I would be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed in the results so far this season when it comes to defending the pass. I am starting to feel like a broken record when it comes to this phase of the Browns’ game. I couldn’t believe that fill-in-the-blank player who came in to replace fill-in-the-blank player could possibly be worse. Terry Cousin was a name in the blank along with Hank Poteat. Brandon McDonald eventually found himself on that list for me too. So certainly this year with the additions of proven veteran Sheldon Brown, rookie Joe Haden and the return of Eric Wright, who had been the best of the worst, meant that the Browns would have to improve, right? It doesn’t appear that way as they get gashed time and again on big plays. What’s going on?
Like anything else, it is never as simple as it seems. I don’t have to be labeled an Eric Wright apologist to say that the “Eric Wright SUX!” tweets that I have been reading are far too reductionist. Eric Wright has definitely had a rough year this year. Then again, like most things in life, even those with simple answers, there are some other things going on. [Read more...]