Sunday, September 24, 2006

Disappointment

Hey, the Cleveland Browns looked like a football team today. Their key players - Charlie Frye, Kellen Winslow, Jr., and Braylon Edwards - all made good plays. Charlie threw an interception with about 2 minutes left in the game, and the defense allowed Baltimore to drive for the winning field goal, a 52-yard shot by Matt Stover.

It looks like there is hope, but I'm still gonna give out idiot of the week awards.

  • Win - Maurice Carthon. Quipper...3 weeks in a row? Yep. The Browns didn't have an answer any of the adjustments that Baltimore made in halftime. Yet, the Ravens offense made all the adjustments I believe we should have made. (BTW...our two touchdowns were caused by Frye's scrambling ability, not necessarily because the calls were good ones.)
  • Place - the Browns defense. Quipper, they only gave up 15 points? Yes, but when it counted, they couldn't stop the Ravens from driving. Points scored in first three quarters - 3. Scored in fourth quarter - 12.
  • Show - the OSU defense. Yes, the OSU defense. Granted OSU won, but the defense slept for two series. Had Penn State been any better at finishing their drives, the outcome probably would have been different.
Kudos to the Browns in general for not backing down against the Ravens. The offense showed glimmers of hope against a blitz-happy team, and Frye is looking like one tough character. Now, if Maurice would only buy that Play Calling For Dummies book.

6 comments:

Kayla said...

Need to send that book to UAB's
Coach (term used loosely) Brown.

A friend and I nicknamed him
"Bullethole Brown"
because it seemed every time we made a big play, he shot us in the foot with a stupid play call or another penalty

KrazyinBrooklyn said...

I was listening to it on the radio,while picking up the girls from the in laws. Such a disappointment but they did keep it together well.

I like football my favorite sport.

Quipper said...

Kayla - "Bullethole Brown"...I love it!

Krazy - this one wasn't as painful to watch. I was really upset halfway thru the first quarter of the Bengals game last week.

KrazyinBrooklyn said...

well I was driving home, and heared about the field goal and was pounding on the stiring wheel because I was mad, my oldest looked at me like I was a nut case.

Anonymous said...

Go Bucks!!

Scottius Maximus said...

Quipper!

Every time I see the Browns blow a game, either live or on the multitude of highlights programs, I think of you, and can hear you screaming "idiot" in my mind's ear. It's completely changed the season's highlight watching!