Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden came out today in New York and showed me and everyone else he could get the Browns down field and he could do it quickly. The Browns largely due to Weeden’s accurate pass jumped into the lead over the defending Super Bowl Champs in the first minute of the game. The Cleveland fans thought at last, the team could get their first win of the season and the teams first win after the premature quarterback change. Weeden even had me “LG” believing the Cleveland Browns just might be able to pull this off.
Then the Browns defense took the field, they looked like they could hang with the Giants too at first. Then as the game went on the finally tuned instrument that goes by the name of Eli Manning showed the world why the New York Giants were able to come back in last years Super Bowl to secure the win. Manning starting tearing the Browns defense apart. The Browns who had trouble stopping the run last season showed us the moves Tom Heckert made in the off-season weren’t the right ones. The Browns still couldn’t stop the run, it has plagued the team all season. Today the Cleveland fans would watch in horror as the Browns allowed Ahmad Bradshaw to rush all over the Cleveland Defense for 200 yards on the day.
Now you have to remember Cleveland fans have been haunted by the name Bradshaw for years. The saga continues. The New York Giants would tear the Browns defense apart this afternoon and Brandon Weeden would start to make mistakes. Brandon Weeden forced to play from behind, couldn’t repeat the huge play we saw in the first 52 seconds of the game when he found receiver Josh Gordon with a 62 yard connection. Weeden would throw 2 interceptions and make some in-completions. One in particular that sticks out was funny as hell. Weeden fired the ball into his own offensive lineman’s back, when the ball bounced off the guy he caught it. Instead of realizing he couldn’t throw another forward pass on the same down, Weeden fired the ball into the end-zone for what he thought was a touchdown. Even the announcers thought it was funny Weeden didn’t know the rules in football. The ball came back of course.
The loss today can’t be pinned on Weeden, the Browns defense was just out-played and out-classed by the New York Giants and Eli Manning. Shurmur’s play calling didn’t help Weeden either. Why they didn’t stick to what worked in the first few minutes of play is a further demonstration of Pat Shurmur’s inability to coach on the NFL level. The Cleveland browns have now lost the last 11 games they have played.
Brandon Weeden completed 22 of 35 passes he threw, he threw 2 interceptions to extend his streak of games with multiply interceptions and he had 2 touchdowns today. remarkably the Browns offensive line didn’t allow one sack of their quarterback. The Giants have one of the best front fours in the NFL and the Cleveland Offensive line was able to keep them from Brandon Weeden. That in itself is a victory.
Trent Richardson got a few more touches today to give a further demonstration why the Browns need to get the ball in his hands. If only the Browns defense could find their way to the NFL level and the Browns didn’t have to play from behind, maybe then Weeden and Richardson would be able to control the tempo of the game and get this Cleveland Browns team a win. The Browns are now 0-5 and the fans are getting tired of losing. It may be time for a change to take place in the Browns play calling. There is no reason why Trent Richardson shouldn’t be in the game on a 3rd and 1. None. The Browns would fall to the Giants by a final score of 41-27 and the team had a 14-0 lead over the Giants after a few minutes. You tell me what the hell happened out there today. Just leave your comments below…
For the record, it is going to take more than just the return of Joe Haden to fix the holes in this defense……
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