The 5 and 10 Cleveland Browns have proven to their new owner Jimmy Haslam III and the rest of us that they are not a very good football team under the Pat Shurmur regime. The Browns looked terrible the past two weeks taking a beating from the Washington Redskins and the Denver Broncos. Not only did the Broncos beat the Browns 34-12 yesterday, they probably ended the 2012 season for both of the Browns 1st round draft picks. Brandon Weeden went down with a shoulder injury and running back Trent Richardson left late in the game with a left ankle injury. It isn’t know the exact extent of either injury at this time. The Browns may have to face the Pittsburgh Steelers with back up quarterback Colt McCoy making his first start of the 2012 season.
The Browns new owner has to find a way to turn things in for his Browns. The team is loaded with some talented players that haven’t been used properly by the current head coach. The Browns offense is ranked 31st in the red zone and Shurmur could not find the end zone on the Browns first drive again yesterday. The team came out and looked like a football team until they reached the red zone. They drove the ball to the 9 yard line and settled for a field goal. You aren’t going to beat the Peyton Manning led Denver Broncos settling for field goals.
The only touchdown Haslam saw his Browns score was win Colt McCoy led the team down the field and found Greg Little for the score. McCoy has not thrown a pass all season until this game. It is very unlikely that he gets a lot of snaps with the Browns 1st team during the week. Now with only one game left this season the Browns head to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers for their season finale. Jimmy Haslam III would like nothing better than to travel into Pittsburgh and come away with his teams second win over the Steelers this season. Can that happen with Pat Shurmur as the team’s head coach? You tell us……Leave your comments below….
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