Browns @ Ravens Live game notes and final thoughts


It is not a good idea to come to play the Ratbirds on the day they unfurl their championship banner.

The Browns deferred the choice to the second half.  They must be confident that the game will not be beyond reach at half time.


Penalty on Taylor is not a good start.  First and 10 vs. 3rd and 13.  They don’t need the help.

Nice pass defended by Haden

Great run by Rice.

Skrine drops the pick.  There is a reason some are DBs.

The Browns LBs are dropping too far and the Ratbirds are completing passes under them for first downs.  Must be a little more aggressive than that.

Mingo with the sack on his first play

Blitz fails to get there and the Browns are lucky the pass was a little long to the endzone.

50 yard FG attempt NO GOOD.

Good vision by Weeden to find Cameron wide open for 53 yards.  There are holes in the Ratbird DB group.  Greco should have been flagged for holding on the play.  Weeden got out of the rush effectively.

No blocking by the O line.  Two runs by TRich get just 4 yards.  Cousins pulled and … Read more at FryingPanSports

Browns vs Bengals: The Browns fans finally have hope for a brighter future for the team.

Browns vs Bengals

Browns vs Bengals

Last week you had to take a number because there was a long line waiting to jump off the I90 bridge after the Browns lack of offense.  In that line were several of the Browns defensive players and coaches.

Week 2 took the team to Cincinnati to face the division foe Bengals.  The offense looked much better.  While the team ended up losing the second straight game, both QB Brandon Weeden and RB Tony Richardson showed the talent you hope every first round draft pick has.

The lack of coverage by the defense allowed the Bengals to win the game but for the first time in a long long time there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  And I do not believe it is an oncoming train.

The first great sign is the new owner Jimmy Haslam.  One of the things that I have talked a lot about on my radio show is the organizational lack of urgency to win.  My Dad was a smart guy.  One of the early lessons he taught me was there is a fine line between being laid back and laid out.  And you better know which side of … Read more at FryingPanSports