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Lost in all of the Pat Shurmur play-calling bashing, questions about the health of Trent Richardson, the special teams disaster, the extra point gaff by Reggie Hodges, and of course the big drop by Josh Gordon was the stellar play of rookie QB Brandon Weeden.
Remember back after the 17-16 season-opening loss to Philadelphia, half of the city was already done with Weeden? The Colt McCoy catcalls were in full effect. I for one told people that what I saw from the rookie in his debut was some of the worst quarterbacking I can ever remember. I walked away from the game thinking the defense was better than I thought and Weeden was a disaster waiting to happen. But a funny thing happened on the way to writing Weeden off…..
He got better and better and better. This is not Blaine Gabbert version 2.0 folks.
While last week’s big home win over Cincinnati was a day we will look back at as Weeden’s first victory as a pro, it was yesterday’s 17-13 loss that may have been his finest hour in his f...
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The head coach of the Cleveland Browns told his team after they lost we’ve got to get ready for the San Diego Chargers next week, just like we got ready for the Colts this week after a win, we now must focus on getting ready for the Chargers after a loss. It is almost as though Shurmur excuses his team for losing when he says things to them like, “don’t worry half the teams...
Colts 17 Browns 13
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The Colts and Browns traded long drives in the first half, with the Browns answering Luck’s brilliant touchdown run with a long drive and a Brandon Weeden TD pass. Cleveland missed the extra point. The Colts fired back with a 14 play 76 yard touchdown drive. 14-6, Colts at the half.
Bruce Arians appeared to be trolling the Browns when he called timeout with one second left in the first half. Arians had an explanation, but after hearing it, I still don’t really understand the logic.
“I don’t have the button to our special teams coach, so I was trying to run down and catch him to call timeout with four seconds left to make them kick the ball and just try...
BEREA The Browns headed to Indianapolis thinking they would be able to successfully run the ball against the banged up Colts. Just a week earlier, the Jets ran rough shod over Indianapolis.
However, the Browns rushed for just 55 yards on 17 carries for a dismal 3.2 average.
Pat Shurmur was asked what the problem is with the running game. Is it that Trent Richardson isnt healthy?...
Jimmy Haslam shows how he feels about the decision to punt in the 4th quarter
If Pat Shurmur thought he was embroiled when the team was 0-5 he ain’t seen nothing yet. Pat Shurmur will be able to say things to defend himself, but the second-guessing is just too obvious on this day to be baseless. Yes, Shurmur called what should have been a go-ahead TD pass to Josh Gordon on 3rd...
Over at Bleacher Report, Nate Dunlevy recapitulated the Colts' win over the Browns with his observations and even some highlight videos. Nate saw it the way many fans familiar with the team saw it:
Following a similar formula to previous encounters with the Vikings and Jaguars, the Colts jumped out to a comfortable halftime lead, and then hung on for dear life.
It hurt me inside not being out there. I didn’t want to come out. [Coach Pat Shurmur] knows what’s best, he made his decision. You will have to ask him [if it was the right decision]. For me, I thought I should have been in the game, but that’s any athlete, anyone who has that fight in him and is competitive. [...] [The injury] is worse than people think. I’m not myself out...
Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur wouldn’t rule anything
out when it comes to running back Trent Richardson. After the back was benched
during the second half of Sunday’s matchup against the Indianapolis Colts,
Shurmur indicated that Richardson could be rested for a week or two due to his
rib injury, reports Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer.
"You just watch...
San Diego at Cleveland Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland - TV: CBS; DirecTV: 708 *TV announcers: Spero Dedes, Rich Gannon *Keys to the game: The Chargers were shell-shocked by a furious Broncos comeback the last time they were on the field. There's no magic bullet for the pre-bye week ills. QB Philip Rivers disavowed the notion that more conservative...
During his Monday press conference with the Cleveland media, Pat Shurmur revealed that Phil Taylor will be returning to practice after missing the first seven games of the season.
And not a moment too soon, considering that Ahtyba Rubin wasn’t able to play the full game against the Colts with his calf injury. Maybe someday the Browns will have a full complement of defensive linemen...
While Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richardson was
able to start Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, the rookie was
eventually removed from the game by coach Pat Shurmur, reports Kareem Copeland
"We just kind of didn't
feel like he could play as effective as he'd been," Shurmur said. "He
wanted to play."
Another first. This time, I spoke with Jacob about the Browns and the Indians. The Browns are coming off of their loss to the Indianapolis Colts and the Indians are still working on publicizing the Terry Francona hire.
How insane were Browns fans to predict a victory after the Bengals win?
Pat Shurmur and his 4th and 1 call
Terry Francona and what kind of difference he can make...