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Who caught your eye? Did someone stand out? Who blew it? That’s what were interested in this morning. Winners and losers.
So, 10-6 now? As I mentioned in our game preview podcast, teams that are young tend to be inconsistent. Road game after a big win? Sounds like potential for a letdown. Still, this team was right there with a shot.
LOSER: Josh Gordon. I wonder, if the Browns haven’t had a recent run of WRs with trouble holding onto the ball, would this drop be as big? Gordon’s TD catch was great. If he doesn’t drop that pass late, we might be talking about how he is looking like a consistent threat with still raw talent.
WINNER: Brandon Weeden. Weeden looked pretty good yesterday. He held his own all day in comparison to the number one pick in the draft. At least twice he made outstanding plays in the face of serious pressure. He had national pundits talking about him as well. The week one debacle is beginning to look like the anomaly.
LOSER/WINNER: Jimmy Haslem. Not sure how to label this. On one hand, if you are going to get that emotional and demonstrative during a game you may want to be out of the camera’s eye. On the other hand, when was the last time we saw someone in the owners box act like a fan?
LOSER: Trent Richardson. Ouch. We all kind of assumed Richardson was out because of the ribs. Then Shurmur says he didn’t aggravate the injury, he just wasn’t effective. Now, Shurmur has been known to say stupid stuff like this when it is really the case, especially about injured players. No way he just pulls Richardson there in favor of Hardesty right? Right?
LOSER: Veteran Leadership. You don’t excuse them, but it makes more sense when rookies make mistakes. Sheldon Brown missing that tackle? Not excusable. D’Qwell Jackson with that stupid roughing penalty? Inexcusable.
Alright. It’s your turn…
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Cleveland Browns rookie running back Trent Richardson was adamant that even after suffering a rib injury last week, he would be ready to play today against the Colts. Today that was not the case, and whether it was the injury or non effectiveness, Trent Richardson did not finish the game against the Colts. Browns head coach Pat Shurmur felt he had seen enough of Richardson could...
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— Jason Pinkston (@JasonPinkstonOL) October 22, 2012
Tweeting from his hospital bed, Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Jason Pinkston has been interacting with fans and updating them on his status since being admitted to the Cleveland Clinic with a blood clot in his lung. Pinkston apparently had...
It takes a serious blow for anyone on a team with the best left tackle in the game to be blindsided by any play, but when Randy Lerner decided to sell the majority portion of the Cleveland Browns back in June, team president Mike Holmgren found himself face down with a mask full of field turf.
ESPNCleveland’s Tony Grossi’s latest discusses the man who was brought in to fix the...
We don’t post all press conferences, but this one signaling the end of the Mike Holmgren era seemed worth adding to the site. Or, you can skip it and read Scott’s artful take on it.
(Opening statement) – “I’d like to start off by thanking Randy Lerner, first of all, for giving me the opportunity to come to Cleveland. My year off when he came to visit me in Arizona, he...
Cleveland running back Trent Richardson has exited the game and is questionable to return.Fantasy Spin:Though the Browns haven't announced why Richardson is on the sidelines, we're guessing it has something to do with the rib injury that forced him from last week's game against the Bengals. Montario Hardesty has come on to take his place rushing for 24 yards on six carries.
Cleveland running back Trent Richardson (ribs) will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis, Browns coach Mike Shurmur said according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Shurmur pulled Richardson Sunday after just eight carries but didn't give a definitive reason other than saying, "There were some things happening out there where we weren't having efficiency running the football...
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."
The Browns ground game went nowhere, and Josh Gordon inexplicably dropped a touchdown pass in the end zone.
Game One of the Jimmy Haslam era.
After beating the Bengals last week in Cleveland, the Browns are looking to start an honest-to-god win streak against Andrew Luck and Indianapolis Colts.
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Sure to see plenty of this going around this week- “Gordon is emerging as a very nice player for the Browns, a good find in the supplemental draft this year. He was supposed...
The Indianapolis Star's Mike Chappell, on the ball as usual, says the difference in this game came down to a few big plays. The Colts struggled (I've almost reached some kind of overuse threshold on that word this season) for long stretches in this game. However, they kept coming up with one more big play to keep their hopes alive against the feisty Browns. Chappell...
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.