Found November 05, 2012 on
Waiting For Next Year:
Who caught your eye? Did someone stand out? Who blew it? That’s what were interested in this morning. Winners and losers.
The Browns kicked five field goals after falling behind 14-0. Unfortunately, they couldn’t hold that lead. This morning we start picking it apart.
LOSER: Communication. Unreal. Get your stuff together. The Browns continue to waste timeouts and opportunities to score. With the addition of an offensive coordinator, I for one thought things would go a little smoother for Pat Shurmur when it came to these kinds of clock management situations. What exactly is the process here? Shouldn’t Childress have a playcall ready for Shurmur when he is distracted with some kind of penalty explanation or shiny object is in the sky? Shouldn’t Shurmur trust Childress enough to make a call when he is running out of time? Ugh.
WINNER: Phil Dawson. It really is hard to name many winners from Sunday, but Phil is a pretty easy one. Watch his face after making those field goals. You can tell he’d rather be kicking extra points. Us too Phil.
LOSER: Rivalry. Ten times in a row. Ten times in a row. Ten times in a row. Ten times in a row. Ten times in a row. Ten times in a row. Ten times in a row. Ten times in a row. Ten times in a row. Ten times in a row. Monotonous and not much fun is it?
I’m done. I’d highlight some aspect of the defense, since they did shut down the Ravens for a good chunk of this game, but you can’t really say how great they were except for the beginning and the end of the game can you?
Your up. Who are your winners and losers?
BEST OF MAXIM
Pat Shurmur was given an inch and took a mile. Toting two wins in his last three games, and a roster full of players who opted to work rather than rest while heading into a divisional game, backed by a tailwind rooted in improved fan morale and a fiery man who received his first game ball as majority owner, those who were mentally packing up Pat’s belongings just three weeks earlier...
Browns head coach Pat Shurmur, from yesterday’s session with the media-
I can’t tell you exactly. I know exactly why. There were a couple situations getting the right people in the game, getting the play to the quarterback in a timely fashion and then him calling it properly. That’s the string of events. There were a couple times yesterday that didn’t get done. I’m absolutely...
“The Browns’ locker room was transformed into Believeland this week, with confidence and optimism permeating the air as if it had been spritzed out of the automatic air-fresheners.” — Mary Kay Cabot
“The vibe is really good. We really believe we can beat the Ravens, not just come close. They’re a good team, but we feel like they’re ripe to be beat.” — Josh Cribbs...
Jimmy Haslam didn’t like the penalty that overturned the Browns TD
It’s going to be a long couple of weeks Browns fans. Buckle up.
Pat Shurmur is his own worst enemy sometimes. With the game on the line and facing 4th and 2 from their own 28 yard line and he seemed to want to prove that he’s learned to be aggressive. Never mind that the previous controversial fourth down plays...
With time to reflect, Browns coach Pat Shurmur says he would change some play calls and reconsider other decisions he made in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to Baltimore.
The Browns were beaten 25-15 by the Ravens, who put the game away in the final four minutes after stopping Cleveland on a fourth-and-2 play. Instead of punting from his own 28, Shurmur, who still had two...
Head coach Pat Shurmur demands better execution in short yardage.
BEREA -- Compare the feelings about the Cleveland Browns from Monday to Monday.
A week ago there were positives and smiles after the Browns beat a woeful San Diego team on an afternoon when the Browns punted nine times.
The week that followed was upbeat, with a tangible feeling that the Browns had a chance for that definitive win against Baltimore.
Of course it didnt happen, and...
1) Its always interesting to sit back and watch firing season. Guy loses, everyone cries for him to be fired. Guy loses two, more guys call for firings. Now, 19 losses in 24 games is a lot of losses and does not burnish the resume. And there have been some very shaky decisions on the sidelines for the 2012 Cleveland Browns, but some of them are shaky simply because they did not work...
After a year and a half and more thousands of words written, most of BrownsTown is coming around on DK's view that Browns coach Pat Shurmur is over matched and unqualified as a head coach and offensive coordinator.
November in the NFL usually brings around change. Playoff teams begin to emerge while teams on the outside looking in begin to change out coaches, general managers, and other team personnel. Let’s take a look at my opinion of who is the hot seat in the National Football League in tiers:
Likely Out At Season’s End
Pat Shurmur, Cleveland Browns: It’s very hard to make a case...