Found October 09, 2012 on
These are the views from the observation deck. From the fan mentality as I watched the game. FUMBLE……Trent Richardson is a Beast, 2 plays for 22 yards and a TD. That’s how you start a football game. Trent called out the Giants defense, and told them that he thought he could run on them. 17 rushes and 81 yards later. I would say so. If it was not for the fact the offense had to abandon the run late in the game, and the penalties on some of his runs. Trent would have rushed for well over 100 yards. He managed to include 47 receiving yards to his totals, so it was third game of the season with 100 yards from scrimmage. Brandon Weeden’s throw of 62 yards to Josh Gordon was beautiful. The rookies are coming through, and the Browns are really starting to look like something. My wife, daughter and I are doing a conga dance around our apartment. The Browns defense SUCKS!!!!! I can’t believe how we all were sucked into believing the Browns had a solid defense in that first week of the season. I was watching one of the pregame shows on Sunday, before the Browns game, and one of the commentators said that the Browns have a pretty good defense. No Sir, they do not. The Browns have a good defensive line, but have horrible linebackers and horrible play in the secondary. Thank Goodness Joe Haden has missed his last game!! It seems that I am getting my wish of Jordan Norwood getting some playing time. He responded by leading the game in receptions with 9 and 81 yards receiving. He seemed to be Brandon Weeden’s favorite target. Ben Watson seems totally lost in this offense; I have not seen or heard from him at all this season. They really don’t know how to use Jordan Cameron yet, but it’s obvious that he really knows how to make plays when he gets the ball. It seems the team really misses Alex Smith. I know I could barely say it myself Brandon Weeden makes his mistakes, but I can say that he does look better and better every game. The Giants have a great defensive line and BW managed not to get sacked. He rolled out and stepped up in the pocket when he needed to. BW focused on the check downs and finally let one rip and be completed. Dropped passes and the lack of defensive support is no help. But I won’t put these losses totally on Brandon. Not at all. Speaking of sacks, I was more than impressed with the Offensive Line. Jason Pierre-Paul did not have the impact on the game people may have suspected. Joe Thomas handled him well and when he rotated to the other side of the line. Mitchell Schwartz put his mitts on him. The Browns gave up 243 rushing yards and I say the defensive line is good. Shame on me. Again, Cleveland Browns fans you have to ask yourself what do you want. Do you want the playoffs this year? Do you want to finish at .500? I tell you what I want, and that is football players. With no second round pick next year thanks to Josh Gordon. We need to let someone put the house up for a Geno Smith and get some players for this defense.
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Browns Want To Increase Rookie RB Richardson’s Role -Browns head coach Pat Shurmur confirmed that the Browns are working with Trent Richardson on a goal of making him a true every-down back. Richardson missed the entire preseason, so he opened the season as a two-down back who left the field in favor of Chris Ogbonnaya in passing situations. Richardson has 15 receptions over his...
I’m sure some of you are already tired of this and think it is being beaten to death, but I just read on Twitter that Pat Shurmur is still defending the play saying Jordan Norwood was open in the first read. Anyway, I won’t tell you where I stand on it anymore, but it is worth going through the pictures to discuss the progression.
First up is the third and one where Trent Richardson...
Several key Cleveland Browns players missed practice
yesterday and figure to be questionable for this weekend’s contest against
their division rival, the Cincinnati Bengals. The Browns were without wide
receivers Travis Benjamin, Mohamed Massaquoi and Jordan Norwood as well as
linebacker D’Qwell Jackson.
Massaquoi and Benjamin each missed last weekend’s matchup...
ROCKS AT THE THRONE
Following the announcement of new suspensions for those players involved in the Saints bounty scandal, one of those suspended, Scott Fujita, laid into the commish with a scathing statement.
Browns linebacker Scott Fujita has criticized NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for the way he has handled his suspension in the New Orleans Saints' bounty case.
Fujita had his three-game suspension reduced to one on Tuesday by Goodell, who sent the veteran a letter. Fujita says he's pleased Goodell acknowledged he never participated in the pay-for-hits program, but did not...
Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita accused commissioner Roger Goodell of abusing his power in his handling of the New Orleans Saints' bounty case, and also slammed the league's recent record on player safety. Fujita had his three-game suspension reduced to one on Tuesday by Goodell. In a statement Wednesday, Fujita expressed anger with a letter he received from Goodell...
Sometimes, tempers flare when you combine NFL football, family and the act of wagering hard-earned money on some aspect related to the outcome of a particular game. And when you add into that already volatile mix being a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan, well, you have a recipe for disaster; or, at least in this particular [...]
The apology came from Joe Haden's heart. He knows he let down the Browns.
Speaking for the first time since he was suspended four games by the NFL, Haden acknowledged Monday that he tested positive for the stimulant Adderall, leading him to be banned for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Haden, one of Cleveland's best players, apologized...
The specific discipline being imposed today, subject to appeals by the players, is as follows:
SCOTT FUJITA (now with the Cleveland Browns) is suspended for one game. He had been suspended for three games.
In a letter to Fujita, Commissioner Goodell said:
"While I have not found that you directly contributed to the bounty pool, there is no serious question that you were aware...
Browns CB Joe Haden returns from his four-game suspension
Get your week six, waiver wire fix!—- The ‘your guess is a good as mine’ pick-up —-Josh Gordon/Greg Little – WR Browns:Take your pick – Josh Gordon had two catches for 82 yards and two td’s while Greg Little had two targets and a bagel. Next week they have the Bengals at home who just gave up 223 yards to Tannehill. One of them is in for a big day, unfortunately my...
“We had about a three minute stretch there before the end of the first half that, just, you know, uh, wow, you can’t do that, you know, against a good football team. And then we battled …” — Pat Shurmur
“You’d think anyone who’s played much quarterback would know that you only get one forward pass [per play].” — Dan Dierdorf
“It stinks.” — T.J. Ward
Here is the week six NFL schedule, with links to the local media covering each team: Thursday, Oct. 11 Game Time/Score TV Location Pittsburgh at Tennessee 8:20 pm NFL Network LP Field Sunday, Oct. 14 Game Time/Score TV Location Dallas at Baltimore 1:00 pm FOX M&T Bank Stadium Cincinnati at Cleveland 1:00 pm CBS Cleveland Browns Stadium St. Louis at Miami 1:00 pm