Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 9/11/13
The Good:  It was very hard to watch the game but I watched the game plus the replay of the game TWICE, and it was very difficult to find anything good to say about this game.  Travis Benjamin gave the offense some good field position off of special teams returns, and played well as the deep threat to help with the absence of Gordon.  Trent Richardson started off the first half good, considering OC Nov Turner’s Air Raid offense (Heavy on the pass game, less on the running game) is a new system that doesn’t favor the run.  Gordon only has one more week before he’s ready to go!The Bad:  Norv Turner’s Air Raid offense can only turn in good results with a solid offensive line.  The offensive line played too soft during the game, since the offense means three passes every series or every other series without a rushing attempt.  As the game wore down, their ability to protect Weeden grew worse.  The defense couldn’t cover an ant hill.  The secondary was lit up, due to the inability of the defensive line to pressure Tannehill, who most of the game  had far too much time in the pocket to move the ball down field in the air.  I also didn’t care for how many long ball were completed with Skrine’s name painted like a bulls eye.The Ugly:  Brandon Weeden played in the Air Raid system at Oklahoma State, so he’s very familiar with the playbook and the schemes.  His inability to make good reads down field continued to be a showcase this week with 3 picks thrown in the end zone and finishing with a 48.4 QB rating.  Browns fans, before blaming the offensive line, which seem to be an automatic excuse for QB errors, Weeden had plenty of time and just made the wrong reads and inaccurate passes down field.  Since he played the same system in college, he should have been able to step in and be effective, there’s just no excusing it.  Ok, I’ll say getting sacked 6 times and hit 16 times make the game hard for any QB, so the entire offense was horrible against the Dolphins.
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