Ask a third-grader and he would know what to do. Hell, ask your girlfriend who knows nothing about sports and she’ll know what to do. Anyone who can do basic math (and even those who can’t) would have know what to do. It’s funny that a head football coach doesn’t know what do. Romeo is an idiot. Maybe he only knows how to do math in fractions. You know, like four quarter pounders equals a pound. But subtracting 3 from 10, Romeo has no clue. He can add three to any number though. I just don’t get it. Walking out of the stadium last night, everyone was asking the same thing, “Why do you kick a field goal?” Does Romeo not realize you still need a touchdown to win when you are down 10-6? And with less than 3 minutes left, you probably aren’t going to get the ball back. If you do, there won’t be much time left (which happened). Romeo, you are a moron. A complete moron. A field goal? Really? I still don’t understand it. A field goal? Was he playing the spread? Does he have Phil Dawson on his fantasy team? What the hell was he thinking? You just drove 60 some yards on 14 plays, have the momentum, the crowd cheering like crazy behind you, you’ve converted three third downs on the drive, you have a chance to finally beat your hated rival for the first time in 10 tries and instead you settle for a meaningless field goal that still leaves you needing a touchdown to win. Someone please explain this to me.
Romeo’s time in Cleveland is over. I would have fired him last night. Phil Savage should have appeared on the jumbotran and announced over the PA system that Romeo is fired, a la, WWE style. That would have got the biggest cheer of the game. Of course, he won’t be fired though. But anyone who kicks that field, doesn’t deserve to be a head coach. Herm Edwards thinks Romeo is a bad coach. Norv Turner thinks he’s a bad coach. And the fans have no faith in him. Bye-bye Romeo.
And that is all based on just the field goal decision (and last’s one too). Then it gets even worse when you factor in the crappy “two-minute offense” at the first half. Way to waste 10 seconds before calling a time-out. Way to waste another 10-15 by sneaking it on third-and-one instead of calling a timeout. Then, on top of it all, a time a field goal would have been a good call, he doesn’t do that. A field goal would have made it 7-3 at half and been a slight boost at the break. Instead, he calls a slow developing pass play the DA throws to Steptoe at the three-yard line, only its such a horrible pass it’s intercepted. One, you got to throw it to the endzone. Two, you don’t throw it to Steptoe. Three, throw a quick fade to Braylon or quick slant to Winslow so that even if it’s incomplete, you still got time for the field goal. Horrible, horrible decisions by Romeo and DA. You got to get points on the board.
Once again, Browns fans are left shaking their heads as we lose once again to Pittsburgh. The crowd at the game was great. Loud, cheering all the time, yelling at Steeler fans and really into the game. But again, we all left disappointed and pissed off. Seal was with me and asked “why am I such a die-heart Browns fan?” I answered, “because the one time they win it all will be worth it.” In theory, yes. But it won’t ever happen with Romeo in charge of this team.
In other weekend football action…
The Ohio State-USC game went just about as you expect any OSU game against and non-Big Ten, MAC, Ohio school team. Can we please all agree OSU isn’t national title contender now? But of course if we look at the game through W’s eyes, we won’t count this game, or the OU game, in determining how good the Buckeyes are. We’ll just stick to the YSU game and say Ohio State looks really, really dominate.
And Michigan might win two more games, might. At at least the Minnesota-Michigan rivalry will be a good game again.