HERE WE GO BROWNIES, HERE WE GO…
How about that for a Monday Night performance? Where to begin? How about with how right I was. (Side note: I’m pissed b/c I didn’t get watch the game being at work late last night. I had it DVRed but for some reason every time I fast forwarded it, it jumped to the end. So I saw the score, still wanted to watch the game but the jumping thing happened every time so I gave up and just watched SportsCenter repeatedly. And, is it just me or for every other MNF game, it seems SC spends the first 20 minutes covering the game form 834 annoying angles but this morning they didn’t lead with it and spent like 5 minutes on it?)
Did the Browns have a chance? Yeah because it’s the NFL and there’s always a chance.
The Browns needed a good start, they got it.
The Giants haven’t played anyone with the playmakers (even if they haven’t make plays this year, they are still playmakers) the Browns have. Beating St. Louis, Cincy and Seattle isn’t that big of deal. I guess playing dodge ball against guys your age is a little different.
The Browns needed to open up the playbook. They did with Cribbs and Harrison (who I love and needs more touches [I love say more touches. Don’t we all need more touches? Can we incorporate this into our everyday life. “J Beanie is such a good guy, his GF really needs to give him some more touches.”])
The first quarter his huge for Derek Anderson. He played well in the first half and in the game. He had 225 yards passing in the first half. Braylon had 129 yards in the first half and 154 in the game. They hooked up for plays of 49 and 70 yards. That’s the big play ability they had last year.
A couple big plays, maybe grab the lead and the Dawg Pound will be as loud as ever and the players will fed off that. I’d say this was true. GFB, how insane was it? I need details of how much fun this game was. Would it jump to the top of the top ten games the Browns have played? Not even being there I would say yes but I want a first hand opinion.
This was just an awesome win. The Browns knew this was it. Their whole season came down to this one game. Lose, and there will be turmoil and player changes and more than likely a coaching change. Win, and you save your season giving you a chance to live up to the expectations set on you for the year. This is a very similar situation to the high school football team I cover. Aurora had young team of juniors with no experience last year. No one expected anything from them but they went 9-1, won their league title and made it to the playoffs. This year, with the whole team back, their were state title dreams and and undefeated season goals. They lost two of their first three games. In their first conference game, against the other favorite for the league, who was undefeated at the time, Aurora needed to win to save their season and any chance at the playoffs and league title. They dominated that game and have won five in row since. They are going back to the playoffs and will win the league for the fourth straight year. Sorry to bore you w/ that but it’s just like the Browns. They got the big, season-saving win. Now they can ride this to a promising season.
Will they though? I’m not ready to crown them a playoff team yet. Still way to many stupid penalties. (Really an illegal formation on the first play of the game after a bye week? How many times did you practice that play? You had to have know what your first play of the game was going to be and yet you still line up incorrectly? That’s piss poor.)
Let’s leave it at this. It was a nice win. A great win even. Now, they can’t be content with it. They have to build, improve and show this is the team they really are, not the team that looked like the Michigan Wolverines would beat them. Ride this momentum into D.C. Get back to .500 and then who knows what can happen.