I never thought a Sunday without Cleveland Brown football could be uglier than a Sunday with Cleveland Brown football. But my God did yesterday’s game suck. A 11-10 Steelers win? A tie? Ravens run defense looking like the Chiefs? Really? That stuff sucked. I don’t think I even enjoyed football yesterday. (Didn’t help that I forgot to take Mewelde Moore out of my fantasy line-up for MJD and I lost by 2 points. This season, I’m going to win the Joe Franchino Award for worst fantasy GMing.)
However, this could be good news for the Monday Night game between the Browns and the Bills. No way can this game get uglier than what the “football” the Bengals and Eagles displayed. But then again, we are talking about the Browns, who are always up for out-ugling another team and the Bills who are 1-4 in the last five games with about 843 turnovers.
Both teams need a ‘W’ but the Bills need it for far greater reasons than the Browns. For the Bills, the game reminds me a lot of the Browns-Giant game for the Browns. Going into that game the Browns were 1-3 and their season was on the line. A win and everyone thought it could springboard Cleveland to another promising season. Man, we were way off, but that thought and playing under the national audience of MNF inspired the Browns to play their best game of the season and hand the Giant what is still their only loss of the year.
Buffalo is in a very similar situation. They need a win to stay in the playoff and division race. They have been playing like crap and now take that crappy play to the Monday Night stage. Teams seem to always play well when they are at home for MNF. And with their season on the line, I expect the Bills to be no exception.
As for the Browns, I said it before, but you just have no idea what you are going to get from them – besides horrible coaching, bad play calling, lots of Dave Zastudil sightings and the best smile, hair and arms in the game. Brady has a decent start under his belt on the national stage under the lights so hopefully that won’t bother him. They are going to have to throw the ball deeper than 3-yards down field and when Harrison gains 44 yards on four touches, give him the ball more. Same goes for Cribbs. As for Jamal Lewis, I hope he quits after have -13 rushing yards and loses two fumbles, right Wes?
The Chocolate Dumpling has promised some line-up shake up and we’ll see some new players, especially on defense. Travis Daniels has replaced Brandon “I like to dive to tip a pass after the receiver I’m suppose to be covering already caught the ball and is 8 yards behind me” McDonald. Good decision. Shantee Orr, of Michigan fame, will get some time at outside linebacker. And, this is all me making it up, but Martin Rucker should see some time at TE. I doubt Winslow is back next year so let’s see what Rucker can do.
Braylon: I have a message for you. Take your 5-hour energy drink right before the game. Not 5 hours before the game. Maybe this is why you sucks so bad this year. Your math skills are little bit off and you don’t know how long 5-hours really is? Or stop drinking that shit all together because no way can it be good for you. (Are these 5-hour energy drinks not the worst commercials on TV? They are much worse than anything Taco Bell comes up with and that is bad.)
In conclusion (remember how in elementary school all your writing stuff had to end with “in conclusion”), an ugly Sunday of football probably translate into an ugly Monday of football, especially when the Browns and a Trent Edwards led Bill team meet under the lights.