The Week's Results:
A loss to the Steelers always fires up the dawgs, and there have been a lot
of them in recent years. Head Coach Butch Davis now finds himself the target,
and pulled in three times as many goathorns as his nearest competitor. Richard Alston continues to creep up on the gameball leaders, but most fans didn't award
a gameball to any players, preferring instead to to express their displeasure
Write-Ins: "Turkey Jones", "Turf", "Fans who wanted to do something
violent to Butch Davis". "The foam fingers", "all steeler players, all steeler
coaches", "all the browns fans worldwide", "Cameraman who put the guy in the ""#uck
Pittsburgh"" shirt on the Jumbotron", "The Beer Vendor in Sec. 527", "The turf
at Cleveland Browns Stadium", "Fans for putting up with this crap", "The FANS",
Write-Ins: "Randy Lerner if he doesn't fire Butch tomorrow", Joey Porter, "Jeff Triplette for bottlegate", "Art Modell", "Tim Couch", Randy Lerner
(3), "The OFFENSIVE offensive line" , "The idiots who sold their tickets to
Squeeler Fans", "Joey Porter for starting a fight during warmups", The "Butch
Davis" Turk, "Greg, Barry, Owl, and Swerb", "Green/Porter fight", "Pathetic Fans
That Let Steeler Fans Take Over", "SF Niners for continually losing and taking
away our next number 1 draft bust"
YEAR TO DATE STANDINGS
||Alston had some of the best KO returns the Browns
have had. Garcia played well despite the TO's and lack of OL in front of
him. Davis was the only LB out there.
||all of us for dealing with this
||No gameballs for anyone.
||very tough to give out gameballs today
||A. Bryant- for not running back to dallas as fast
as he can
||Special mention for the turf, otherwise it could
have been even uglier. Kudos for Green finding a way to sit this one out.
||I give a gameball to Browns fans everywhere for
watching week after week of this garbage. We deserve better.
||Sadly I missed Holcomb entering the game although
he didn't deserve to. Butch should be ashamed that he wouldn't guarantee
Jeff the starter for next week. ASHAMED!!!
||Antonio Bryant- It's nice to FINALLY see #81 catch
a ball and run his routes hard Dawson for extending the streak- sad to say,
one of the 2 bright spots on the day Whole D for the goal line stop- the
only other real bright spot
||Cutch deserves a Gameball for putting up with this
ridiculous coaching regime. The guy comes to play every week no matter how
hopeless the gameplan.
||as painful as it is, the freakin' steelers are a
better team than our Browns as evidenced by butch's 1-8 record against bill
and his team - sheeeesh!
||Alston comes through with another nice return.
KEEP THIS GUY!
||CUTCH: Great pick, solid coverage and tackles.
BRYANT: What a great trade -- this guy can make plays that Q only dreamed
about. DAWSON: At least the kicker will be listed in the top 10 stats come
||Gameball for Alston: Two weeks' straight great KO
returns. Gameball for Garcia: Couldn't pay me enough to put up with the crap
he has thus far. Gameball for Heinrich: One of the few who had no part in
||Daylon was the one shining defensive light
||Hard to come up with anything positive... Alston
for the opening kickoff return, Dawson for keeping his streak alive, Jackson
for leading the receivers
||Garcia continues to play his heart out. Yes, he
made mistakes today but the only reason why was because he was trying to
make something happen when the O-line gets completely dominated by the
steelers d-line. Can you imagine Couch and Holcomb playing a full game
behind this line? yikes! McCutcheon continues to show that he is the best
corner on the team. No one else deserves a game ball.
||gotta stand up for yourself.. even though it was
||for putting up with this so called head coach and
all his assistants
||Jeff Garcia is still the only player playing with
any sort of passion. Pulling him out was just idiotic, which I will get to
on my goathorn comments. Cutch had some good cover plays and the INT and
Mean Willy Green gets a gameball for not taking any s*** from Joey Porter
and showing any sort of passion, outside of Garcia. It's a sad state when
your two most passionate players are your QB who gets yanked and your RB who
doesn't even play one down!!
||Special teams coach: other than Frost's debacle in
Baltimore, they have been terrific in all phases all year. D-No had an OK
game, and Will Green for taking Porter out.
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||The beer vendor was the best player yesterday - he
got me good and wasted so I didn't feel the pain of this pathetic team!!
||Its tough to find guys to get gameballs to this
week. Alston gets one for his kickoff return, despite a muff later he was
still good overall and makes you wonder why Butch didn't have him up
earlier. Daylon gets one for his INT. Steelers only had 134 yards passing
half of which was Burress on Henry. Frisman Jackson another guy who you
wonder what took so long to get him up on the roster. I thought Butch knew
talent. The turf at the stadium gets a game ball because it was responsible
for three tackles. Which is one more than Warren.
||McCutch & Griffith played well. Too bad the rest
of the D didn't play as well. Alston gets my 3rd GB for his 74 yard return.
||Fans - only gameball I'm giving out...the fans
deserve better than what we are be given by the Browns organization.
||McCutch - Thank you for being a TEAM player,
knowing how to tackle, and being consistent over the years. You are a
Cleveland Browns football player. Jeff Garcia - Thank you for continuing to
challenge this coaching staff that has TAKEN AUDIBLES AWAY from you. You are
a three time pro bowl quarterback that has had your mental edge taken away
from you behind a terrible line. I appreciate you. Antonio Bryant - Thank
you for coming in, saying the right things, looking great in a Browns
uniform, being athletic and NOT being Quincy Morgan. I hope you become a
major threat with KWII next season.
||Phil Dawson to the Pro Bowl!
||I gave the TV announcers a game ball for Dierdorf
saying "That was the most inept series of offense" he's ever seen.
||Jeff Garcia gets a gameball for still being off of
IR...didn't think that would happen this late into the season. Also, for
coming out and saying what the fans and every other team that plays the
Browns already knows...they're so predictable, we already know what's
coming, the team is horribly undisciplined, and the team plays like crap
because of bad preparation...VINDICATION FOR TIM COUCH WHO IS LAUGHING ALL
THE WAY TO THE BANK!!!!
||Alston looks good back there returning kick offs.
Dawson hasn't definitely been our MVP and only Pro Bowl player. The fans
just for putting up with this so called coaching staff and make shift front
||Andra Davis once again led a solid defensive
effort. Phil Dawson just hasn't missed all season!
||why is it so hard to chose one? damn. Golic was
very nice in the airport...that is about it. one nice play, and lang and
garcia get one for their attitude.
||THE SPECIAL TEAMS ARE THE ONLY HIGHLIGHT. WHEN
HOLCOMB THREW THE BALL FRISMAN JACKSON LOOKED GOOD. BUT THAT WAS ABOUT IT.
||Fans for having to suffer with this display. TV
announcers stating at one point 'that was about as pathetic a display on
offense that you are ever going to see'. Dawson to Pro-Bowl
||Nobody gets a gameball for that pitiful display
||Henry played so far off of Hines it appeared he
was in the next county. The O-line sucked, plain and simple. Green should
have handled himself better in pregame.
||Butch must go: terrible gameday coach, poor judge
of talent, poor team discipline, drafts players too stupid to understand an
||Terry Robiskie needs to let Garcia audible out of
bad plays, the offensive line has proven week after week that it can't pick
up a blitz and it's not necessarily the players but more likely poor
coaching and preparation. I have been a supporter of Butch Davis but I don't
thing I can take anymore of this. He needs to be gone at the end of this
year along with Robiskie. We don't have a power offense, we have the talent
to be a west coast offense, we need to incorporate that into our offense
||Jeff Triplette for bottlegate, how many of these
things can we give butch? This game did it for me...time to fire butch, he
lost me today.
||Please make Butch go away, please....
||Randy Lerner gets a set of horns if he doesn't
shake up the Front Office. Total lack of enthusiasm for our greatest rival -
poor game prep, poor play calling falls on the head of Butch Davis
||Only three slots; I could have used several more.
Robiskie gets dishonorable mention for his unimaginative playcalling and
slow motion speed of sending in the play. Gerard Warren for his Claude
Raines impersonation after running his yap all week. What a bunch of
garbage. Butch must go...and take the rest of these overinflated ego turd
burglers with you!
||Unreal how disgusting this year has become because
of another Browns squad bereft of offensive linemen. It's the same old song
and dance and it always will be till we have a coach/gm that understands we
have to dedicate a draft to building an offensive line - translation : get
the (@#$ outta Cleveland Butch!!! Take Robo with you!
||Butch- you've been "The Man" for this team for
long enough now that you need to get an offensive line that can block
consistently. Robo- gotta get the plays in on time- look at how pittspuke
does it- wristband with 200+ numbered plays Frisman- He'll get one every
week until he no longer wears #19- that's a # that's off-limits.
||Fire Davis now!
||This team is so bad, it's hard to give goats
against everyone, because some of them are actually trying. Give it to Butch
Davis. The sooner he's gone the better chance Browns fans have of a winning
||fire our whole staff - I could do a better job!
||I've been patient with Butch trying to clean up
the mess left behind by the Policy/Clark Regime, but I've lost it. It's time
for Butch to go as it has become obvious that Butch has lost this team to
the point of no return.
||HENRY: What was with the loose coverage? You
killed us. ALL COACHES: Nobody was ready for this game, and it showed.
Offense, defense, special teams -- you name it and they were not prepared.
Poor play calling, poor adjustments, poor everything. This falls on you.
GREEN: What was the point of getting into a fight? You might have been the
spark we needed, but now we'll never know.
||Goat: Butch Davis, soon to be former-Browns coach
Goat: Robiskie has flopped, miserably. Goat: Warren, just shut your d***
mouth for once.
||Butch Davis - for everything
||All three go to butch... doesn't even deserve his
||He's run out of excuses. Butch MUST GO!!
||This was a horrible game. No other way to describe
it. Butch Davis and Terry Robiskie cannot game plan on offense. They
continue to not play to Garcia's strengths. The offense is WAY TOO
predictable. It's also way too hard for a QB to get the team in position to
run the offense when plays get to the huddle with 15 sec on the play clock.
The 2 time outs in the 2nd half showed me all i need to know about this
team. These are problems that happen at the high school level, not in the
NFL. There is no discipline on this team. the O-line is in shambles. Faine
may be good one day but he was manhandled today. Tucker is the only good
linemen on this team. All of Garcia's mistakes were because of the horrible
O-line. After 9 games this team still doesn't have an offensive identity.
||butch must go on january 3rd
||Robiskie gets another set of horn for another
horrible day of playcalling. The O-line gets its weekly goathorn, of course,
but #1 this week and always, BUTCH DAVIS!!! He call but sealed his firing
with this game. I could write a book at how bad he has gotten, but the
absolute worse was yanking Garcia for Holcomb! You spend all this money
signing Garcia to cement the QB position, which he did, only to create yet
another OB controversy by replacing him with a guy who had his shot and blew
it last year!! This decision is the nail in the coffin for
firing Butch. Bye bye!
||I've defended the guy all year, but Butch: you
cannot be serious with the time-outs?!!? Garcia was bad, but the O-line only
gave him a second to throw...two more sets of goathorns there.
||Why is Larry Zierlien still here? The O-lineman
regress under his tutelage.
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||The Turk gets a goat simply becasue he has yet to
show up at Davis' office. Fire Butch - Fire him hard, fire him painfully -
FIRE BUTCH DAVIS NOW!!!!
||Warren gets a goat for not even showing up after
running his mouth all week. Its apparent he has lost interest in football
since beating Clay Aiken on American Idol. All the reporters from out of
town saying he showed up to camp slimmed down and focused apparently didn't
realize he changed his number. Garcia gets a goat for treating timeouts like
used napkins. How do you call a timeout on a third and five and then turn
around and get sacked. Butch Davis gets a goat for continuing to be a
disaster in every sense of the word. In a column last week I referred to him
as John Cooper with a tan, and he is living up to that with a 1-8 record
against the Steelers. How this team can't show up against a division foe who
spanked them a few weeks ago is a testament to this man's failure. Reports
of him running a chaotic sideline were verified with the two timeouts on one
series in the third quarter. He doesn't know talent as shown by the OL and
he is a terrible game day coach. This is after 4 years in this league. There
is no case for patience. My goat write in goes to the guys who constantly
defend Butch Davis. Greg, who said on a phone call that if we fire Butch we
won't get a better game day coach. Swerb, Barry, and Owl who both wrote
about the need for patience on this site last week all get goats for their
failure to recognize a disaster when they see one. (Editor's note:
||Big Money gets a big horn from me. Some debate
that he played well, but he needed IMO to step up and play as big as his
mouth! Robiskie & Zierlien get the coach horns from me. Butch has been
getting them all year from me but I'll give him a break this week since I'm
sure my fellow Brown brethren will vote for him bigtime.
||Entire Offense - played like crap. All Coaches -
none of them deserve anything but goathorns! Green/Porter fight - the
Browns always seem to find new ways to get a flag. At least the stillers
were penalized too. By the way, how in the hell is it legal to get penalized
almost an hour BEFORE kickoff. I understand the ejections, but penalties????
||Gerard Warren - "I wish I had my
www.gerardwarren.com hat on". You a$$hole - You are not a Cleveland Brown -
you are a me first, anti-McCutch - EIGHT tackle having thief! Get off my
team! Terry Robiskie - taking the audibles away from Garcia? Are you kidding
me? If you don't have players that are smart enough to handle more than one
play at the line - get them off the team! You have to be kidding me. Willie Green - how many chances do you need? I appreciate you "manning up" against
Porter but with your past, do you not process that you should be a TEAM
player? You are also NOT a Cleveland Browns representative. Maybe you need a
||This is the worst coached team in the league. They
have been outcoached and outplayed all season long. Sals-idiot was right -
the Browns ARE the new Bengals! It starts at the top and Butch must go! (and
take big bankrupt Warren with you!). I will help you pack!
||Gerard "Waste of Money" Warren is worthless...the
only thing he's done through his fourth year in the league is hit Mark Brunell with a cheap shot to knock him out of the game (and that was after
an interception because there's no way in hell he could touch a qb before he
let's go of a ball). Shut your mouth and play! Butch Davis is finally going
to be history because there is no way this team finishes close to or above
.500. Also, a horn for him for hiring a Bruce Arians clone. Robiskie...when
there is a coach on the other team that already knows what we're running,
they're going to prepare to stop that...and then they do! Be a little more
creative with the play calling...oh, nevermind, just pack your bags w/
Butch. All you Davis lovers, justify keeping him...you can't!!!!!!
||Butch is an idiot and has no clue about the Pro
Game, he's Cleveland's version of Steve Spurrier. Garcia couldn't judge
talent if it was standing right in front of him with a sign saying can't
miss. Davis just for making a joke out of the Browns and insulting the fans
with his lousy decisions and actions.
||Buth Davis SUCKS! This game was an embarrassment,
he must go. 1-8 vs. the Squealers!! To be ushered out of my own stadium by
a wave of terrible towels is unacceptable. Maybe that will trigger Mr.
Lerner into removing this stooge we have as a coach. Way to keep your
composure before the game, Mr. Green. Gerard Warren is a bigger draft bust
than Couch. ONE freaking tackle??!! Why to back up your mouth moron. Changes
have to be made soon. We are becoming the Bengals North quickly.
||i am tired of all the b.s. . someone please find
us the real Cleveland Browns. passion, attitude, desire, never quit, great
calls, balls out, hit hard, run hard, block all day.
||WARREN IS A DUMBASS... HE TALKED THE TALK BUT
COULD NOT BACK IT UP THAT EQUALS PUNK!!!... HENRY SUCKED IN THAT GAME. HE
WAS SO AFRAID OF GETTING BEAT DEEP HE GAVE PLAX A 10 YARD CUSHION. WHAT A
PU$$Y.. AND THE OFFENSE SUCKED PLAIN AND SIMPLE.. DAVIS IS THE COACH AND HE
HIRED ROBISKIE.. THE GAME PLAN SUCKED..WE HAD NO ANSWER FOR THE BLITZ
AGAIN... SUGGS LOOKED TIMID... GREEN LET HIMSELF GET SUCKED INTO LEAVING THE
TEAM SHORT HANDED... GRIFFITH STILL PLAYS LIKE A LITTLE GIRL TRYING TO
TACKLE WITH HIS SKINNY ASS UP AROUND THE SHOULDERS OF THE BUS. WHAT DOES HE
NOT UNDERSTAND??? WHY DOES GARCIA NOT GET INTO THE SHOTGUN??? HOLCOMB DOES
NOT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE SNAPS!!! BAD ON GARCIA...
||Butch Davis has delivered one great football team
!!! Wow they looked bad.