The Week's Results:
One thing that has been consistent, week after week, is how much Browns fans
have taken to RB Reuben Droughns. The hard-nosed runner won the gameball voting
again this weekend, and has amassed a lead that won't be challenged the rest of
the way. There is no mystery - Reuben will win the GB&G MVP award this year. On
the opposite side of the ledger is Trent Dilfer, blamed once again for the
team's horrible offensive showing. This time, however, both Maurice Carthon and
Romeo Crennel have come along for the ride. Their job doesn't get any easier
this weekend against the Jaguars.
"Minnesota Trolls for being right on!!", "The Seifdog", Sunday Ticket,
SpaZ, "WR Unit", Brad Johnson, "The whole defense just for having to mop up the
mess our qb and oc make", "Last weeks Browns", Byron Leftwich, "Braylon's Orange
Gloves", beer, Marcus Johnson, "MICHAEL LEHAN'S FAMILY", Ross Verba, Terry
Porter, "Mo Carthon - clock management guru" (2), Pat Williams, "Myself,
for boarding a flight to Vegas at game time", "Game ball? Who said anything
about a gameball? Are you kidding me... GAMEBALL??? I'm just trying not to fling
my *&^%*&^ chair through the window (again) I'm not worrying about GAMEBALLS!",
"Chris Wells being named the #1 recruit by Scout.com", Petron Tequila
WRITE-INS: "Entire Coaching Staff!!", Fast Felsen, BBO, "Whoever was
supposed to be covering the TE !!! That fat slob caught more balls
without anyone even near him!!!", "Anything with a bulldog logo on it",
"Next years draft pick (just getting an early start)", "Trent Dilfer's
grip on the football. Or lack thereof", "The Aliens for abduction last
weeks team", Rip Scherer (QB Coach), "NFL Ticket--Otherwise I couldn't
have watched", "3rd & long pass defense", "Time Management", "Receivers
Hands", ME, Braden Looper, "Love Boat Haters!", Pete Garcia, "Vikings
Trolls", "Mike Tice's Pencil", Butch Davis, "Crennel for bringing Dilfer
back into the game", "That damn cover two D that forces QB's to toss
floaters into the middle of the field.", "That damn cover two D that
fools receivers into thinking it is NOT cover two", Akron Zips, "Braylon's
hands/ blocking ability", "Paying bar tabs after a Browns loss"
YEAR TO DATE STANDINGS
Thanks to Braylon Edwards poor performance, and Josh Cribbs terrific kickoff
returns, there was some shake-up on the leader board. Cribbs moves back into
second place, and both Orpheus Roye and Chaun Thompson move up in the standings.
||Ruben shows he is a player game in and out, no matter who we play.
||I was pumped on the first play of the game when Thompson chased down
Moore from the other side of the field. Too bad that was the peak of the
game for me.
||Droughns is easily the most consistent player the Browns have had on
offense. Runs hard on every play.
||Droughns: Who else?
||I've been voting for Reuben Droughns since the first game of the
season and it continues. He is simply the BRIGHTEST STAR of a rebuilding
season. Hopefully, he can get 1,000 or more yards this season and a very
new contract...he truly deserves it!!! Ethan Kelley and Orpheus Roye
hustled there butts off today, and if we had at least 4 more players who
hustled like the two of them they we would have a better team
defense!!!! Braylon dropped a ball, which lead to interception and alot
of fans made a big deal about it...he's 1000 times better than
Northcutt, so that mistake I can live with but he did make 4 catches
though!!!! Steve Heiden took some shots today, but held on to the ball
for 5 catches...great homecoming Steve!!!! Cribbs did his thing today!!!
||Reuben gets one because he's the one true Brown on the team.The guy
comes to play every Sunday
||I heard somewhere Andre Davis and Quincy Morgan are laughing their
||Best QB in NFL History
||Reuben is about the only reason to watch this team at this point.
Dawson is our only consistent scorer. Nice INT by Crocker.
||Reuben is about all we got!
||Good job with our return game. This gave us chances to score..
||The Packers get an honorary gameball for releasing Earl Little.
||There were at least three of last weeks Browns playing again this
week, I don't know what happened to the rest of the team. Perhaps
abducted by aliens. Cribbs, Droughns, and Crocker get my game balls.
||Droughns ran hard, Crocker played hard, and Cribbs had some nice
returns. Nothing else really stands out.
||Fraser gets a game ball for his quality headbutt with Phil Dawson.
Maybe this guy should get some playing time!
||LEFTWICH, THANKS FOR BREAKING YOUR ANKLE. NOW WE GET YET ANOTHER
CHANCE TO MAKE ANOTHER BACK UP QB LOOK LIKE A HALL OF FAMER.
||No one had or gets any "balls" this week. This had to be one of the
most pathetic performances of the year.
||One to 'Cutt for not permitting Vikings to shut us down on TDs... he
fought for those 6 pts.... Droughns continues to be the man and the best
trade of the Savage-Crennel era thus far. Too bad we have more turnovers
||Now that Orpheus Roye has another sack, since he leads all defensive
line players in the NFL in tackles, he may finally get the pro bowl
recognition he deserves. Same thing with Andra Davis. Hoo-rah!
||Droughns is the only bright spot on the team.
||Droughns is MVP hands down. Heiden's hand are most reliable on team.
Roye continues to shine and Chaun Thompson continues to make plays
though needs consistency.
||Droughns, Roye, Davis - Status quo. It sometimes seems like these 3
are the only consistent ones on the team...
||only bright spot i saw is Droughns and smith still fight harder than
any browns I've seen since the return
||Not much to like about this game but I like the fact that Frisman
Jackson showed up late in the game when they finally decided to use 4 WR
sets. Josh Cribbs gets a gameball to for his play as he almost broke one
for TD in the game.
||Crocker got us a turn over, to bad it was fumbled away a play later.
||Fris gets props for actually catching the ball when it hit him in
||Ethan got a sack and played well, proving he deserved to promoted to
starter. Cribbs almost broke 2 for the distance and gave us good field
position all day. Droughns was solid again, over 100 yards total offense
||At least Michael Lehan's family got free tickets &
didn't have to pay
to see that coverage! He made Marcus Robinson look like Randy Moss.
||bodden because you actually play hard and will start opposite Baxter
next year, Derek Anderson simply because you are tall and get to watch
the qb horrendousness, and ross verba because you are cinsidered nuts
but very smart for getting out of Cleveland
||Dawson for MVP...Again!
||Hard to give gameballs in a game like this but Cribbs did a good job
so he gets two.
||Simon Fraser for making the special team squad
||Cribbs ran kickoffs back very well, I think Frisman Jackson should
be starting next to Edwards and have thought so for some time. All he
does, hang on to the football. Tucker actually did a pretty good job as
we were really able to run the ball off the edges, just not up the
middle, wonder why?
||That was a nice pass to Sharper by Frye though
||Again Reuben runs hard, and then the team abandons him in the second
half, preferring instead to ...(see goathorns comments)
||Its really hard to give game balls after this effort.
||RAC & DROUGHNS & DILFER....TOUGHING IT OUT; without out much of a
||Droughns is the only one worthy of a game ball this week.
||Reuben because he was a bright spot, made some plays again. Chaun
because he was flying around all day. And Pat Williams because even
though it was a blocking scheme issue, he still changed the game
||Droughns is showing why we must sign him long-term. We the fans also
get a gameball for sitting though that game.
||Since no one could seem to hold onto the damn ball during the game,
I don't see how we could trust anyone to hold onto the gameball.
||He's the only guy who comes every week to play.
||Frisman didn't have any drops! I wish they would settle on him as
the third reciever
||Solid returner. Solid runner. Nice int.
||randy lerner's son, asking him why has it taken so long for the
browns to rebuild. on six days to sunday.
||Droughns Ran Hard all day, Cribbs a few nice returns, and Fris at
least caught the ball!!!!!
||when your losing? we cant run much when ur down the whole game, we
need a qb that can use the talented offense we have, but we need our
line to pass block along with decent run blocking (good but not
consistent) wrs need to stop dropping so many, and Edwards i love u, but
u have cost us 2 ints in 2 games
(NOTE: The following contains adult language ineptly hidden using
||Too bad we cant put Romeo on the sidelines "to watch and learn" just
like he keeps saying we need to do with Frye. There is no difference in
going through the growing pains with a QB or a coaching staff.
||too much to talk about.
||Complete ineptitude by the coaching staff.
||Flat, Plagued with turnovers, had to go to passes taking away the
one consistant weapon the Browns have had. Reuben Droughns. Faine's
habits have lead to tipping the snap of the ball. Hello LeCharles Bentley.
||Has to be in my top 5 worst Browns games I can remember. What a
debacle, from start to finish.
||hold on to the damn ball!!! catch the fuc#ing ball!!! block someone
!!! Spike the ball and hustle like you care that you are pissing away
precious time at the 5 yard line !!! ben taylor needs to get his cracker
a$$ down and take out someones legs when he tackles !!! lucky he did not
hurt his back getting bent over by that fat a$$ TE !! And where the hell
were are safties ???
||If I were playing the Browns, I would throw curls and comebacks
against McCutcheon all day, too. He hasn't covered one in 7 years.
||Dilfer....great guy, but it's time to call it a career. The mistakes
he made today were very rookie like. I would rather have Charlie in
there making those mistakes rather than a grizzled veteran. Call it
quits Dilfer!!! Michael Lehan shouldn't be in the league, plain and
simple......he can't play special teams and he can't cover anybody so
why are we paying him? Daylon made an EX Ratbird look like Randy Moss
very bad day for our DB's!!! Trent Dilfer suck....OOPS I forgot I
already said that!!! Maurice hung Charlie out to dry when he went in for
Trent. Carthon should have either called a couple of run plays or at
least a screen play on the first play when he came in. Jeff Faine could
not handle Pat Williams....every time the ball was snapped I saw Pat
behind Jeff. I'm impressed that Reuben got 73 yards today!!! Ben Taylor
had a chance to stop Wiggins 4 yards before a first down and got driven
back beyond the first down marker....HE SUCKS!!! Please let him hit Free
Agency!!!! Ray Mickens is a bum I see why the Jets got rid of
him....can't wait until he's gone next year!!!
||Trent Dilfer, Someone please tell me WHY we continue to play this
loser. If he's not the future, then there's no reason for him to be the
starter. Play Frye. He should be the starter the remainder of the year. Lets
find out about him.
||Nice clock management at the end of the first half you dolts!
||It's time Crennel shows some of that wizardry on defense and gets the
offense going or else the truth will show that Crennel is just a twit
from Belichick's shadow and Carthon is just "Me too" puppet.
||Entire team sucks
||RAC was wrong to pull Charlie after the int. The game was out of
reach at that point. Let the kid play and get some "rhythm"
||Crennel doesn't seem to know what he's doing with the QB situation.
Whenever our WRs are able to catch consistently they could be good.
||How long must we wait!?
||Lack of concentration is back again. The defense made Johnson and
Moore look like All-Pro players and the offense once again can't hold on
to the ball and sustain drives and score touchdowns in the red zone.
||Mo....the Earl Little of offensive coordinators.
||There needs to be an investigation into Sunday’s game. I think the
ball handler guy was a Viking plant buttering up the ball on the Browns
plays. That is the only explanation I could come up with for all the
turnovers. Trent needs to stop worrying about Frye getting playing time
and just focusing on keeping his job week to week. Edwards and Bryant,
sometimes your hot, sometimes your not. We need more hot than not. The
O-line your is supposed to open hole for the runners not defenders.
||Dilfer sucked period, but Carthon was at his worst today. The play
calling was so bad it was pathetic!! Our WR unit from coach to players
were awful. They couldn't catch the ball, but it may be because they
can't see it. Could we get them some glasses so they can see when the
ball is snapped and not jump offsides? Faine had a prisoner like day,
being sodomized by the vikes all day long. Then Romeo "can't remember"
the worst clock management in the NFL in years? Not prepared to play the
Vikes on offense or defense is being a little under prepared I think.
BTW, the front 7 sucked also, 37 YO Brad Johnson wheeled around in his
wheelchair all day and only got sacked because he wanted to run time off
||I BET K2 CANT CATCH THE BALL EITHER. (81/17) THE ONLY PERSON THAT
CAN CATCH THE BALL IS JAMEL WHITE AND STEVE HIEDEN.
||Romeo, "I don't remember" isn’t going to cut it. Sack up and admit
you made the worst possible pick for your offensive coordinator.
Offensive is putting it lightly. I've seen high school coaches that call
more consistent games. This guy is all over the place. At least he leads
the league in calling play action on 3rd and 17 and clock mismanagement.
Braylon shut your pie hole and borrow the stickum from Northcutt, seems
you need it to. What the F*#K do we need to do in this town to field a
team that doesn't consistently beat itself. I can handle losing if we
get beat by the other team, but this pee-wee s*#t has to stop.
||Dilfer was NOT da man, he continues to hold the ball away from his
body and that caused at least 2 turnovers. He also did not see Edwards
and 'Cutt wide open down field on at least 2 big potential plays. Bryant
is a whiny drop-a-holic like Quincy Morgan was. There should be a stat
for receivers paid millions who cause the pick to happen as did to
Edwards. Crennel should have left Frye in beyond one bad pass...Dilfer
offered nothing better and a much slower target in the backfield. We are
not contenders because we are SO inconsistent. the Miami-Minnesota games
show that clearly as opposites in execution!
||Now I realize that in reality, it wasn't people wanting Charlie Frye
to play, it was was people not wanting Trent Dilfer to play. I wanted to
look for someone else to blame for Charlie's interception, but it was
really all his fault for a terrible look and pass. Now how about seeing
Derek Anderson play next game? DEREK! DEREK! DEREK!
||Crennel & Carthon should enroll in Clock Management 101. Maybe they
could get Ted Ginn Sr or some other high school to tutor them.
||New nickname for Jeff Faine--"Rag Doll" Our defensive backfield
looked like US Troops trying to take on the Moros of the Phillipines
before the advent of the .45 cal.
||Entire groups, not individuals, deserve goathorns today. Defense, O
line and WR's all failed completely. So do the coaches as well.
||Romeo was outcoached by the league's worst coach. Wasted time which
wasted opportunties for TD before half time and decision to put in Frye
and then coming back with Dilfer made little sense. Edwards' drops will
be counted as rookie mistakes, hopefully not signs of Bryant
inconsistencies. Dilfer held ball way too long on fumble and does not
manage game as much as he was touted to do. Carthon needs to work on
more consistent play calling.
||OL - Way to get blown off the ball ALL DAY. WR's - You would never
be on my "all hands" team after that tip drill. Trent - Dude, I know you
are tough, but sit your hobbling butt down when you can't walk on a sore
leg. Oh, and please learn to either get rid of the ball sooner or cover
the darn ball up. And, uh, the interceptions have to stop. Need I go on?
Coaches - Where was the intensity from last week? Was it a long plane
ride from CLE to MIN? Did you all have jet lag? Come on, I fly from CLE
back to Tokyo by way of Las Vegas and Seattle today, so, about 20 hours
in the air. How about you light some fires under butts and keep 'em lit,
||i'm getting sick of seeing good def on 1st & 2nd only to give up 3rd
and long almost every damn time
||Trent 'show me' Dilfer for thinking he had all day to stay in the
pocket! Hey if your hurting and can't move around come out a few snaps
until your ready. Yea it takes guts to play hurt but if your not
effective then its just plain STUPID! You hurt the teams chances when
you did that.
||I give the horns to this and the coaching staff and Trent! What in
the hell we're we watchin' anyway. Does the term '2 minute offense' mean
anything to this team?! How about the word URGENCY?!
||Edwards - Nice. The PD does a huge story on you and you drop a pass
that leads to an INT. (2nd week in a row) Maybe you should start working
out with daddy again. Romeo - Way to build the kids confidence. Put him
in for one play and yank him after an INT.
||Seriously? Pass interference? That was a horrendous call.
||Lehan looked lost against Robinson
||I cant believe I order Direct TV Sunday Ticket every year since 1999
to see this. And "NO" they do not offer a discount if your team stinks.
(I already asked)
||fisk.. do i really need a comment...pay me his salary... Cutch...what
size is that skirt?? u got 0 forgiveness when a simple kick to the
stomach puts you out for a whole game, you coddled pansy, and Mo..j esus
did you throw the game to let your mediocre son look good on
offense...the gameplan was terrible as always...Dilfer has a grudge
against Braylon.. very poorly handled internally...l et one of the other
drop-prone wr's have a chance
||Minny's DL finally showed up this year. Or maybe it was the Browns
lack of pass protection.
||The triumvirate of stupidity on Sunday. Dilfer doesn't know where to
throw, or when, or why. Carthon doesn't know that playaction doesn't
work on 3rd and 13, THREE TIMES! Crennel is too timid at the QB position
and needs to be decisive. And also, he approved the gameplan that had
playaction pass, one WR formation for 3rd and more than 10 to survive on
the playsheet. Pi$$ poor.
|three sewers gone
||Why trade for Dilfer when your QB was available for nothing and beat
||Dilfer is a washed up loser
||Trent, its time to get on with the rest of your life. DB's, short
guys can no longer cover tall guys, I don't care how fast you are, If
you'd look for the ball even once the score could have been closer. And
the coaching staff is becoming a joke, all one has to do is look at the
last minute of the first half to see that this staff is as ill prepared
as its players.
||going to give myself (GDC)a goathorn because i actually believed we
had a chance to win.
||O-line tried to kill Dilfer and stuff Droughns...Faine...is he the
answer? Frye...for posing as the answer at QB.
||The whole team and the coaches looked like dawg excrement. How can
they look so good one week and so flat the next? Maybe they forgot why
they're all here. Win for the fans! The FANS. No fans... no team. Bottom
||Braylon and Antonio - CATCH THE DAMN BALL! Lehan - You got beat like
some type of step-child. Probably a redhead, but it doesn't really
matter. YOU GOT BEAT!
||I was going to give it to Pontbriand for getting hurt as a
long-snapper, but this one is more appropriate for Butch.
||This game just made me sick. Romeo has done a nice job but I don't
agree with putting Frye in for only one play. Either play him or don't.
||After the game, I had to take the Browns to the superbowl myself-
too much bran in my diet.
||Rookies didnt look good....Frye needs time and BE should catch the
||All this talk about just going back and getting it right is truly
||Same ol' thing expecting different results! Mo hasn't learned much
in 11 games, so why would the Browns think he will improve in the off
||Turn overs. Dropped balls.
||well my goat horns go to the media. all off season everyone talked up
Dilfer as a good safe qb that doesn't make mistakes and protects the
ball. well last week I finally look at his career stats and they are
not good.. HOW can you be labeled as a good qb that protects the ball
when you have more int's than td's. well i admit it i drank the kool
aid. but no more. sorry trent your a good guy and mean well but you are
not very good. its time to start frye and see if he is the future or
once agian we draft or pick up another free agent qb. also what happen
in the final minute of the 1st half. i coach middle school football and
they even know to call a time out or spike the ball real quick and not
huddle and take the time down to 12 seconds. come on your in the NFL
there are no excuses, bad coaching and play calling. also our best
offensive player reuben only had 4 carries in the 2nd half. it was like
we were getting blown out and had to pass. and we did have alot of
droped balls in trent's defense but that why we are a bad team. droped
balls, turnovers and penalties kill teams. i still like romeo but he and
his staff did a poor job on sunday.
||Sorry B-Easy but if your gonna be the man you need to catch those
balls!! Faine your a #1 pick at least try blocking Fat Williams!!!!!
Lehan I know a backup in but c'mon at least be close to the guy.
||Ugh. A step back. Do you know what a veteran quarterback does? A
veteran quarterback, upon seeing a less-than-stellar defensive back
entering the game, attacks him. This is what Brad Johnson did every time
he saw Michael Lehan being sent in. Where, oh where, is Antonio Perkins?
I would like to see what he could do. He can't be worse. Every time
Lehan entered, he got burnt for a touchdown.
||o line pass block!!! we need better play calling, i saw faine on his
back a few times along with a couple other linemen to often then they
||Robiskie....time to fall on your sword!