The Week's Results: The Browns had a rarity this week: a
workmanlike victory. While grinding out a victory on the ground is good for
everyone's blood pressure, it doesn't inspire a lot of enthusiasm for handing
out gameballs and goats. **Yawn**, the collective Browns Nation said, "I guess
Brandon McDonald did well", and couldn't even get fired up about handing out any
goathorns. A couple more Sundays like last one, and my life expectancy might run
further out than five years.
GAMEBALL WRITE-INS: Sorensen had a game saving tackle
on ST, Mel Tucker, "Good Derek", Gus Johnson, The Dolphins, Home field
advantage, Old McDonald's Farm, for letting him quit farming and try out da
Foosball, "The Two Guys at the game with Clifford Charleton and Mike Junkin
Jerseys. Classic", Derek Anderson's Laser Rocket Arm, Sunshine, Me, "All you
Browns fans out there", Brodney Pool's Eric Turner Impersonation, AJ Feeley.
Baltimore Ratbirds, Porno's negative comments in this really fun
season, No one, Art Modell, "Bad Derek", Arielthunder's cable company, Dude who
turned in Moohead, NFL for monopolizing and being money hogs, Patriots and Bill
Belichick, Whoever scheduled Steve Tasker for the Browns game, Brian (lost
again) Billick, Art Modell (old uniforms reminded me of that snake), Gary Kubiak,
The blade of grass that tripped Leigh Bodden, Bruce Arians, Steely McBeam, "No
goats today, I am Thankful!", Bodden's shoelaces, Brady Quinn's agent, The turf
at Heinz Field, Joey Porter, The City of Pittsburgh
||Robaire Smith sack and dance was cool
DA managing the game well
J Lewis 2 great games in a row
||While the stat sheet did not show it, I thought both Wimbley and
Peek as well as old man McGinest all looked very active today. Jacksons
12 tackles are not to be overlooked. Does Andre Davis still suit up for
||Thanks Cinici for clearing up the wildcard race!
||Brandon Mac for a breakout game, KWII; another 100 yard game, and
the defense actually came to play today. DQ, way to come off of the
injury and perform. 12 tackles and a pick!
||This Oline is SMASHMOUTH!
||The fans get one for giving us a home-field advantage at CBS.
||Daven Holly: Didn't see much of him, which says a lot for a
Brandon McDonald: Wow! Texans had to think they could pick on him...
Kellen Winslow: Pro Bowl bound.
Grantham, et al: Your guys did great.
||Okay, I'm awarding a gameball in advance. But I really, really,
really want to award one to the Fins for tomorrow.
||Had to single out MacDonald but the entire defensive secondary
deserves some recognition.
||I say when Wright returns, put Bodden at nickel and start McDonald
and Wright. The new Top Dawg and Minni!
||Could use about 6 or 8 gameballs today. Honorable mention to
Winslow,The O-Line,Edwards and Anderson!
||Grantham and the defense for playing more man coverage!! Bringing
back the Dawg Defense!!
||Where has McDonald been hiding!!!
||- Brandon Mcdonald had an interception Eee I Eee O!
- Wimbley fought through double teams and still got pressure!
- Gonzales is not going to the Pro Bowl this year - K2
||Brandon McDonald: welcome my friend! Jamal Lewis gives notice he's
going to be a huge factor in the smashmouth month of December. BP's big
hit inside the 5 on that pass was a pivotal moment in the game. Writing
in the O-line for improving in the run game, and the D-Line for
improving in it's ability to bring pressure. So long Ted, thanks for the
||McDonald was awesome as a rookie fill-in, 4 passes defended, INT,
and pressure on WR from TaxAss all day long; good all around job, entire
60 minutes, all 3 squads today, nice to see Shaun Smith play through
injury and get a sack, nice to see D'Qwell get his 1st INT, it's like
Christmas with so many good things going on with this team
||Was hard to pick only three this week
||A round of gameballs on me. Even though this may have been the most
boring Browns game so far this season, it was Fan-Freakin-Tastic.
||Hard hitting game all around, proud of the D for showing up. KWII is
||For yelling until I lost my voice to make the Texans false start.
||The defense really stood up yesterday and deserves
recognition...maybe it was the system, maybe we finally got the d-line
we expected, but whatever the reason...good job...attaboys to McDonald
and Winslow....outstanding games by both
||Lots of good choices this week but McDonald is the game MVP IMO
||Talk about stepping up! Brandon McDonald was THE man.
||I knew Winslow could perform like this, but the fact that he's been
taking the hits he has and still makes it onto the field every Sunday is
||B/C he made the tackle on special teams that would have resulted in
six points and he caught the onside kick at the end of the game.
Otherwise special teams stunk!
||B. McDonald - What an excellent job he has done the last couple
weeks. No small task with the matchups he had this past week. Another
Winslow - Hard to imagine a player in the NFL with better hands. He
catches everything with his hands and usually in traffic. Amazing talent
jamal Lewis - Really has run hard the last 2 weeks. May have lost a step
but man would I hate to try an tackle him when he hits the hole, he is a
Oline - What can be said about this line. Tucker is really helping and
they will only get better.
||I hope this was first of many great games for McDonald. Lewis gave
us the rushing threat that we have been missing, now if he can do more
consistently. Winslow continues to show the NFL that he is one of the
best TEs in the game.
||Gotta give the rook his due, McDonald. GBs also for the entire D and
the HMFIC! Great Win!
||Give a gameball to the dominant 4th quarter running game
||McDONALD earns an obvious gameball for great DB play and special
teams effort. ANDERSON for another game of solid (but imperfect) play
(68.5% completion rate, 2TDs, 1 INT) -- he's continuing to learn and
grow. An a final gameball to the overall DEFENSE for a solid
||not enough gameballs.
||D Line played their best game this year
||KW2 - unbelievable; McDonald - great performance, hope it's a sign
of things to come; Joe Thomas - the fact that he allowed a sack reminded
me that he hasn't allowed any others all year, and that's awesome for
anyone, especially a rookie.
||Romeo Crennell gets a goathorn for his player evaluation. First it
was Charlie Frye, then Jerome Harrison, next Ethan Kelley and now
Brandon McDonald. Why can't he see talent when it's right in front of
||Ratbirds get a goathorn for barging into the replay booth last week
to yell at officials.
||DA critics need to watch the games and enjoy them
||I refuse to give out any goat horns as this was a total team
win...need more gameballs today!!!!
||Stop dropping the ball, Braylon...
||Sean Jones for hitting the RB straight ahead at full speed then
riding him "Andra Davis" style 3 yards down field.
||Gus, you are boring to listen to IMO, Dave Z, not a good day for
you. Darnell, you gotta stop being the penalized one on these runbacks.
||I gave the Patriots and Belichick Goat horns just cause I don't
like'em and I can. HA ha.
||Steve Tasker BLOWZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
||What is up with our fans starting the game as slow as the team does?
After all of that drinking in the Muni, you'd think they'd start out
loud and proud. Come on, folks!
||Travis Wilson for continuing to not be able to "man up" and play
ahead of Tim Carter.
||Sorry for Grantham being the only Goat. Did not like the soft
defense played after we went up 27-10.
||No goats, another big Home win!!
||- Vickers put your head down and get one lousy yard!
- Dinkins Doink!
- Art Modell still sucks (old uniforms reminded me of that snake)
||None - a complete win.
||No goats after this overall solid team effort, although I quibble
that the offense needs to clean up the illegal procedures and shifts.
||Can we get some people to actually fill the stands? How can you not
want to show up to these games when we haven't lost since the first
||Art Modell (just for still being alive the little East coast prick);
Why do we continue to waste a roster spot on Kenny Wright, Travis Wilson
and Tim Carter??
||I don't have any, solid all around performance
||Nada. Zilp. Zilch. Zero. How effen cool is that?
||Tough to find Goats in an impressive win, but Dinkins needs to taken
off special teams and put on waivers, while Zastudil had a crappy game
punting. And Bruce Arians sucks.
||Nobody really played bad. Solid team effort.
||Nobody stood out(which is a good thing), but I had to pick someone
so here you go Dinkins and Zastudil....
||Z is the only player to have a really bad game IMO
||That Subway commercial with Quinn is awful.
||Why did we trade for Tim Carter? Droughns coulda been a backup here
instead of NY.
||He stinks! Bring back Playa!
||Dave Zastudil - Maybe he is stil hurt, but has not been the same
since he was sidlined with an imjury.
Phil Dawson - I'm sorry I know he had a great week last week as far as
field goals go but alot of players can make field goals. The kickoffs
are unacceptable We can only have One K on the team and I would like
once that could offer a little more.
Todd Grantham - D has come along last couple weeks but our blitz
packages are picked up by everyone. Is it the talent or are we just that
terrible doing it.
Willie McGinest - Coach on the field but man has he lost a step and we
are in need of an every down LB.
||What was wrong with Zastudil, 27 and 28 yard punts?
Phil has got to go. I have said this since before the season started. He
just isn't the same kicker he was a few years ago.
||Tougher to give out goats today than in a long time
||only Zastudil gets a Goathorn. Needs to punt better, bad weather
will be coming and we need the advantage he can give us.
||Who's bright idea was it to play four high school games and a
college game on Heinz Field before a huge rainstorm and a stoolers game
on Monday night? Seriously, Sierra Catholic and company couldn't have
played anywhere else?
||NOBODY gets a goathorn this week -- solid performances in all phases
of the game against a team who desperately needed a win and had the
talent to come here a deliver a whupping.
||Phil Dawson's kickoff out of bounds and Dave Zastudil's short punt
obviously weren't good.
||I'm only giving 2 goats this week: Dinkins - thank you for your
weekly morally crushing penalty; Gus Johnson is a flaming a$$hole and is
one of the worst play-by-play guys in sports.