The Week's Results: I'm just loving this season soooo much.
Among other things, Gameballs and Goats continues to go strong, with lots of
voters and great comments. Jamal Lewis is the big winner this week - Browns fans
love runners who blast through tackles, and Lewis' 31-yard romp to ice the game
was memorable. There's still a bit of unhappiness on the defensive side of the
ball despite the win, and Todd Grantham continues to pick up goathorns as a
result. Memo to Todd: Prevent defense isn't popular, and I don't think it has
been since 1986.
GAMEBALL WRITE-INS: "Phil Dawson, Chud and D Anderson
(for about 3 series)", Eric Mangini, San Diego Chargers (2), "The season of
dreams!", Zastudil's baby daughter, Rushing the passer!, "The guy barking into
the microphone in the 4th qtr", Romeo's Browns Hat, Jim Tressel, Phil Dawson's
big-time 49-yard boot, "My DVR", My heart, for not exploding on me..., "Steelers
safety Anthony Smith -- please guarantee a victory against the Jags"
Lousy Jets fans for leaving, Ron Mexico, Bill Belichick, Prevent
defense (3), Randy Cross, Gerard Warren (for old time's sake),The entire defense
that stood there at the goal line, None, Jamey Carroll, Bruce Arians, Hines
"tears running down my face" Ward,
Thousands, Anthony Smith, Joey Porter, Art Modell, DA Haters, "Cross Talk, and
all of the other yappin'", Jets fans -- did you see all the empty seats
||Our OL was stellar, again. Lewis was a beast,
and sealed the deal when it needed to happen. McDonald is turning into a
very good CB.
||Jamal had a great game running the ball,
showed tremendous strength on the TD run. It all starts up front with
Joe Thomas, this guy is the real deal. If we had five of him we'd be
undefeated. And Jurevicious gets one for the good hands on the onsides
kicks. Saved the game for us so we didn't have to have our atrocious D
bail us out.
||The fourth quarter was misleading- prevent
defense gave the Jets their yards. The D played its best, most
aggressive 3 quarters of the year. Play like this from the D will take
us to January. Lewis and the O-line did great work, and that TD run by
Lewis was beautiful.
||The offensive line pass blocks and opens
holes. Lewis runs, Wright does everything he needs to and Harrison
helped. Brandon McDonald keeps showing up in a good way. RAC deserves
more credit, but so does Savage, but the players play. Nice job guys.
||Jamal great game and got to give love to big
Joe T. and the O-line for a great game.
||Braylon ties Gary Collins TD record!!!
Jamal Lewis refuses to go down!
Brandon McDonald - Looks like Savage got a day 2 steal!!! Allows the
Browns to focus on D-Line in offseason!!
Joe Thomas - His presence is immeasurable!
||No stupid penalties, no stupid turnovers, and
no stupid officials all added up to one smart win.
||Honoeable mention to Mangini for his decision
to kick that FG when down 17-12
||edwards had some beautiful catches today i
award him a game ball along with joe thomas who i believe could possibly
be the best draft pick browns have had since back in the nfl jamal lewis
gets one because of the last touchdown when he rumbled n bumbled for the
touchdown........number one game ball goes to my fellow browns fans for
sticking with em. as i sit here n sip my beer i give a cheers to all of
us brownies fans and once again were a team baby
||No spectacular plays but was very solid with
||Wow, when is the last time I gave the entire
O-line a game ball?
||Ted for being on injured reserve!
||Tough running by Jamal when it counted. I do
like the way McDonald is playing - got another pic at a crucial time.
||Gameballs could be given out to as well as
not. It just depends on one's perspective: a win is a win is a win...or
is this team going to be able to beat a team with a decent record. Enter
||The O-Line was DOMINANT!!!!!!!
||McDonald! WOW what a find in the 5th
round...this rookie is impressive!!!
||Offensive line (for another good game),
Jurevicius (for saving the game) and Jamal Lewis (for finishing the
game).. Who when he just runs hard and doesn't stutter step his way to
the line is still one hell of a RB..
||A round of gameballs on me!!! Well deserved
||It is freakin' fun to watch Braylon and KWII
play this game.
||The team deserves the gameball for winning a
tough road game. It is amazing this team is 8-5....everyone should stop
complaining and enjoy this one.
||Jamal Lewis - You are officially a Cleveland
Brown. We love having you.
Brandon McDonald - It's been especially fun meeting you.
Offensive line - You guys are hardcore. If we get to the playoffs,
you'll be the reason. Keep it up.
||It's becoming obvious that Derek is a product
of a superb offensive line. Good job!
||JJ did great on the 2 onside kick recoveries.T
he offense does not use him enough and Anderson hardly ever targets him.
Better get him going soon!!The same with Jerome Harrison. Gotta give
opponents other things to think about, ala Vickers.
||the O-line did a great job again, NO sacks and
DA did enough to get the Brownies a 'W', despite the INT which did NOT
hurt us (unlike in AZ). The kid is playing fantastic for a rookie year
and does enough to overcome his mistakes....his records is 8-4 this
year, 2 of those going to the Squeelers and 1 to the Pats who just
crushed the Squeelers...hats off to DA, keep 'em BOTH!!
||Resign Jamal -- He has Gas in the Tank.
||26 TDs to 14 INTs, 3,200 yds passing and he
threw 2 more TDs to 1 pick in his first full season as a starter and
people continue to hate DA. He held his own in bad weather and won where
the Steelers could not. An ugly win is still a win. Jamal Lewis
continues to run hard and Brandon McDonald continues to impress. I look
forward to seeing McDonald and Wright starting across from one another
in the Browns' future.
||No-one tries harder than Jamal Lewis. Sean Jones's interception saved a touchdown and Brandon McDonald is showing
he's quite a cover corner.
||Should give game balls to the Offensive Line
||Offense would be unstoppable if DA would show
||McDONALD is really stepping up as a rookie --
a solid find making some great plays. I agree with the article stating
that VICKERS is a secret weapon, he demonstrated it this week. And LEWIS
for a solid game and the explosive 4th Q run that finally salted this
||1. Jamal + 31 yards = ENOUGH SAID!
2. I like what we are seeing from D'Qwell recently.
3. Quinn...be patient.
||Fraley for blowing up the MLB on Lewis's TD
||I really like our O-Line.
||Once the rain started there were more Dawgs in
the stands then Jet Fans
||Jamal Lewis - great run to ice the game.
Always runs hard!!... Tip: See alot of openings on the back side for you
to cut back instead of pushing the pile... may add another 50 yards to
your total. Keep up great effort and team leadership.
||Grantham and this defense drive me insane.
They play like all pros for much of the game, then they switch
strategies and look like a poor high school team. While the special
teams did a fair job, you HAVE to get that on-side kick. Always. It
almost cost us this game. Finally, a note to Chud: When you have a lead
like the Browns had, you need to run more than 42 seconds off the clock
on a drive, and/or make the opponent use their times out. That was
really stupid playcalling, and poor execution.
||Leon is damn lucky he didn't get flagged for 2
PI calls. Why is he out in coverage?? Our D once again made a potential
blowout into a close game, this is why even if we make the playoffs we
will likely get bounced in the first round. And the CBS crew with Randy
Cross was terrible. He sucks, I don't know who told him he was worth
anything as a color commentator.
||Receivers seemed to drop alot of balls, I know
it was wet but you gotta catch that stuff.
||Tim Carter contributes nothing to this team. I
know it is nit picky but the punting has been subpar. How about a coffin
corner or an inside the 20 once in a while. And finally where were the
"great" New York fans? Our defense tried to give it away,very good for a
while then crap!!
||Man is our defense bad.
||Is Tim Carter even playing????
||The defense looked good for just long enough
to fool everyone. I'm not sure who shoulders the blame for Clemens
turning into Joe Namath at the end of the game. Gonna need to clean that
up real quick.
||now to the unpleasant side i was gonna give it
to subway but i didn't see them listed so i went with brady quinn..........
too busy to pass out 12 inch subs....... good thing we have an extra
copy of the playbook and a spot on the bench with his name on it ha ha
come on subway wheres Jared? "much love for Brady Quinn though".......
now to our defense 32nd n the league.... don't know how to put this
rather then we have the playmakers and the playstoppers on the defensive
side of the ball but there just not playing smart defense in my book
which leads to Todd Grantham the defensive coordinator............ are
they taking applications in Cleveland for this position I'm putting in
my resume......all in all though good year so far sum ups n downs but i
love ya Cleveland go Brownies
||It didn't lose the game but that onside kick
return that we didn't get could have been big.
||Can we please finish a team off normally for
||No goats for this win. 8 and 5. Sweet.
||I know they weren't getting much help from the
offense late in the game but why does this defense insist on letting
opponents get back into the game when they should shut them down and
seal the victory????
||at 17-6 the defense thought the game was
over...and stoped playing
||Offsides on kickoff?
||I think this defense needs a lot of
improvement, although, I must admit, it seems to be getting better. And
the offense seems to be stuttering a bit. I hope it's not a preview of
things to come.
||Again the Defense quits in the fourth quarter.
It seems that in the last four games the opponent gets over sixty yards
in rushing in the fourth quarter.
||Todd Grantham or who ever the defensive
coaches are that came up with that ZERO (0) defensive linemen on the
field and using three (3) linebackers as down linemen and then rushing
ONLY those three during the last 2 to 5 minutes of every damn half this
season!! Replace those coaches now!! If you're going to use only LB'ers
and DB's then bring 5 or 6 on every play not just 3 undersized guys
against 5 blockers.. How much more open could the other teams WR's get
than they are now anyway??
||Hey; I'm in the Christmas spirit!
||The Pittsburgh Steelers for talking sh*t and
not backing it up. FU
||Derek Anderson - Great 26 TD season. But
something is WRONG with you at the beginning of games and with your
overall consistency. Figure it out, dude. You can be great. But figure
it out soon. Thanks.
Leigh Bodden - Bodden. C'mon dude. Seriously. If you're hurt. Sit down.
You're not helping. If you're not hurt. Well, have fun backing up B. McD
Coaches - Are you guys serious? Two weeks in a row you try to give it
away. Grantham - Your defense is awful. Figure it out.
Chud - You took 49 seconds of the clock in one of the game's
most-crucial possessions. Unacceptable. I'm just saying.
Daisher - Ugly yesterday.
RAC - Three games left. We need them all. Get these boys ready to play,
||The defense is shameful. Another uninspired
and non-aggressive performance.
||Defense continues to let opponent back into
the game in last quarter.Much better on penalties,but the two on
LWilliams should have been avoided.
||Goathorn to Art Modell just for still being
alive; this game was way too close, but exciting given the Jets beat dem
Squeelers 2 weeks ago; Can we ever get TV announcers who are
anything but just plain a**holes?? Is that even possible?? These
drive-bys are always negative on Cleveland no matter what...just sick of
it....CUT 'EM ALL!!!
||Grantham is morphing into Carthon..
||Defense looked better over all, but still
needs alot of work!
||1. TV CREW for too many screw-ups and inane
commentary. Blah, blah, blah. If we could only get 1100AM out here 700
miles away from Cleveland...oh, well. 2. While he had some good plays
and gets note for breaking up the 2 pt conversion, a goathorn for LEON
WILLIAMS for two killer penalties. Offside on a kickoff? Are you kidding
me? The interference call on 3rd down led to the Jets TD. Leon almost
single-handedly gave the game away.
||Derek Anderson's "Jekyll/Hyde" act = SICK OF
||I'm tired of seeing them have a lead a try to
sit on it. The offense stops being aggressive and the defense does the
same. The hole second half of the game it seemed like they went into a
prevent when mode. This game we almost lost. That's the difference with
the leaders in the league, they have the finishing mind set instead of
||Grantham - Please, please, please discountnue
reading Marty's book!!! NO MORE PREVENT. Keep the dawgs hungry and
maintain an aggressive mindset.
||Zastudil - With the field position we get, he
is placing WAY too many punts in the end zone for touchbacks. Work on
that so we can maintain the field postion war than Romeo enjoys so much.