Browns Get Thumped At Mile High

The Cleveland Browns are 0-2.  They lost by 21 points this afternoon in Denver against the Broncos.  The final score was 27-6.  It was tight at the half, but again, the Browns fell apart in the third and fourth quarters.

It is very early yet in the season, but with the Bengals beating Green Bay at Lambeau Field today, the pressure is on the Browns to avoid lingering in the basement of the AFC North.

We like to stay positive about the Browns, but three things struck us today more than anything else.  First, lost opportunities.  You cannot be successful in the NFL by kicking field goals all day long.  The Denver fumble on the opening kick-off should have led to 6 points;  instead we had to settle for 3.  A blown opportunity.  Braylon Edwards had a good day at almost 100 yards receiving, but the points seem impossible to come by.  Second, our offensive line is not as improved as it needs to be.  Allowing one opposing player to compile 4 sacks in one game is pathetic.  Andra Davis had enough room to park a tank while compiling his 10 “in your face Cleveland” tackles.  Third, Brady Quinn is doing whatever he can to fuel the Derek supporters and their criticism of Mangini’s decision to start Quinn.  A less than 60% pass completion rate, nil TDs and an IT when the pressure is on simply does not cut the mustard.

We are trying to stay optimistic, but this was a game we had to win in order to have a chance at .500 this season.  The loss to the Vikings – okay.  But the Broncos are a very beatable team notwithstanding their much improved defense.  We did not come to play in the second half.  We got blown out.  We deserve better.


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  • travis

    this is for all the quinn supporters. i had the pleasure to meet bradys mom. did servicework at home. with a son in law like a j hawk no pictures of greenbay in basement. also no browns merchandise, so you can imagine how pissed i was when i heard his mom say brady wanted to go to dallas not cleveland. so there you go dudes a wuss and he can go anywhere he wants. also likes to hang out on high street in columbus and call people fags. cleveland got rid of sanchez for this bum who can barley throw a football forward. n tell mom to keep all the notre dame pictures and high school photos on the walls. thats as good as it will get for you. cleveland fans should start demanding who we want in draft picks and not settle for the jets lineup we got this year. done with cleveland. god bless josh cribbs and phil dawson.

  • Ryan

    The above comment…

    The Browns traded their #1 overall pick in 2008 to the Cowboys in 2007 to for their #22 pick in the 1st round to draft Brady Quinn. The Browns didn’t “get ride of Sanchez” because they never had Sanchez because they traded their #5 pick this year to the Jets so they could take Sanchez. I’m not saying I agree with that move (especially this morning).

    If you want compare picks you could say that the Browns traded Felix Jones (#22 in 2008) for Brady Quinn (#22 in 2007).

  • Ryan

    I’m sure Quinn wanted to go to Cleveland…but at #3, not #22!

    Dallas wouldn’t have drafted Quinn.