Monday Morning Blues…Cleveland Style

Dec. 18, 2011; Glendale, AZ, USA; Detailed view of a Cleveland Browns helmet sitting on the field against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Browns 20-17 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Dec. 18, 2011; Glendale, AZ, USA; Detailed view of a Cleveland Browns helmet sitting on the field against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Browns 20-17 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

For the past three weeks waking up on Monday morning or in the case of last week Friday morning, has had a different feel hasn’t it?  It felt great to wake up, grab your coffee, and hop on the net and read all the positive stuff about your Browns.  Just something about the day after a win that makes you feel invincible at the water cooler.

Well, as you are all starting your day, that feeling is no more and we are left with the low feeling of yet another loss in Cleveland.  Man it felt great for those three weeks didn’t it? Especially after last week, sitting on top of the division with the share of the lead, looking forward to getting past the Lions and looking at 4-2 going into week seven.

This is a feeling we had grown accustomed to and for the past few weeks we were doing something we hadn’t done on a regular basis in a long time…Win!!  The first week it was the feeling that we had been there before, winning a game, but we were accustomed to being let down the next week.  Then the next week came and we won again, and you thought, hmm this is pretty neat.  And then came the big win on Thursday night against Buffalo and you thought, this could start becoming contagious, and it’s a great feeling.

Now don’t get me wrong it wasn’t without the uneasy feeling of watching the catalyst of this turnaround, Brian Hoyer, go down early with a knee injury.  Even so we gutted out the win in front of a national audience, and maybe just maybe for a second we thought going forward after that Buffalo game, Brandon Weeden could continue this trend going forward.  Without rehashing the last 24 hours, we know that just isn’t the case, his infamous underhanded lob toss will almost ensure his departure at seasons end and the search for the next one in Cleveland will resume once again.

Now back to that feeling we all long to feel again and fast.  Not so sure with the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs on the horizon we are gonna feel that euphoria again anytime soon.  However, there are some stretches in the schedule that most definitely could bring back that feeling, albeit if it’s just for another three weeks or so.

With all that being said, let’s hope this front office gets it right this offseason.  Wouldn’t it be great to have a leader under center that can give us the chance to be able to feel what we felt the past three weeks for a little bit longer.

Perhaps let’s say into the playoffs and beyond!!!

 

Topics: Brandon Weeden, Brian Hoyer, Cleveland Browns

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  • Mike

    Would love to know what you guys are thinking and feeling today after that crushing loss?

  • Bill Powell

    I saw an article about the Browns draft day war room in which there were several phrases written on the walls but the biggest one was “We Will Have a Championship Level Quarterback” I wholeheartedly believe that this is and should be the ONLY priority for this team.. Brian Hoyer showed us that with competent QB play this team can compete and WIN. Whatever it takes to make that happen identify the target and make the move.. all of the other pieces get better when you have a QB..

    See Tom Brady VS Saints..

    • Mike

      Saw this a little late Bill, but I agree…especially yesterday against the Pack, the defense played well enough in the second half that if we had a competent QB we are in that game at the end.

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