When match-ups against a supposed rival end in a pummeling for five decades, swapping coaches every other season while they stack playoff wins and Super Bowl trophies, it grows tiresome. Not only your losing, but their successes. Smug faces in black and gold, touting victories they had nothing to do with, celebrating your pain asContinue reading “The Cleveland Browns Colossal, Franchise Altering Win Shocked and Awed. Now, Kansas City”
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The Arduous Wait Has Ended. A Breakthrough Season Derailed by COVID in Cleveland?
The Cleveland Browns get to dance. Sunday night at 8:20 a playoff game will kickoff in Pittsburgh. The Browns will take part. For the first time in 18 years the disjointed, woebegone franchise, run amok for so long by poor management and neophyte leadership, will co-star alongside their rival, a game considered the jewel ofContinue reading “The Arduous Wait Has Ended. A Breakthrough Season Derailed by COVID in Cleveland?”
Yes, Another Startling Cleveland Disaster. But Wait, Here Comes Pittsburgh
Excuses. They’ve run thick since Sunday, all trying to brush aside the Cleveland Browns’ latest debacle. A 23-16 loss to the one-win Jets. But their offensive line was missing two starters. But they placed their top four wide receivers on the COVID-19 list on Saturday, delaying the plane to New York by four hours. ButContinue reading “Yes, Another Startling Cleveland Disaster. But Wait, Here Comes Pittsburgh”
A Romp in Nashville. Playoffs Guaranteed. What is the Ceiling?
The Cleveland Browns’ win in Nashville Sunday, the franchise’s biggest since 2007, changed the narrative. They’re no longer beating up on poor teams, or a benefactor of a weak schedule. If Baker Mayfield can sling it for the rest of the season the way he did Sunday, they can rattle the top AFC teams inContinue reading “A Romp in Nashville. Playoffs Guaranteed. What is the Ceiling?”
Add a Little Defense With Pressure, Guarantee the Playoffs?
After being exposed as the weak link, the reason the team wouldn’t reach their ceiling, the Cleveland Browns defense has taken a turn. Torched early, the D gave up 31.5 points per game in the first seven contests this season. But defensive coordinator Joe Woods’ unit has clamped offenses since, allowing only 13 per. HasContinue reading “Add a Little Defense With Pressure, Guarantee the Playoffs?”
Are the Cleveland Browns a Playoff Team? The Bottom Line on their Second Half
A disappointing, wind hindered loss against the Oakland Raiders Sunday took the Browns to their bye week, halfway into the 2020 season. Five wins, three losses, and perched in playoff position, any rational Browns backer knows to enjoy the moments, and the victories. Seven teams now make the playoffs in each conference (with a reportContinue reading “Are the Cleveland Browns a Playoff Team? The Bottom Line on their Second Half”
A Simplistic Triumph is Satisfying, Refreshing in Cleveland
When was the last time the Cleveland Browns posted a ho-hum, boring victory? Sunday’s win against Washington was workmanlike and efficient. Only six penalties, no turnovers, just two sacks allowed. Washington isn’t good and Dwayne Haskins struggled, poor at reading the field and unable to look at another receiver other than his primary target. HisContinue reading “A Simplistic Triumph is Satisfying, Refreshing in Cleveland”
Give Thanks for Browns-Steelers
Each passing week is a test for the Cleveland Browns. Is their play on the field improving? Are they disciplined? Is the young team and its rookie coach maturing? Considering all that has occurred during the 2019 season, this organization must prove it is ready to grow up. Are they a playoff contender? The DolphinsContinue reading “Give Thanks for Browns-Steelers”
Browns-Steelers: Renewed Rivalry?
The Cleveland Browns, an enigma wrapped in drama and dysfunction, won for the first time since September on Sunday, earning a reprieve, for a few days anyway, from the pressure and tension of a disappointing season. So goes life in the NFL. Win and you’re heroic. Lose and you’re a bum. Was the victory aContinue reading “Browns-Steelers: Renewed Rivalry?”
Will the Real Baker Mayfield Please Stand Up
Baker Mayfield is lost, and he’s running from the light. Many want to pin the loss Sunday night on Freddie Kitchens, and he deserves blame. But this L is Mayfield’s. You cannot win in the NFL with poor quarterback play. The Browns have proved this for 20 years. You can hand wring and fist stompContinue reading “Will the Real Baker Mayfield Please Stand Up”