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Browns Steelers The Good The Bad The Ugly

Posted on: December 11, 2009 10:29 am
 

The Good-

 

The Browns win over the Steelers!!  You don’t get much better than that in Browns football.

 

This was a Thursday game.  I get to dish it out to Steelers fans who have ribbed me for years Friday and all of next week!

 

171 yards rushing against the Steelers defense!!  

Does Chris Jennings stay on as the starter next year?  Is he durable enough for the job?  Come draft time you pick the best player available.  If a top flight RB is there, but I don’t know if the Browns need to reach anymore.

 

Wildcat offense.  Cribbs is running it really well.  No one seems capable of stopping him.  I am officially ending my “make Cribbs” play out his contract stance.  PAY THE MAN!!!!

 

8 Sacks against Roethlisberger.  Never did we let up.  Pressure all game, keep rushing the QB. 

 

65 yards rushing by Steelers running backs.  53 by Mendenhall.  No Shaun Rogers eating up the middle.  No NFL leading tackler D’Qwell.  No Polle Barton, Is it OK to call him a bust yet Mano?  He kind of reminds me of William Green.

 

CB play.  No big plays.  This could be the weather keeping the ball on the ground since no one could throw.  Still I even saw good tackling from both Wright and McDonald.

 

I said earlier cold weather favored the Steelers.  They are a team that has played together in the cold for years.  They know how to do this.  Last year half the Browns were elsewhere.  Heck, last month a couple of starters were elsewhere.  The Browns were the tougher team on the field today. 

 

Say what you want about Mangini, but his team has not quit and showed today is tougher than the Pittsburgh Steelers.

I can’t remember the last time I could say that!

 

The Bad

 

The Steelers right now.  Shall we revisit these power rankings?  How about James Harrison is an unstoppable force?

 

The Ugly

 

That I sold my tickets to the game.     

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: May 29, 2007
Posted on: December 11, 2009 8:28 pm
 

Browns Steelers The Good The Bad The Ugly

I still believe running back is the easiest position on a team to fill out

Ask the Steelers that question.  Their team is falling apart because the old run based offense doesn't work with the back they have.  Same run blocking line, he can't get through. 

I watched Willie Green turn holes into 1 and 2 yard gains.  Then I saw Lee Suggs turn the tiniest hole into a 7 yard gain.  He was a first round quality back.  Injuries forced him out of football way too early but a quality back is hard to find.  One with vision speed an power, a game breaker.  Cleveland used to be the home of these backs.  We haven't had one since you were born.



Cribbs never really talked, his agent did.  He wants more money, he isn't stupid enough to sit out.  Most of Cleveland protested against Cribbs when his agent said he might sit out.  I am officially on the PAY THE MAN!! group.  Meaning I fully support teh Browns giving Cribbs an extension to pay him more money.  Cribbs has earned the money.





Since: Jun 30, 2008
Posted on: December 11, 2009 3:56 pm
 

Browns Steelers The Good The Bad The Ugly

Geno,

It was a complete and total victory for the Cleveland Browns. There were no shaddy calls, no shaddy 4th down measurements, no last second pass interference calls...nothing.

The Browns beat the Steelers fair and square, and that's what I'm most thankful for.

I get to dish it out to Steelers fans who have ribbed me for years Friday and all of next week! We get 10 days to celebrate this one!

Say what you want about Mangini, but his team has not quit and showed today is tougher than the Pittsburgh Steelers. How about Mangini's accepting the penalty on 3rd down to take the Steelers out of field goal range?

Mangenius!

Does stay on as the starter next year?  Is he durable enough for the job? Jennings has the speed and toughness to be an every-down running back in the NFL. I think the rest of the season will serve as an audition for him, but I would be thrilled if he started for us in 2010. In terms of what you said about the draft, I still believe that running back is the easiest position on a team to fill out. You can bring in a free agent or a low round pick to carry the ball, and he will likely do so with a degree of success. If the Browns run-block like they did yesterday, I'm pretty sure even I could have some success there!

Cribbs is running it really well.  No one seems capable of stopping him.  I am officially ending my “make Cribbs” play out his contract stance.  PAY THE MAN!!!!

The Browns aren't paying Cribbs now because it's financially inconvenient to do so.

Cribbs knows that and that's why he shut up about it.

Josh will be rewarded with a long-term contract extension at the end of the year. I'm not worried about that in the least.

Say what you want about Mangini,

Mangini took a group of undrafted free agents and waiver wire acquisitions and beat the Steelers in what many considered a must win game. This isn't a knock on these players, but imagine what he could do with developed, top tier talent .

I don't know how anyone can call for his job after seeing what he's been able to do in the past few weeks. 

Eric Mangini knew his job rested on this game. He said as much to his players. Mangini delivered, and I can't wait to see what he'll do in 2010.

 

GO BROWNS!!!



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