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The Battle of Ohio: Derek Anderson's last chance

Posted on: September 21, 2008 9:04 pm

For the Bengals and Browns, six games into the season they have lost them all.  Today the Browns colapsed in the third quarter against Baltimore and completely blew a 3 point half time lead.  The Bengals gave their all against the Superbowl Champion Giants only to lose in OT.  At least the Bengals put up a fight and Carson Palmer looked like an NFL starting quarterback.  The Browns colapsed like a house of cards and Derek Anderson's slump that started last season continued with three more interceptions today.  Has anybody noticed when Derek throws short he is getting picked off and when he throws deep he misses his target (as in his his 2nd half pass to Cribbs deep today)?  Okay, it's also true receivers JJ and Donte Stallworth are injured, Braylon Edwards is dropping the ball, and teams are taking TE Kellen Winslow out of the game by double teaming him.  I'd like to know what the Browns plan is to solve these problems?   

Browns had a 10-7 half time lead because Baltimore Rookie QB Flacco's threw two interceptions and Matt Stover's missed a field goal.  The Browns inability to pick up more than 20 yards on a play all season had the Ravens defense playing us tight and looking to cut in front of and intercept those short 10 yard or less passes and stuff the run.  The game effectively ended when DB Ed Reed cut in front of Braylon Edwards on a short pass up the middle and scored a defensive touchdown.

So, what of the battle of Ohio next Sunday at 1:00pm?  With a bye for the Browns in week 5, should they lose and Derek Anderson look bad agian, I think it is time give Brady  Quinn extended practice time with the starters and give him his chance.  At least he was successful at Notre Dame.  He is the QB for the future for the Browns, and the Browns do have a nice O-line.  Put him back there and see if he can hit the receivers.  The Browns have nothing to lose.  No way the Browns / Bengals game in week four should be almost meaningless.  For what management is asking for tickets, the Cleveland fans deserve better.  Phil Savage and Romeo Crennel have to do something and sooner better than later.





Since: May 16, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2008 12:41 pm

The Battle of Ohio: Derek Anderson's last chance

This corn-holey-O better start playing well... I wasted a 3rd round pick on him in my FFL & I have Winslow to boot!  I also had Brady as a back-up yet dropped him after the first week... This guy is turning into a nightmare, but dare I might say that I'm still thinking of starting him next week vs the Bengals.  ugh!

Since: Oct 19, 2007
Posted on: September 22, 2008 11:01 am

The Battle of Ohio: Derek Anderson's last chance


Oh no.  Don't tell me the Browns are back to playing for a high draft pick again.  They do have some injury issues and everyone knew the secondary was going to be a problem, but I really don't want to see a 1-15 or 2-14 kind of a year.  I think there is still some time to get it on track, but we do see to agree Brady Quinn may be the QB to get it done.

Since: Sep 6, 2008
Posted on: September 22, 2008 10:52 am

The Battle of Ohio: Derek Anderson's last chance

I agree with that 100%. Last night i was out to dinner and the game was on, and when Reed got that pick returned to the house, chants were going around the restaurant, "Brady!, Brady!, Brady!" Aftre about 4 or 5 Bradys, i joined in the chant. And about the Bengals, i have a cousin who lives in Cinci and loves the Bengals, and he said that this year's Bengals have a chance at going 0-16. I dont think so, because they get the Browns twice...... Bengals are gonna win at least one of thos two. I think itll be this game. Also, i believe that the loser of this game will completely fall out of the playoffs and have no chance of making it: something that happens when two 0-3 teams play each other who are in the same division - the same state for that matter. Here's a positive for the Bengals - they had a productive loss, while the Browns had an ugly one. I just hope the Browns do terrible after they are eliminated from the playoffs, so we can get Beanie Wells, which may be the only reason I will still be a Browns fan...

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