Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Cleveland Browns

I didn't see the Jacksonville game. But I'm reading the play by play now, finally. WTF are we doing? Run, Run, Pass/Sack, Punt. Three Times after the turnovers.

And guess what? When Daboll mixed it up, they didn't go three and out. Maybe it was one or two extra plays, but Run, Run, Pass doesn't work, Daboll. It never works.

If Peyton Hillis up the middle doesn't work the first four times, it's not going to work the fifth time. And it's damn well not going to work the sixth time.

When your opponent lines up 4 defensive lineman, and 7 linebackers all in the box, you can't have Peyton Hillis run up the middle over and over. The guy can only plow over one or two guys at a time. Not seven.

Mix it up, show creativity. That's how you hung in there with the Jets, and that's how you dominated the Saints and Pats. Get it together.

Apparently Colin Cowherd is saying Mangini is going to be fired yesterday. That person's sources are not reliable. Mangini will not be fired yesterday.

Tomorrow, maybe. But hopefully not. He's the right guy to get these guys in the right direction.. Obviously until our offense starts moving again, I'll second guess Daboll all season.

Off-topic: Indians owner says "Now is not the right time to spend money on free agents." Sell the Indians to an owner who actually has money to spend then? I'm not an Indians fan, but hearing that makes me mad. You own a Baseball team with a huge following, and if they were actually half decent would have an even bigger following. Remember in the 90's when you couldn't get a ticket to a game? Get some players in here (OR KEEP YOUR PLAYERS HERE) and make the team as good as they can be, asshole.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Browns vs. Jets

I'm very pleased with the way the Browns have been playing, just like everyone else. However, I don't want to get too hooked yet.
Do I think the Browns will win out, no of course not. But I don't think they'll lose out either. I just hear too much praise right now and too many people predicting another win against a very good Jets team. Certainly the Browns have a chance in this game, but the Jets now have 2 games on film to watch how the Browns beat good teams. Eventually this will start to catch up to the Browns.
I'm going to be very cautious this week when rooting for the Browns. I hope they win, but they still have to show me more consistency before I get on the board the "Browns are going to win every game the rest of the season" train.

Cavs - I'm more interested in the Cavs than I have been in the last 7 years. I will be much more willing to root for a team that plays like a team; not a group of 4 guys with LeBoob. (I'm not a huge basketball fan to begin with, and the superstar driven NBA doesn't help win be back with their typical style of play.)
I'm just glad the team started 4-3 (now 4-4). I would have been really annoying if the Cavs were 0-6 and the Heat were 6-0. At least we can live with our mediocrity for a while and we shut up the National pundits that wanted to tell us all how bad our basketball team was going to be. They may miss the playoffs, but at least they won't be the laughing stock of the league like most people thought.

Indians - forget it. it's Football season, don't talk to me until March about any of the crap the Indians want to call a team.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Browns Getting it Done?

So that's two games in a row where the Browns completely dominated their opponent. And both opponents are supposed "Superbowl Contenders" and one of them was in fact the current Superbowl Champion. But that's old news - the Browns beat the Superbowl champ every year. Can they do it again against the Jets? I say they can.

Peyton Hillis is running like a beast. He was the top RB in fantasy this week. Unfortunately, John St Clair is on his way back to the lineup.. So the Browns will be back to having a pillar at Right Tackle for anyone to just run around. That's never good. We'll just have to send Hillis to the left instead.

And you know Mangini wants to destroy the Jets. Two weeks in a row, two vendetta games. Mangini can do it. I know we're only one game in, but I'd get satisfaction knowing that Cleveland swept the AFC East.

Halfway through the season, 3rd place in the AFC North.. Room to improve.. Let's see if the Steelers can handle the Patriots the way the Browns did. I don't think they can do it. And not even because Belichick is going to be in Pissed Off, F You mode..

And the Cavs. Tied for first place in the Central. Good start in my opinion. Way too early to mean anything, but 3-3 is a lot better than the commonly predicted 0-6.

Also, how about your Cowboys, LeBron!! F you.