Monday, September 28, 2009

A.L. Casoni presents.... "Are they that bad?"

I'll start this piece off by answering the question. Yes, the Browns are that bad. There is no reason to even try and rationalize it. I just reviewed the schedule, and I see a maximum of 2 wins. This team should stroll in to their week 9 bye fresh off of ripping off their 8th straight loss. Let's review. Already 0-3. Sunday they play the Bengals, followed by the Bills, Steelers, Packers, and Bears. See a win in there? If they have any chance of winning before the bye, it will happen in the next 2 weeks. I am a firm believer in a "hangover" game, and that could happen with the Bengals after a terrific comeback win over Pittsburgh. Next, the Bills are a mess. Wait, so are the Browns. A bigger mess then Buffalo, and this game is in Buffalo. That brings us back to week 4. We have 1 opportunity to win before the bye week. If you look at the Browns starting 22 (offense/defense combined), we have roughly 5 players who would start on nearly every team in the NFL. Braylon, Joe Thomas, Wimbley, D'Qwell Jackson and Shaun Rogers. If you throw in special teams, you could include Cribbs in the mix without a doubt, sure. That's it.... That means we have 17 starting players who would be lucky to be in the 2 deep depth chart on most NFL teams. How can you win football games with these people? You want the quarterback ordeal solved? Line Cribbs up behind center and let him play ball. Seriously, I would put Cribbs in at qb, let him run the "wildcat" (i hate that term by the way), and let him do his thing. What do you have to lose? The guy can throw the rock, he was a quarterback in college at Kent. Who said they can't run a college style offense? Run options, run slip screens, do whatever. Who cares at this point. I typically say at this point in the season that the season is only 3 games in, and don't give up hope, but this is a different deal. The season is finished, and if you don't believe it, you need your head examined. By the way, who in the hell came up with the name "Mangenius?" Probably someone who doesn't think the Browns season is over yet I guess....


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