Sunday, September 13, 2009

A.L. Casoni presents.... Recap of Game 1

Did you really think the Browns were going to win at halftime? Seriously, did you really want to believe that the defense was going to shut down Peterson for the entire game? There were a few highlights, so let's start with that. I was somewhat impressed with Jamal Lewis. I think he ran the ball hard, and caught a few balls out of the backfield. Obviously the return by Cribbs was the highlight of the day for the Browns. Other than that, I don't have a ton to say. The play calling was bad, really bad. I know we are trying to run a conservative offense. I get that. I don't agree, but I get it. If we are running a conservative offense, why do we decide to run the "wildcat" look on 3rd and goal from the 1 yard line? Give the football to Jamal and let him take it in. Period. There should have been no other play call. Its going to be a long year, I said it before and I'll say it again. I did however come up with 3 headlines to post from this game.

First- We really, really, really, really (add 17 more reallys) messed up by not taking Adrian Peterson. The guy is the best running back in the NFL, and he is just starting his second campaign. That 50 yard touchdown run, or whatever it was, solidified him as the best back and the Browns as the worst tackling team in the league.

Second- Percy Harvin will be one of the best receivers/playmakers in the league in a couple years. The guy is just flat out dangerous when he has the rock.

Third- Robert Royal is going to soon become a "must start" fantasy tight end soon. Call it what you want, but Quinn can't throw the ball further then 17 yards without looking like a high school trumpet player throwing the pigskin. Royal provides Quinn a safe target, and most defenses still believe he is a worthless tight end and won't defend him properly.

Good news is there were a few teams today that played worse. The Rams and Lions certainly come to mind. We'll see you in Denver....


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