Handing out grades after a 27-11 loss like the Cleveland Browns had on Sunday is kind of like being a kindergarten teacher. You know the student can learn to fix what they have done, you wanted them to get it right the first time but in the end tough love is what is needed.
Get ready for tough love.
I did not think that a loss could get much more disappointing than last week’s debacle in Cincinnati, but I was wrong. The Browns were slapped around in their own house and looked like the doormat that they have been for the past 14 years in the AFC North.
The Browns will try to bounce back next week at home against the 2-9 Jacksonville Jaguars.
Before we can look ahead, however, we have to look back and hand out grades.
As always, weekly grades are handed out based on how much a player impacted the game, if he won his individual battle, whether he was a positive contributor and if he could have performed better.
Let’s see how they did.