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Packers Embarrass Browns 17-0

BEREA, OH - MAY 02:  Head coach Eric Mangini of the Cleveland Browns looks on  during rookie mini camp at the Cleveland Browns Training and Administrative Complex on May 2, 2009 in Berea, Ohio.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
gary wertmanCorrespondent IAugust 15, 2009

The best way to describe the debacle in Green Bay was embarrassing. Green Bay, with several injured starters not playing, completely manhandled the Browns.

The Packers held the ball for 39:56 to the Browns 20:04. Cleveland could not run or pass on offense and defensively they were just as bad. 

Quinn, Anderson, and Ratliff all looked like below average NFL Quarterbacks but the blame falls heavily on the offensive line as well.

Where was the intensity from a team with so many positions up for grabs? Inexcusable. Cleveland was not ready to play and that falls on the entire coaching staff.

With Green Bay pulling most of their starters after the first quarter, it could have been worse. Aaron Rogers looked like a young Brett Favre leading the Packers to touchdowns on his only two possessions.

Green Bay looked in mid-season form, while Cleveland struggled to get lined up at times. When Mangini pulled his starters, things didn't get any better. The Packers to a man seemed more focused and played with more intensity than the beleaguered Browns.

With the first pre-season game over Mangini and staff have many things to work on. The play off WRs Mike Furry and Josh Cribbs, along with rookie CB Coye Francies, were bright spots on an other wise dismal night.

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