New Week, Same Story For The Cleveland Browns

gary wertmanCorrespondent INovember 1, 2009

CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 01: Head coach Eric Mangini of the Cleveland Browns reacts as his team takes on the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on November 1, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Browns 30-6. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The Chicago Bears defeated the Cleveland Browns 30-6 in a game that was never in doubt. Once Chicago kicked their third field goal to increase their lead to 9-0, the game was out of reach for the Browns. Eric Mangini says they are working hard to correct their mistakes but each week they play the same inept brand of football. Mercifully, Cleveland has a bye next week.

Rob Ryan had his defense playing hard against the Bears and definitely played well enough to win. Once again, fatigue seemed to take over. The main problem the defense faces each week is non support from the offense. Five turnovers by Cleveland’s offense were just too much to overcome. I really enjoyed seeing Ryan’s fire on the sidelines and he seemed to have a nice game plan as well. Safety Mike Adams played very well. Adams was not the only one but I was impressed with his constant effort. Kameron Wimbley is another Browns player who always gives a great effort. Cleveland put constant pressure on Jay Cutler and sacked him four times.

Offensively, I look for some changes to come during the bye week. As hard as it may seem, they are getting worse each week. Brady Quinn will probably get the start against the Baltimore Ravens in Cleveland’s next game. That’s just my opinion  but Mangini looked disgusted when Anderson threw his 2nd interception. Quinn came in the next series and went three and out to finish the game. Quarterback may not be the only change as Mangini has to be feeling the heat from being 1-7.  Offensive coordinator Brian Daboll should be feeling the heat as well.

With Cleveland’s next game not until Nov.16, on a Monday night against the Ravens, the Browns have a lot of problems to get solved. With the threat of a fans boycott of the opening kickoff, it should be a very interesting next two weeks in Cleveland.


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