It seems as though Browns fans are in for another rough year. In the midst of injuries galore out on that field, it shows us what we really have waiting to replace our starters.
Although the year hasn't started out the exact way we planned, there have been some great plays and some great players to emerge that need to be respected and honored.
Not to beat a dead horse, but have to give props to Peyton Hillis, who has carried this team to where it is. Without him we wouldn't have the record we have now. (Cue laughter)
This giant muscle with quick legs has ran over defenses that are the best in the league, and I personally can't wait to see what he does against the Saints.
Try being a safety watching this man catch a ball in full stride and run at you; most of them will need to pack an extra girdle.
I don't even think the Browns have a wide receivers coach any more, just more tight end coaches. With the fast guys on the outside being pretty much invisible, the tight ends have picked up the slack. Watson and Moore lead the team in receptions and yards.
I remember playing tight end and being the "OH SH!T, I gotta throw this ball now" guy.
Yet the Browns QBs look straight for their giant boys to keep them passing down the field. Without a doubt, the Browns have the most athletic and smartest tight ends in the game right now, and they will continue to impress throughout this year even if (big if) the wide receiver corps gets this helmets on straight and the heads un-concussed.
A rookie safety second round pick leads the team in tackles? Who would have guessed? After many fans getting up in arms about not picking some of the other prime safeties in the draft, the management gets an A-plus for their safety pickup.
Ward will be the staple of this defense for many years to come, and he will get that Super Bowl ring that he plays for on every play.
Joe Haden has shown some rookie mistakes, yet seems to learn greatly from them. Haden should be moved to started CB over Eric Wright. I like Eric Wright and I feel he is just having a down season, but this is an NFL team, step up or get out.
Haden and Ward fill gaps that needed to be filled from last year and will keep on laying the steel down on receivers and helping that D-line out.
Colt McCoy has filled in very well for Seneca Wallace and Jake Delhomme, but take a seat and keep learning, take a year to learn everything you can and come back next year.
Seneca Wallace is the man to go to. He has shown time and time again that being a backup is not where he should be. He has a rocket of an arm and the legs of a Porsche. Once Wallace is healthy, he has a nice bye week to heal up and he should be put right back into that huddle and lead this team.
Jake, I'm sorry. I like you, but I'm sorry, I think we should see other people. It just isn't working out. It's not me, it's you.
Delhomme may still be a good QB, but he is a better backup, and a very expensive one at that.
In Cleveland, pass protection is not something that is guaranteed on every play. We need a QB that can move and make plays happen with his legs, and Delhomme does not fit that job requirement too well; especially now that he has a bum ankle.
The Cleveland Browns have proved this year that they are putting their heart back into the game. Every game they have played, except for the game with the Steelers, they have been had a great chance to win. Everybody that has played football knows what separates the decent teams and the powerhouse teams—the ability to finish the game.
Being up in Connecticut, I am pretty much alone in the local Browns fan club, so I get the pleasure of watching the Browns games through the gamecasts online. I get to see every week the Browns be up....then lose. I shouldn't be complaining though. It is a hell of a lot better then watching the Browns be down, down some more, Cribbs get us close, then lose again.
The Browns have done well building a base for the team and I am very excited to see how this season and the next couple of seasons play out for them.