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Cleveland Browns: A Quick Recap of the Browns First Preseason Win

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 13: Starting quarterback Colt McCoy #12 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the game between the Cleveland Browns and the Green Bay Packers at Cleveland Browns Stadium on August 13, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Kevin DakddukContributor IIIAugust 13, 2011

Colt McCoy looked impressive in his first piece of 2011 action.  In the first half (well, first quarter and very beginning of the second) McCoy went 9-for-10 in completions for 135 yards and one touchdown. 

Seneca Wallace meanwhile, went 11 for 17 for 99 yards and one interception while third-string QB Jarrett Brown went 1-for-2 for 13 yards and one interception.

Overall the first team offense and defense looked great, putting up 14 points in the first half.  They converted many of their third downs for a 61 percent efficiency rating according to NFL.com.

The Browns' second and third teams seemed to have some trouble on the line as they racked up seven penalties for 43 yards and there were several miscommunications in the secondary—something Dick Jauron will most likely address before the next game.  

Jeff Wolfert did a good job landing two field goals from 40-plus yards out and one extra point.  Peyton Hillis carried the ball five times for 16 rushing with one touchdown and Josh Cribbs had two receptions for 37 yards with a touchdown of his own. 

Overall, this West Coast Offense seems to be working so far and that is pretty good considering that head coach Pat Shurmur has only met some of his players just over two weeks ago. 

While the Browns put on a good performance against the defending Super Bowl champions, we also saw several areas which need work. 

Good start to the 2011 preseason in Cleveland tonight, and I am glad football is back!

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