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This is what we want to see
And he needs help doing it, guys.
Fifteen points per contest is 28th in the league in terms of scoring, with passing yardage that ranks 24th. Hmm.
Facing the Baltimore Ravens defense may be a tough week to start improving those stats, but improve they must.
Let’s get right to it—this offense starts games too slowly. Well, that’s an understatement.
For most of the season, the Browns’ first-quarter offenses have looked like they were underwater. And, Mr. Head Coach and Play-Caller Pat Shurmur, you are not the offense that should be running the delay—of all plays!
There is hope. In Week 12, the Browns offense actually started the football game with something approaching energy. They hadn’t made it to the level of urgency, but it was a definite improvement.
However, it’s getting better. I saw signs of life in the first quarter against the Jaguars. Unfortunately, they came from McCoy and not the WRs. As a group, they are turning too late into the receptions.
McCoy has 51 rushes on the year. Correct me if I’m wrong, but he was hired to pass the ball, right? I’m all for QB mobility, but running for his life is different.
Greg Little. Dude. We believe in you—but you have got to start catching more balls. It’s called focus. Ten drops in the last five games!
Cleveland has to do something to stretch the field, or the Ravens' zone-blitz D is going to crowd the short distance and eat McCoy and the RBs alive.
Note: When you do go deep, please look for Ravens safety Ed Reed. Then throw it somewhere else.
While I’m calling people out, how about Pat Shurmur gets TEs Ben Watson and Evan Moore more involved in the offense? Yeah, I know. They help with the pass protection.
Fine. Can they block someone and still be the checkdown receiver? I’m fairly sure that this system occurs on a regular basis in the NFL. And how many times does Watson need to prove that he can find the end zone?
Speaking of throwing the ball to people, let’s continue the Jordan Norwood experiment. If last week’s performance was a fluke, we’ll find out soon enough. In the meantime, the kid beat Cincy DB Nate Clements more than once. I’m just saying.
Spreading the ball around can only help stud Josh Cribbs and uneven-but-the-second-best-WR Mohamed Massoquoi. I’m glad that Massoquoi is back on the field. I am. But he frustrates the you-know-what out of me.
Generally, perhaps coaches could acquaint the WRing corps with the concept of "Yards After the Catch." Just a thought.