Browns lose a tough one
Hello Browns fans,
This is Greg Do-It Pruitt. Went to the game yesterday and I was very disappointed on the Browns loss. The Browns let a game they should have won get away. Excellent defensive game! If the linebacker had caught Michael Vick’s pass at the goal line, it would have been game over.
Players have to understand that, offensively, we are struggling. But, once we had the lead, we should have been milking the clock (like long runs down the sidelines but staying in bounds). And also, they should have gone for two points on our first touchdown.
Defense: If the defense continues to play this well and continues to improve, we could have a pretty good year, barring no serious injuries. They have to capitalize on good defensive play.
QB: Has to be more accurate, get rid of the ball faster, read his keys faster, and protect the football.
Running back Trent Richardson just played his first full speed NFL game. He will get better, got to get to the point where his leg is okay. I saw some times in that game where Richardson took the safe way out instead of hitting the hole. His timing was off. At times, you saw his power but we have yet to see the explosiveness. We will.
Offensive line: Got a pocket passer, needs time. More time creates seams for QB and running back.
Wide receivers: Got to catch the ball better. Got to catch the passes even if they are not perfect (tough catches).
Overall summary: Cut down on self-inflicted penalties. Know where you are in the game. Work the clock a little more. Stay in bounds when you can. Protect the ball and cut down on turnovers. A minute and thirty one seconds left in the game, one timeout, best field goal kicker in football (Phil Dawson), be patient and get the ball to the 45 which is Phil’s range and you have a chance. A field goal would have won the game!
In closing, I want to express my condolences to Art Modell’s family. I know how upset some diehard Browns fans are about his moving the team but if it hadn’t been for Art Modell, The Cleveland Browns would not have drafted me. I have never regretted one year I have lived in Cleveland, one year I played with the Browns, thousands of fans and the friends that I have as a result of Art’s insistence to make me a Cleveland Brown!