Remember when I said to enjoy it? Did you? You better have, because The Browns suck again. After starting the season 2-2-1, the Browns now sit at 2-4-1. After ousting the Ravens in overtime, the Los Angeles Chargers slapped the Browns around to the tune of 38-14. A day in which they got thoroughly beat on both sides of the ball. This past week, the turds lost yet another overtime heart-breaker to the Buccaneers, 26-23. This was the third loss this season, in which they should have won. If they had any players with any sort of Football aptitude, smarts, or common sense they’d be 6-1. But alas, the Browns have oodles of talent, but not enough brains to win games. Its incredibly frustrating to be a Browns fan. Each week, outside of L.A. they have shown flashes of great play. They have shown they CAN beat anyone. Yet, week after week, the Cleveland Browns find a way to lose.
Honestly Baker sums it up pretty well:
Just brutal, man. I don’t even know what to say anymore. Even the two wins couldn’t help the Browns get out of this rut, where all they do is choke at the worst possible time. I mean it is incredible how often they lose a close game. For 55 minutes, they show they can play. In the final 5(overtime too)? Sack, fumble, dropped passes, interception, penalty, untimely timeout, getting stuffed on a QB sneak at the 1 pube line on 4th and goal, blocked punts, blocked field goals, missed field goals, and countless other fuck ups. All of these things happen when the game is on the line for the Browns. It took a lousy Jets team, and the worst MADE field goal ever to win a few games. I wasn’t expecting playoffs, but I was expecting a cut-down on the abundance of stupid fucking mistakes these guys make. Even more frustrating? Quarterback is not the problem.
Which leads me to Hue Jackson. Can. His. Sorry. Ass. It’s time… you gave him a roster with far less scrubs than any post ’99 Browns team. The SAME issues that plagued the last two teams, is plaguing this one. There is one common denominator, and it is quite obvious. The Browns need to move on, and go with some stiff already on staff. Things are slightly better than years past, but again, as I have said a thousand times, they still make an absurd amount of stupid mistakes. This is a new crop of players, the coach HAS to be part of the issue. I don’t care who the interim is, Todd Haley, Greg Williams, Ken Zampese, whoever, just remove Hue Jackson before it is too late. Please, Jimmy. Fire this man.
Brings me to the closing of this rant. NFL Officials…..WHAT THE FUCK?? We are halfway through the season, and the NFL has fired (extremely unprecedented) an official due his fuck up against the Browns, and sent multiple apology letters for blown calls. The video below details the most egregious blown calls week by week. There is a major one almost every game. A major one that turns into points against the Browns. Disclaimer: The blown false start is somewhat irrelevant, as they were getting bent by the Chargers anyway.
Week after week, the Cleveland Browns turn their head and cough for the guys in stripes. Normally its not an issue, every NFL team gets screwed by the refs. It is happening to the Browns almost double the rate it happens for other teams. What must be done? I can take bad calls, but when it is every week, you just have to wonder what you can do. Its just another thing working against them, they got all this negativity, bad history, and now you gotta fight off the officials too. Brutal man.
Sunday afternoon will see the Browns take on the Pittsburgh Steelers, at Heinz Field. I am expecting to get blown out, but they always play a good game against the Steelers. There is a chance the Browns go in there in win, but I wouldn’t get your hopes up. If they don’t, look for Hue Jackson to be fired. Sounds like he won’t make it to the bye week. Surely, the Browns will be losing to Pittsburgh on Sunday, bringing their record to 2-5-1. I’d expect an interim at this time next week. God pray for us all, its Steelers week.
Let’s go Browns.