Kosarfan Posted December 16, 2008 Report Share Posted December 16, 2008 There ARE a few positives ... you just have to dig deep ... REAL DEEP. 1 - Braylon had a great game, made more than just a few real good catches. Just in time to buy another season, but perhaps with strong leadership in '09 we'll see the Braylon of '07 ? 2 - Jamal is looking old and I believe proving this team will need a strong running back for the future. Good news, since this may be in time to be identified for next season rather than just assuming he'll give us another good year in '09. 3 - Dorsey will have to go. He made even the shortest passes look difficult. He tried at least 3 screens that never made it to the receiver and just looked terrible. He did hang in the pocket more than expected and showed some grit, but that also proved that even at one of his strongest showings, he's really not a guy to rely on even at the #3 slot. 4 - Brandon MacDonald - great game. Made the rest of the defense (except for big Shaun Rogers) look completely out of it. His strong play ALONE showed how much the rest of the defense needs revamping. 5 - No other running backs looked up to the task. They DID in fact move the ball around and tried several different backs, but proved we have no running game to speak of, so backs will definitely be a target for development. 6 - Offensive line looked like they were in a coma, so that raised flags on what they're not doing and work they'll need - again UNDER A NEW STRONGER COACH. 7 - As much as I am a complete Cribbs fan - like so many others - use of him in the backfield and the trick plays proved that is not particularly useful. Cribbs has all the tools, but just like they did years ago with a tiny Eric Metcalf, we cannot rely on the talents of one guy to get this team off the ground in scoring. My main concern is he doesn't get used up. He is beyond a doubt the most talented guy on this team. His work ethic should be an example to the rest of the roster. Anyone who doesn't get it, dump 'em. 8 - It was difficult watching a Monday night game with such a lost team, but it really had to put the management in as big a nationally embarassed position, that they HAVE to get strong help and leadership or just find a new sport to screw up. The announcers went over and over how weak so many aspects of this team are, that RAC and his crew were nationally crucified. Deservably so, although I think Jaws and that Monday crew suck. Negatives: 1 - Winslow looks like a savior now, not being there and the only target was Braylon. 2 - Heiden hurt. Hope that's not bad, but they trailored him off the field. Hate seeing my team get so humiliated in such a spotlight, but I really did'nt expect anything else. I believe we will lose to Cincinnati and obviously to Shittsburg, but so be it. They made their bed, now they finish our hopeful season in it. 2009 will be better. It HAS to be, I suppose an 0-18 season is a possibility, but if that happened, Cleveland would surely lose this team. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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