ClevelandFanForLife Posted November 15, 2010 Report Share Posted November 15, 2010 A lot of people have been saying how upset they are with the way the season is going and how we should fire everybody on the coaching staff. However, I think that we need to look back at our season predictions. I for one said that as long as the Browns are competitive I will be happy. They are being competitive and I am pleased with how the season is going. Everyone just needs to calm down. We all knew that playoffs were a long shot before the season started. We can't just change our expectations mid-season after we knock off a couple of first-place teams. Is the on field product perfect? No. Is it better than last year? Hell yes. Should it give us hope for years to come? Absolutely. We're 3-6. I understand that people are upset that we can't finish games. If we could, we would at least be 6-3. However, let's not get caught up on shoulda-woulda-coulda stuff. Let's look at the possitives: 1. Our defense looks much better than it did in previous years and offenses have a reason to start taking Rob Ryan's boys seriously. 2. We have a plus ratio in the turnover margin for the first time in a long time. 3. We have a solid running game for the first time in an entire season since 2004. 4. Although our play-calling is not perfect, there are times when Daboll looks like a legit coordinator and nobody can argue with the results in the New Orleans and New England games. 5. I will go on record as saying that I may have been the person who was most outspoken about hiring Mangini in the first place. I thought he was a flat-out bum. When people on this board said give him a chance, I didn't want to listen and thought they were wrong. Turns out, I was the one who was wrong. I believe in Mangini and think we are on the right path. 6. Finally, and most importantly, we have a competent quarterback. He may not light up the board with stats, but you cannot argue with his results. McCoy looks legit and is can be the leader of this team for years to come. Hopefully he is the real McCoy (cheesy pun intended). I know that there are improvements to be made, but let's not cloud progress. Could we have been this good last year? No. Do I expect them to have a winning record next year? Yup. We're not the Cowboys or Vikings guys. We didn't have huge expectations for this season. Let's stop acting like the sky is falling because we have lost a couple of close games. Let's just enjoy the Holgren/Mangini ride for the rest of the season and beyond. And as always, GO BROWNS! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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