Browns Thoughts….

Below are my thoughts on the Browns’ loss to the Broncos yesterday

 

Peyton Manning is still one of the most dominant quarterbacks in the NFL

Peyton Manning deserves to be Comeback Player of the Year and it was apparent yesterday that the veteran quarterback can pick apart any defense. Manning took control of the huddle, was masterful on third down and constantly put pressure on the Browns depleted secondary. Manning knew where every hole was and the Browns could not get much pressure on him or make it difficult for him to throw downfield.

Brandon Weeden needed to prove himself

With rumors circulating as to whether or not head coach Pat Shurmer will be around next season (more on this later), it was stated that Weeden needed to prove himself in order to be in the mix for next season. With questions being raised as to whether or not he can control a huddle, Weeden continued to struggle. Weeden has not been great the past couple of weeks and this game can be added to that list. Weeden could not put together drives at all in the first half and it showed on the scoreboard and the stat sheet.

The Browns were missing TJ Ward

Without TJ Ward, the Browns secondary was almost in shambles against Peyton Manning. After Dmitri Patterson was waived earlier this week, Sheldon Brown and Joe Haden were left to cover most of Denver’s top receivers. Buster Skrine continued to get beat and make penalties and kept a lot of drives alive for Denver.

More rumors will probably circulate regarding who will coach the Browns next season

This game did not help Pat Shurmer’s cause to be brought back next season and more rumors as to who will coach the team next season will continue to circulate. This past week, names such as Nick Saban, Chip Kelly, Jack Del Rio, Mike McCoy and Kyle Shannahan all surfaced as possible candidates. Shurmer needed another big win to have a chance but not have lost that with yesterday’s loss.

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~ by jeffrsabo on December 24, 2012.

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