I know there are some on here.
What are your feelings/assessments of this team so far this year?
That was a solid game today against Miami. Droughns, who know has 868 yds rushing, is a solid runner. Some said he wouldn't be able to repeat it after leaving Denver's scheme; but he has proven them wrong. They are starting to get Braylon Edwards mored involved in the game, and watching him today, he is gonna be something to watch. He and Bryant are talented receivers. Looking forward to getting Winslow back next year.
I was so glad when the Browns hired Savage away from the Ravens. That, IMO, was the first step towards "righting this ship". And just like the Bengals did with Lewis, I think Crennel is our man. Both of these coaches know the game, and also are men of character that are greatly admired by both the players and fans alike.
The next thing was "cleaning house" of some of the attitudes and under-achieving players and then going out in free agency and acquiring talented players who have play-off experience.
Our offensive line, running/passing game, and defensive secondary is much improved. Our defense, especially against the run, is still very mediocre; but it's gonna take some time and acquiring the right personnel, to get aclimated to Crennel's 3-4 defense. But Andra Davis is the real deal.
The question mark is still at the QB position. I was glad to see Frye get some snaps today. We have to see what we got at some point to determine where to draft this next spring.
Their play this year has been spotty, but that is to be expected. They lost some games they should have won, but simply shot themselves in the foot.
Two teams, off the top of my head, should have/could have beaten the Colts - and they both play in the AFC Central.
The Browns at Indy earlier this year should have won that game. It was just an amazing performance while playing at Indy. We lost 13-6, but had two TDs called back for stupid and unnecessary penalties. Same thing with that Detroit game. The Houston loss was nothing short of downright embarassing.
But I am optimistic overall at what I am seeing. I predicted they'd win 5-6 games; but the main thing I wanted to see was improvement and something to give us brown fans hope. I think we are seeing it.