Browns Crumble After Fast Start—What Weeden Interception Says About the Team

October 10, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Things could not have been going better.  The Giants fumbled on their first possession and the Browns scored.  Then the Browns took a 14-point lead with the pass to Josh Gordon. 
Then the team crumbled again.
With less than 4 minutes left in the first half, the Browns fell apart like a $50 used car.  On third and one, deep inside the Giants’ side of the field, QB Brandon Weeden threw a pick that was returned deep into Browns’ territory.  The Giants scored, then the special teams blew up again with a Josh Cribbs fumble.  The Giants scored again.  After a three and out, the Giants got a FG to make the half time score 17-14 G-men. 
I have no issue with the Browns throwing on third-and-one.  However, I would have left Trent Richardson in the backfield and called a play-action pass.  That would have frozen the LBs and allowed less coverage on the WRs.
The critical issue here is the Browns losing attitude.&nbs...

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