Uhhh immediately following the week, the patented Hines Ward cheap shot landed square on the jaw of QB Ben Rottenberger. So Ben has a concussion, and Hines completely blind sides him with the crown of his helmet. Hines calls Ben out for basically not manning up enough. Tell all the kids out there to lie to doctors so they can play. I am used to dysfunctional comments from all Browns players. It comes with the losing. Just not used to it from Steelers. In an otherwise crappy weekend it was my only real spot of joy. Thanks Hines!!
The Browns offense couldn't do much. The receiving threats are not there. Still DA played well against this very defense with the same crew minus Braylon Edwards, but that was the game where Braylon didn't record a catch. He wasn't being doubled all day. Not an endorsement of DA, I know he is gone after the season, just brings some concern for Brady. He still has the rest of the season to get something going.
Injuries injuries injuries. We were a bad team to start the year. When a bad team loses all it best players to injuries what are we left with? I kept hearing accolades for the LB we signed off the street to start this week. No one pointed out they were running for 10 yards a carry. That is the responsbility of the LB'ers. We have lost all of our staters save Wimbley, who did look better this season.
Pool's concusion. You hate hearing, "he will have to consider how much longer he wants to play football". Brodney was never great, but not a bad 2nd round pick for us. He was developing nicely. It would be a shame to end it here.
The looming blackout. I don't understand blackouts. I understand the orginal premise. No one will go to football games if you can watch it from the comfort of your home and not buy the $10 beers. Makes sense to me. As a matter of fact, I started as a football fan who never went to games (when i was a kid). I now go to 2-3 games a year. This year I have attended 2. I just sold my Pitt tickets on eBay and will probably go to the JAX game later on. What are the chances i go to any games ever if they black out games? Nill. Showing the games attracts fans, and brings them into the games. Blacking out a poorly performing teams leaves fans like me with few options. I am sure i could find a way to watch the game if i really wanted to. If the NFL don't want me to watch them, I probably will find something better to do with my time come Sunday.