Posted: 12/3/2012 8:49 AM
Posted: 12/3/2012 9:11 AM
1) Weeds is what he is. Some ups, some downs, when he is on - watch out.
2)YESSSS!3) We executed the prevent to perfection - BTW, it is overused in the NFL.4) I am not calling for a quarterback.5) Montario is much improved, looks healthy, looks like we wanted him to look two years ago.6) Screw the Chiefs - We must bury them.7) The Browns and 24 other teams need a pass rusher, if one is there when we draft, we take one.8) Greg Little might be growing up.9) See #4 above - I am not calling for a quarterback.10) Tough Break watching our game in front of Steeler fans, my life is better when I avoid them. I wish both teams could lose when Pitt plays Balt.
Posted: 12/3/2012 9:21 AM
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Posted: 12/3/2012 9:37 AM
Aardvark wrote: The deep sideline pass was a welcome change (though the second opportunity was there except for the underthrown ball),
Posted: 12/3/2012 9:51 AM
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Posted: 12/3/2012 10:46 AM
Posted: 12/3/2012 10:56 AM
Gameface64 wrote: I've been trying to understand why Richardson can't break a long run. Yet Hardesty comes in and just snaps into the 2nd level like a walk in the park. Not trying to downgrade TR's toughness, the guy is nails, and always fighting for more yardage. Perhaps its coincidental, perhaps his knee isn't quite right and he's slow through the line, I don't know and haven't read any theories about it. TR looks fine on swing passes and gets up to speed quickly then.
He broke one delayed draw run against Cincy and he had the big run against San Diego. But for the most part I think it's because he still tends to run to contact. He has very feww <3 yard runs but because he's bouncing off guys as he's going through the front line he's taking too long to get to the 5 yard mark to allow downfield blocks to hold. Secondary and LBs in coverage are able to get in and stop him.His bigger runs have been coming when he goes outside the tackles which tends to allow him to get through the first line w/o much contact when the D doesn't get penetration in the backfield.
With Hardesty when he does get through that first line he's essentially doing it with little contact and is making it to the 5 yard mark at full speed and fast enough that the secondary is still being blocked so when he does get to 5 yard mark he's able to get another 5-10. But if you watch the tape from yesterday Hardesty was ineffective between the tackles when he did get touched early on. I've been very impressed with his ability to get moving and I actually think he's a pefect speed back to pair with Richardson. I also think if he did get 20+ carries he would put up similar numbers to Richardson but it would be 5 15+ runs and 15 <3 yard runs resulting in more stopped drives and fewer redzone TDs. But I certainly could be wrong. I also tend to not like his upright running style long term. Seems like when he does get hit it's a lot more violent so wear and tear would be an issue. Not that Richardson's looking like an indistructable warhorse either.
Posted: 12/3/2012 11:11 AM
Posted: 12/3/2012 11:14 AM
Gameface64 wrote: That's 6 or 7 starters depending on how you count.
Posted: 12/3/2012 11:19 AM
Posted: 12/3/2012 11:49 AM
Gameface64 wrote: Don't know about healthy. Seems to me we've had a fair share of players missing time, but our depth is better (or our starters aren't that hot) to the point it's not so painful.Gocong (IR)Fujita (IR)Patterson (multiple games)Pinkston (IR)MoMass (several games)Usama Young (concussed)Richardson (beginning of year)Alex Smith (concussed, several games)Haden (1 game plus suspension)Ward (broken hand)MJM (beginning of year, several games)That's 6 or 7 starters depending on how you count.
"Was there in '64....27-0, Browns!"
Posted: 12/3/2012 1:34 PM
0tter wrote: Gameface64 wrote: That's 6 or 7 starters depending on how you count. I usually go with 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, ad infinitum... How do you count? ;)
Posted: 12/3/2012 1:53 PM
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Posted: 12/3/2012 5:55 PM
PROSECUTOR wrote: Gameface64 wrote: Don't know about healthy. Seems to me we've had a fair share of players missing time, but our depth is better (or our starters aren't that hot) to the point it's not so painful.Gocong (IR)Fujita (IR)Patterson (multiple games)Pinkston (IR)MoMass (several games)Usama Young (concussed)Richardson (beginning of year)Alex Smith (concussed, several games)Haden (1 game plus suspension)Ward (broken hand)MJM (beginning of year, several games)That's 6 or 7 starters depending on how you count.I forgot Pinkston, but we have a replacement who's just as good. I didn't count Fujita because I don't think he'd be playing even if he was OK. Those other guys missed games here and there but they're back now. I'm just saying it's unusual to be able to suit up all but a couple of your main guys for the 12th game. I think the Alex Smith injury hurt them more than you might think. He seems to be in on almost every play except obvious passing downs when it's Watson and Cameron. Smith has taken over for Marecic, and the improvement has been significant, IMO.
Posted: 12/3/2012 8:03 PM
Posted: 12/3/2012 10:17 PM
Gary Reents wrote: Game:Not for much.G:I got your back on this one, Game. Let me take a moment here to support my fellow moderator and agree with him.