Tony's Week 16 Report Card - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Tony's Week 16 Report Card


Einstein defined insanity as "doing something over and over again and expecting different results". Well, I'm no genius, but I'm smart enough to stop throwing to Greg Little. I'll say it again..those drops, like the one in the end zone, change, if not lose, games. Time to cut the cord, but not before throwing him an "F".

Let's stick with the passing game. Jason Campbell was missing our guys early, and hitting their guys late. 18 of 40, 178 yards, two picks, and a rating of 37?  Those numbers won't keep you in the quarterback conversation for 2014, but they will earn you an "F".

Edwin Baker the touchdown maker!  The guy's been here two weeks and is tied for most rushing touchdowns?  I'm not sure if that says more about his ability, of the front office's lack of ability, but how was there not a better, earlier plan at running back?  Baker had a second touchdown called back. I'm gonna give him a "B".

And the Oscar goes to...Geno Smith!  For his dramatic portrayal of a frustrated, desperate man in "Falling Down", as he flopped to earn a bogus unnecessary roughness call late in the first half. But the Browns defense was his supporting cast. Smith came in with 21 picks, and the Browns not only failed to intercept a pass, they didn't sack him once. They also imploded with another two-minute drill, giving up 10 points in the final two minutes of the first half. I'm giving the defense a "D".

Back to the Powers-That-Be. Four months ago they cut David Nelson; yesterday he burned 'em for two touchdowns. Josh Cooper? He catches everything in sight, yet all season couldn't get on the field. Instead we've watched 'em stick with Greg Little, go back to Brandon Weeden, and take 14 games to find a running back. This is how seasons are lost. And this is what earns the Browns front office an "F".     


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