Tony Z's Week 5 Report Card - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Tony Z's Week 5 Report Card

(AP Photo/Ron Schwane). Cleveland Browns quarterback Cody Kessler (6) passes against New England Patriots defensive end Jabaal Sheard in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane). Cleveland Browns quarterback Cody Kessler (6) passes against New England Patriots defensive end Jabaal Sheard in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016, in Cleveland.
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

This wasn't a Shakespearean tragedy...it only felt like one, because Hamlett was in the house! To thine own self be true, Connor Hamlett, especially
when you've just been bumped up from the practice squad and score your first NFL touchdown. Which was set up by Gary Barnidge's 31 yard gain. I'm giving our tight ends a solid "B".

The problem was their tight ends. Gronk literally ran over and around us early, and Martellus Bennett found the end zone three times. It helps to have a Hall of Fame quarterback slinging it, but their tight ends dropped 176 yards on our defense, and a "D".

Which brings me to our next Shakespearean quote. QB or not QB? That is the question for the Browns once again. No team in the NFL is going through quarterbacks like the Browns, which is a shame because Cody Kessler looked good in that touchdown drive, taking arms against a sea of troubles. But next possession, he coughed it up for a safety, and took a beating to the ribs. Kessler's taking home a "C".

Overall, there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so, as the Bard wrote. If only that were true. Hue Jackson's right: the Browns have a long way to go to equal that team across the field...but, they have the right guy leading the way. I'm giving the head coach a "B", because he's simply playing the hand he's been dealt. He will make them better.

In the meantime, Oh, happy dagger. I know, different play, but same slow death.

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