Animated: Jimmy Haslam is uh, “upset”

There are a lot of “firsts” that we’re going to go through with the Browns’ new owner. Unfortunately I don’t think any reasonable person can predict this will be the “last” of reactions like this.

[Related:Β Browns lose very winnable game to Colts 17-13]

  • Chiohioan

    He had the look of death when Shurmur didn’t go for it in the 4th quarter. God I hope Pat is a dead man walking.

  • …walking right out the door. Worst play caller in football, NFL or NCAA.

  • boomhauertjs

    Bye-bye Pat…

  • Matt

    I think the only question is whether he gets fired before or after the bye week…

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Welcome to the party Jimmy! Waiting for the Shurmur defenders to appear can’t wait for the “spin” to begin.

  • BisonDeleSightings

    Until he calls a fullback pass on 4th-and-1, his ineptitude doesn’t match Mo Carthon.

  • nxmehta

    He’s called about 3 of those FB outs on 3rd down this year, and Marecic is 0-5 catching a pass on the entire season, so he’s pretty close.

  • Shurmur was already out…guy is a bozo, which he clearly showed today. Anyway, it’s great to see the owner of the team get fired up like this.

  • Roosevelt

    Not sure what a firing will do, or why everyone is so gung-ho about it. It’s inevitable, but I worry that it will lead to some other first time head coach, losing starkly for Barkley, instituting a 3-4, and building from the ground up, because we all know that it takes a couple years to go from nothing to something, except when it’s a team other than the Browns. (See, 3-3 Colts, highly competitive Redskins, etc.)

  • Matt

    The worst thing about today is that Richardson may be a bust….the best thing about today is that Patricia’s days as head coach are numbered…not going for it on 4th an1 in that situation is unconsienable….

  • Team Brady

    If he fires him now, who is there to take over? Let Shurmur ride out the season and guarantee the team a high draft pick…

  • NoVA Buckeye

    He’s never called a play action pass on 3rd and 20, has he? Walrusball strikes again.

  • NoVA Buckeye

    The line can’t open up holes for Trent. You need to block to gain rushing yards.

  • NoVA Buckeye

    You mean Craig, right?

  • SDA

    the consensus in my house was the injury was worse than they thought

  • SDA

    I’m to the point where the draft pick isn’t the issue. We need a new attitude

  • Big Z

    Anyone else find it weird that Randy Lerner didn’t publicly say goodbye or anything like “It’s been nice to own the city’s favorite team the last few years, thanks for the support”… Dude just up and left…

  • Harv 21

    better be careful with that crazy talk, don’t you know the target then was St. Lawrence Vickers, a.k.a The Player Whose Absence Has Doomed the Franchise? His taped up stone hands were like flypaper, and they just get stickier every year he’s gone.

  • Roosevelt

    Anyone who has seen Richardson healthy can’t possibly think he’s a bust. They kept calling run plays for him right up the middle, and there was no hole there. He was also obviously hampered today by the bruised ribs.

  • Hopefully it will not be someone who seems to have given up before the game even started. Why not try for 2 pt conversion after the 2nd touchdown, watching the SNF game right now, it is tied.. why? Because Steelers went for two to tie up the game in the first half, like a confident coach would do.

    Running out the clock at the end of the 2nd half with a time out and 1:50 left to pick up 30 yards and attempt a FG.

    Punting on 4th and 1 at the opponents 40 yard line, and only gaining 20 yards of field position on the decision.

    These all say to me that he will not take the chances or have trust in his team to win, he had already given up.

  • Dee P

    Today I disagree. Holes were there. Of course not all the time – but there were holes on some of T-Rich’s carries. He was indecisive today and did not hit the line of scrimmage hard. Either it was just a “bad game” or he was still in pain.

    Hardesty hit the ground running on his few attempts and looked like a running back should look like.

    Richardson wasn’t himself today. Can’t blame it on the line.

  • Dee P

    Dude “upped and left” years ago….mentally anyway. Physically he was still here, but obviously – with your comment as evidence – he wasn’t here to begin with.

  • NoVA Buckeye

    Almost like the coaches aren’t teaching him and they expect him to learn on his own… hmmmmmmm….

  • 5KMD

    And that is with a 1-5 team! Can’t imagine what it would like if the Browns were actually playing for something. He might punt on first down.


    I think BDS is referring to a pitch to Vickers on 4th and 1 (or was it Terrelle Smith?) where Vickers then attempted to throw a pass.


    It wasn’t even just the punt on 4th and 1. It was that he burned a timeout first, and THEN punted.


    Well, to be fair, by the time Hardesty was in the game we’d scored points by throwing the ball and had forced Indy off the line just a bit.

  • Dee P

    Yes that is true, and point made. However – watching the game, there is no denying Hardesty hit the line with power and force. Richardson did too much “tap dancing” and hopping at the line and could not build up momentum. With his frame and drive he should be getting a minimum of three yards every carry – hole or no hole – by simply hitting the line and his natural strength and falling forward ability. He wasn’t himself yesterday and it was clear after three carries.

  • mgbode

    And, it wasn’t even just that he punted on 4th and 1 after he burned a TO first.

    It was that he threw deep on 2nd and 3rd and 1. Which is great as long as you are going to go for it on 4th down on the Indy side of the friggin’ field.

  • Hopwin

    Juaron, Childress and IIRC there is one other dude on the staff who has Head Coaching experience.

  • Natedawg86

    I am sure he was told to “choke himself” after the game

  • Natedawg86

    Thats the only play on his chart for 3rd and short

  • JK

    & on 3rd we dropped a TD

    Nobody’s talking about this team had a drive to win the game after that punt.. Why? Cuz everyone loves to blame the QB or the HC, and since our QB is playing well, guess what… FIRE WHOMEVER!!!!!

  • Jack Brickman

    Do you really want any of the other guys on this coaching staff to take over as the head coach? Because I sure don’t. The Browns need an entire culture change, and you’re not going to get that by firing Shurmur and promoting one of his minions.

    I do agree with Team Brady that the best move is to let Shurmur ride out the season and then fire the entire coaching staff during the off-season. You’re not going to fix this mess by simply firing Shurmur. The team needs to clean house, and that’s a move that needs to wait until the off-season.

  • Poor JH3. Classic GIF though

  • mgbode

    we did have a drive to potentially win the game after the punt. but, the point remains that our best opportunity to score was the 2nd to last drive with the ball on the Indy 41 w/ 2nd and 1.

    Gordon catches that pass and yes it’s all sunshine and lollipops this morning πŸ™‚

  • Against the worst run D in the league, we should be able to run the ball better than a yard per carry… And even after we eased the run blocking, we only ran the ball a couple of times… How did the Jets obliterate the Colts? By running the damn ball…

  • BisonDeleSightings

    Yes, that’s what I was referring to. Apparently, many Browns fans have repressed that painful memory.