So, as I sit here ready to write up the bullets for this week, I turned on the Palladia channel so I could listen/watch David Gilmour (Pink Floyd) play guitar as I write. And wouldn’t you know it, when I started typing, the alarm clock went off to start the song “Time.” It might seem a bit cheesy, but here we are at the end of week two and it certainly feels like the Browns have “missed the starting gun.”
As always, don’t consider these notes comprehensive. I will almost surely miss something. Just put it in the comments.
Look, folks. The news isn’t good. Then again, it still isn’t as bad as it feels today. I honestly feel that the defense played decently despite the eventual meltdown in the second half. I also can’t believe that this offense won’t start to click a bit more as they gain familiarity. Then again, it is hard to bank on familiarity and rhythm when your offense punts 4 times, fumbles once and gets intercepted in all of their 2nd half “possessions.”
Based on our experience right now I am guessing that Eric Mangini really did have a QB competition this pre-season because neither of these QBs could take the job. I don’t look forward to a continuation of the Cleveland quarterback controversy, but you do have to wonder. If these two QBs were so tightly matched in the pre-season, how many games will Eric Mangini go with a struggling Quinn? And an even better question, did Quinn struggle as an individual this week, or was it a team effort in suckitude?
Bottom line is that the Browns need to find some rhythm and playmakers on offense.