NFL  > Cleveland Browns  > Browns comming out party, Colt must now be the #1 starter.
November 7, 2010, 05:18 PM
The Browns are back! With Colt as their on field leader, they have developed a chemistry that they would loose if they go back to either of the other QB's. Finishing the season with a 500 record may not be giving them their fair due. Massaquoi, and Robiskie are both becoming legitimate and gaining confidence with Colt leading them. They are now playing as a team on both sides of the ball. Go Browns!
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November 7, 2010  06:11 PM ET

The Browns played another great game today, maybe now some will acknowledge the Browns win over the Saints was not due so much to the Saints weakness but more to the credit of the Browns as a team and the credit they deserve, again congratulations to the Browns and their fan base.

November 7, 2010  06:33 PM ET

YESSSS!!!

Colt looked great. Hillis, I don't think calling him a beast does him justice anymore. The wideouts...they looked competent is as far as I'll go. I think the offense would be in another gear altogether if we had a real game breaker or field stretcher at the WR position. But that's for next year. Right now reveling in 3-5.

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November 7, 2010  07:18 PM ET
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HGT,Yep,The Whole Team was Great today!!!and It's gotta feel good after a Game like that!!!!Here's 2 likley candidates TO and Chad Johnson,should be on the trading block next yera ifn there is a next Year TO's a free agent after this yr anyways,but we need a Competant QB in the draft as the 1 we got is killing us.

Brett Favre might be available!

November 7, 2010  07:25 PM ET
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HGT,Yep,The Whole Team was Great today!!!and It's gotta feel good after a Game like that!!!!Here's 2 likley candidates TO and Chad Johnson,should be on the trading block next yera ifn there is a next Year TO's a free agent after this yr anyways,but we need a Competant QB in the draft as the 1 we got is killing us.

I wouldn't, and I am pretty sure the current Browns staff wouldn't consider either one of those retreads. Cribbs even looked like a real WR. With a season to mature in a system that they believe in, WR may not still be our most glaring need come draft time. Wishful thinking? Perhaps, but when a team finally jells, you can start trying to build depth with the draft.

November 7, 2010  07:27 PM ET
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I wouldn't, and I am pretty sure the current Browns staff wouldn't consider either one of those retreads. Cribbs even looked like a real WR. With a season to mature in a system that they believe in, WR may not still be our most glaring need come draft time. Wishful thinking? Perhaps, but when a team finally jells, you can start trying to build depth with the draft.

Mike Holmgren is a master at building winning teams and Cleveland is no exception. Look for the Browns return to glory coming soon.

November 7, 2010  08:35 PM ET

A big shout out to all the Browns fans! THAT was an impressive win today....Also would like to give a BIG thank you, just like after your Saints win a few weeks ago. Great! now we'll have a pissed off and embarrassed Tom Brady/Pats team coming to Heinz on a short week....

Oh well, at least the noise factor shouldn't be a problem and the Steelers should get ALL the video feeds for instant replay use...........LOL!

November 7, 2010  10:16 PM ET

Who's next, agent 99?

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November 7, 2010  11:32 PM ET
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Hi, congratulations to you.

Lurking in the shadows? To funny, LOL. How is Chaos doing?

November 8, 2010  04:42 AM ET

How about those Browns! McCoy looked good and the defense is playing with some fire. The only downer is Mangini still needs to go and Gruden can take the Browns to the next level.

November 8, 2010  08:38 AM ET
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A big shout out to all the Browns fans! THAT was an impressive win today....Also would like to give a BIG thank you, just like after your Saints win a few weeks ago. Great! now we'll have a pissed off and embarrassed Tom Brady/Pats team coming to Heinz on a short week....Oh well, at least the noise factor shouldn't be a problem and the Steelers should get ALL the video feeds for instant replay use...........LOL!

Don't mention it.

November 8, 2010  09:47 AM ET

I am still in a bit of shock... you know... the whole Browns mentality of waiting for the other shoe to drop? But it didn't!

November 8, 2010  10:27 AM ET

I really don't think it has much to do with Colt McCoy at all. The Browns are effective because of Peyton Hillis. When he plays well, they win. When he doesn't, they typically don't. He opens up the field and allows play action passing at a high level. Everyone on the other side of the ball is thinking about Hillis - how to tackle him and what kind of run D to play. McCoy is lucky to have Hillis in his backfield. Hillis forced the Pats to play the run all game which opened up the field for McCoy. At the end of the day, McCoy threw for under 200 yards and 0 touchdowns. Even with all these aspects favoring him, he couldn't manage to get one into the end zone. I'll admit that he's cool under pressure and handles the game well for a rookie. Above average accuracy, but some bad decision making. He throws more INT's than TD's. There should have been a few INT's against the Pats that were dropped or simply not taken advantage of. If I were Mangini I would go back to Seneca Wallace. He's a more well-rounded QB. Keep McCoy at #2 and drop Delhomme.

November 8, 2010  12:11 PM ET

I don't think that the Cleveland Mob will be silent if Colt is not starting against the Jets this weekend. Mangini needs to save himself a lot of grief and keep the kid in there. His numbers are comparable to Wallace's, and he has won over the crowd/fanbase. Not to mention they have beaten two very good teams with him at the helm, and moved the ball against a very good Steelers defense. There's no going back, now. I think that Colt has Earned the start this weekend, and probably for the rest of the season. They are not a team that is going to ask him to throw the ball 40+ times a game or do any more than he is ready to do. The Jets defense will be a huge test, but I think that Colt will be just fine.

November 8, 2010  12:15 PM ET
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A big shout out to all the Browns fans! THAT was an impressive win today....Also would like to give a BIG thank you, just like after your Saints win a few weeks ago. Great! now we'll have a pissed off and embarrassed Tom Brady/Pats team coming to Heinz on a short week....

Thanks for the kind words....yeah, it does seem like Cleveland keeps stirring the hornets nest for you guys. You're not the first Steeler fan to bring that up, either...lol. At least this time you will be playing on home turf.

 
November 8, 2010  12:38 PM ET
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The Browns are back! With Colt as their on field leader, they have developed a chemistry that they would loose if they go back to either of the other QB's. Finishing the season with a 500 record may not be giving them their fair due. Massaquoi, and Robiskie are both becoming legitimate and gaining confidence with Colt leading them. They are now playing as a team on both sides of the ball. Go Browns!

But both big name opponents that they've beaten - the Saints and Pats - had the Steelers the next week. So are the Browns really that good or were both teams just guilty of looking ahead.

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