The Bright Side

By Kenny Roda

Here’s what I liked from Saturday’s Browns game against the Packers:

Colt McCoy’s command of the offense and accuracy. Sure the 2nd drive was against the two’s, and even Green Bay’s 1’s were minus starters Charles Woodson and Sam Shields, but McCoy for the short period of time he’s had to learn the offense played very well. Making the right reads and all the throws. His best read was the 15-yarder over the middle to Robo (his 2nd option). His best throw was the back shoulder TD pass to Cribbs.

I liked that the wide receivers, again even against a depleted Packers secondary, got separation and actually caught the balls that were thrown their way.  Rookie Greg Little had 2 catches and no drops!

Ben Watson is a beast. I believe he will be Colt McCoy’s favorite target this season. The long catch that set up the Hillis touchdown showed great body control for a tight end and then he still held on to the ball.

The first team offensive line looked really good. Solid pass protection and a good surge by the right side of the line on the TD run by Hillis.

LB Titus Brown had a good game, as he tries to show the coaches he should be considered the top back up LB. Browns had 4 tackles, 1 tackle for loss and the TD run of the fumble recovery.

I thought my guy “Foots” McGee did a nice job punting the ball and holding on FG and XP. “Foots” punted it three times for a 49 yard average, with a long of 59 yards and put one inside the 20 yard line.

Other guys who caught my attention were: RB-Armond Smith, KR/WR-Jordan Norwood, LB-Brian Smith and DE-Brian Sanford.

I thought head coach Pat Shurmur did a very nice job in his coaching debut.  The team came out on offense and scored on 2 of their first 3 drives. He handled himself well on the sidelines, even winning his first challenge.  For only having two weeks to get his team together with a totally new coaching staff, Shurmur’s team looked, just like, well, a team!

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1 Comment

  1. Was the Green Bay secondary depleted? Glad you pointed that out twice.

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