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Browns vs Bengals: 5 Things We Learned from Cleveland's Performance
Bleacher Report ^ | 9/16/12 | David DeWitt

Posted on 09/16/2012 3:18:12 PM PDT by mylife

The Cleveland Browns' 34-27 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday carried a lot of lessons for this young team, some positive and others maddeningly predictable.

The Browns' two key rookies, QB Brandon Weeden and RB Trent Richardson, showed marked improvement in their second outing, giving a much-needed boost to an offense that floundered last week against Philadelphia.

But the absence of CB Joe Haden on the defense allowed the Bengals to pick on the Browns' young secondary.

Combined with mental lapses, poor tackling and heavy penalties, the Browns just couldn't keep up.

Here are five lessons from the Week 2 Battle of Ohio:


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: browns; cincinnatibengals; clevelandbrowns; himiddleroundends; ohio
Arghh!! another unnecessary loss!

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1 posted on 09/16/2012 3:18:15 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife
I just learned the chiefs suck. I guess I am a slow learner.
2 posted on 09/16/2012 3:21:24 PM PDT by badpacifist (Obama and the media ....a love affair with mutual gay sex.)
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To: badpacifist

LOL! Well I still hang onto the Browns LOL

Maybe they should change their name to “The Blues”


3 posted on 09/16/2012 3:24:14 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

I live in Cleveland but I’m from Cincinnati.

Go Bengals!

Tomorrow will be a fun day at work!


4 posted on 09/16/2012 3:29:34 PM PDT by mom4melody
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To: mylife

My take

Weeden looked good. Very good decision making. He spread the ball around. Good improviser on several broken plays.

Trent Richardson is a beast. Plain and simple.

From a Browns standpoint there is a lot they can build off of from this game.

They need to continue to get Richardson the ball any way possible.

They saw a few things they need to work on and one of them is deep cover. Several plays that I saw the safety’s looked like they were indecisive and hung their corners with no help over the top. The first long touchdown looked like that’s what happened.

Open field tackling. The punt return and the other long touchdown looked like a 10 yard pass and 40 yards of missed tackles.

I hope you guys beat the Steelers and the Ravens.


5 posted on 09/16/2012 3:29:57 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: mylife
off topic, but the stands at Miami were 1/2 full at best today... economy or fans lost interest?
6 posted on 09/16/2012 3:30:14 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: barmag25

Gawd I hate the Stealers and Ravens!


7 posted on 09/16/2012 3:31:39 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mom4melody

Sassin Frassin mutter mutter...


8 posted on 09/16/2012 3:32:33 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mom4melody

Who Dey!!!


9 posted on 09/16/2012 3:32:37 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: mom4melody

Sassin Frassin mutter mutter...

Oh and Cincinnati aint in Ohio, it’s in Kentucky LOL


10 posted on 09/16/2012 3:33:54 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Chode

Most likely the economy.


11 posted on 09/16/2012 3:34:33 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: barmag25; All

considering how old Weeden is i say he’ll be eligible for medicare before the Browns are ever a .500 football team...


12 posted on 09/16/2012 3:41:24 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Chode

LOL- the stands in Miami are always 1/2 full...i believe they have been one of the league leaders in blackouts the past ten years...i’ll never forget being in the area in January, 1991 when they had made the playoffs and the radio announcers begging people to buy playoff tickets so the game would not be blacked out...

after Los Angeles, Miami is THEE worst sports city in the country as far as supporting their teams....


13 posted on 09/16/2012 3:46:39 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: mylife; God luvs America
thx...
14 posted on 09/16/2012 3:55:12 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: mom4melody
****Tomorrow will be a fun day at work!****

Oh yes I remember when I used to live in Ohio if the bengals won and the Browns lost it was great to come into work on monday morning (sometimes singing 'oh what a beautiful morning'). Of course if it was the other way around I kept a low profile walking into work.

15 posted on 09/16/2012 3:58:55 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule (Lets institute SARAH-ia law in America!)
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To: mylife

I will listen to Triv tomorrow on WTAM.


16 posted on 09/16/2012 3:59:26 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Bums be out that I can no longer listen to games via KTAM on the internet. :(


17 posted on 09/16/2012 4:03:47 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Wait. Why isn’t Bernie Kozar playing?


18 posted on 09/16/2012 4:28:04 PM PDT by lurk
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To: lurk
He was busy winning Dallas Cowboys Superbowls ☺
19 posted on 09/16/2012 4:38:58 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: lurk

Bernie is a great guy.
Ray Mancini too.


20 posted on 09/16/2012 4:41:08 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: lurk

Now I got Mancini’s nickname LOL


21 posted on 09/16/2012 4:41:48 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: lurk

Ernie Shavers was also a mensch.


22 posted on 09/16/2012 4:44:06 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: lurk

I never met or knew LeBron James, but he was not a mensch.


23 posted on 09/16/2012 4:51:07 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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I did meet Wilt Chamberlain.
He was a miserable person.


24 posted on 09/16/2012 4:52:25 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

I played Cleveland’s defense in my FFL today based on last year’s fair performance and last week’s good performance.

It sucks to have them learning on the job like the One.


25 posted on 09/16/2012 5:29:56 PM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: mylife

Hey, that’s only a TD/PA, sounds like Cleveland did alright. There were some upsets and a bunch of close games (those are the ones I saw — this was my first NFL on TV since last season) this week, and all the way around not bad.


26 posted on 09/16/2012 6:58:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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