Eleven first downs, 160 total yards and zero points.
After two weeks to prepare for their opposition, that’s what the Cleveland Browns produced on Monday night in a 16-0 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Nobody should be surprised by the outcome of Monday night’s game in Cleveland. Everyone knew that the Browns were awful entering the game, but to actually watch that miserable excuse of a team stumble over themselves for 60 minutes is rather amazing. It’s like a car wreck – you just can’t look away.
Brady Quinn is bad, so bad that it’s safe to say that he has zero chance of becoming anything resembling a decent starting quarterback in the NFL. I’m fully aware that he has no talent around him, but I dare anyone to watch that kid play for entire game and tell me he has any shot of success in this league. His own coaching staff doesn’t trust him to throw the ball further than two feet and I wouldn’t either. The Monday Night Football crew kept begging for the Browns to throw the ball vertically and whenever Quinn did, he was either picked off or was so far off the mark with his passes that there wasn’t a receiver within 20 yards of where the ball ended up.
Again, I know that he doesn’t have anyone to throw to but there’s just no excuse for being that inept. The Browns didn’t even reach the Ravens’ 40-yard line tonight and don’t forget that this was a Baltimore defense that has struggled at times this year stopping the pass. On multiple occasions late in the game when he was trying to make a feeble attempt at throwing deep, Quinn tossed the ball completely out of bounds. That means he’s so inaccurate with his throws that he can’t even keep the ball in play. He even overthrew a receiver on a screen pass, which is so mind-boggling that it pisses me off just thinking about it.
How can Cleveland trust Quinn to throw the ball vertically when he can’t even complete a simple smoke screen?
I understand that Derek Anderson isn’t much better (he might even be worse), but the Browns can’t start Quinn again after tonight. Eric Mangini might as well start Brett Ratliff or hell, even Josh Cribbs (if he’s even okay after being carted off the field on the game’s final play) because neither Anderson nor Quinn could hit Shaun Rodgers in the ass if they were standing directly behind him. And neither is capable of running the dish washer at night, let alone running an NFL offense.
I just can’t believe that the Browns had two weeks to game plan for tonight and this was the best they could come up with offensively. Defensively they played a hell of a game, but Quinn and the offense were so bad that I might petition that the league strip the Ravens of their victory because it’s not fair that they get a free win and the rest of the league doesn’t.
What a horrible, abysmal, brutal performance by one of the worst teams in NFL history. The moron that decided to put the Browns on Monday night should be forced to watch a replay of that game 100 times as punishment and then whipped repeatedly by a Brady Quinn’s jock strap.