I took the time to peruse through a few Browns blogs, and I am scarred for life. All kidding aside, I wanted to see what some Brownies bloggers were saying about this week’s match up between the top two teams in the North. As much as I hate the Browns, I will give
some very little credit to the team for turning around what could have been a disastrous season. That’s all the credit I’ll give to our “rival.”
I use quotation marks around the word rival because we’ve beat Cleveland 8 straight and 20 of the last 23 times.
Here’s a compilation of what they’re saying about this week’s game over in Browns-land.
Dawgs By Nature. Are You Ready? Its STEELERS Week:
This isn’t the Browns team that we saw in Week 1. This is the Browns team that has the offensive firepower to take down the Steelers, and just like the Colts/Patriots game was hyped all of this past week, you’d better believe that this is the “game of the year” for Browns fans.
-PSaMP’s take: Didn’t Cincy have the offensive firepower to take down the Steelers as well? Don’t forget that our D hasn’t given up 100 total points yet through 8 games.
Commenter on the Dawgs By Nature post:
Personally, as long as the secondary can step up and knock the crap out of Ward, I’ll be happy.
-PSaMP’s take: Let’s ask Bart Scott and Ed Reed what they think about that comment.
Ace Davis’ Cleveland Browns Blog. A Sporting Chance:
An upset at Pittsburgh would be a tremendous boon, no doubt. But even if the Browns, dare I say it, lose to the Steelers and even the Ravens the following week, they still will have a decent shot at the post-season if their confidence and health are not destroyed in the process.
-PSaMP’s take: Confidence and/or health will be destroyed. Write that down. Still, Cleveland has a gravy schedule after the Pittsburgh game.
Brown’s Locker. The Browns Have Claimed CB Ricardo Colclough:
[Colclough] has played in 36 games (0 starts) in his NFL career and he has made 60 tackles, 2.5 sacks, defensed 7 passes, had 1 interception and recovered 5 fumbles. This was a nice low risk/high reward move by the Browns.
-PSaMP’s take: I’m not even going there.
Browns Gab. Browns Are A Different Team:
The Browns lost their season-opener at home to the Steelers, 34-7 as the offense managed just 221 yards. The Browns offense has taken off since Derek Anderson took over at quarterback as they’ve averaged over 31 points a game. The Steelers also collected six sacks, but Browns offensive line has allowed just one sack per game since the Pittsburgh loss. Crenenel believes that this meeting with the Steelers will help his staff get a better evaluation of where the Browns are in their development.
PSaMP’s take: James Harrison doesn’t care for your one sack per game since the Pittsburgh loss ratio.
Mistake By The Lake. Born And Raised On The Cleveland Browns: Week 9:
The Browns crush the Pittsburgh Steelers so mightily, all the Steelers players will retire, all the Steelers fans in attendance will commit themselves to an insane asylum, the Heinz corporation will go bankrupt, the color yellow will be removed from the spectrum of visible light, and The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh will be banned from cable reruns forever.
PSaMP’s take: That piece of satire actually made me laugh in a “that is kinda funny” way. Well done.
I’ll be looking for the streak to hit 9 consecutive and 21 of the last 24 straight games. The Browns have improved, but the Steelers D has been rock solid. And Bennifer is rolling. Steelers will win at home. Done and done.