Monday, November 16, 2009

What boycott?

The planned and much publicized boycott of the beginning of the Browns-Ravens game tonight did not create the impression its organizers hoped it would. The plan was for fans to stay in the concourse of Cleveland Browns Stadium for the opening kickoff and then move to their seats for the first play. Some fans honored the protest, but the stadium looked like it usually does in the at the beginning of the game with pockets of empty seats, particularly in the club seats.

Another myth was shattered. There was speculation Jamal Lewis would be benched for challenging Coach Eric Mangini's practice methods last week. Lewis not only started - he gained 14 yards on the Browns first offensive play.

The Browns came out fired up and stopped the Ravens without a first down on Baltimore's first possession. When the Browns were on offense they failed to convert on their first third down chance - an end around by Mohamed Massaquoi in the Wildcat. For those keeping track, that makes the Browns 6 of 32 on third down with Brady Quinn at quarterback.


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