Sunday, September 12, 2010

Another opening loss

So now the Browns are 1-11 in season openers. It was supposed to be different this year with Jake Delhomme, but it wasn't.

Delhomme threw an interception at the end of the first half. It was a high risk, low reward pass, the kind a rookie would make. It was thrown on first down with 38 seconds to play. Delhomme afterward admitted he should have taken the sack. The Bucs turned the huge mistake into a touchdown.

The Browns took the third quarter kickoff and were marching again, but Peyton Hillis fumbled. He wasn't hit or stripped. He just fumbled. The Buccaneers recovered at the Tampa Bay 15.

Those two huge errors sucked the life out of the offense. Coach Eric Mangini expects this group to be resilient. They were not resilient Sunday. If they do not learn how to fight back it will be another very long season.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jake was disappointing for sure. On a the positive, he had plenty of time to throw the ball all day long and I thought the defense looked solid. Tough to overcome the turnovers.

September 13, 2010 at 7:29 AM 

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