Oct 18, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns tight end Gary Barnidge (82) catches a touchdown pass as Denver Broncos inside linebacker Danny Trevathan (59) defends in the third quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports
Against the Rams, Josh McCown still managed to pass for 270 yards despite a stout Rams’ defense, a slew of injuries, and the lack of a running game. To say that his season is surprising is an understatement. I for one want to see if Johnny Manziel can play, but until Josh McCown relents his surprising play this season, I don’t see a reason to make a switch barring significant injury.
The other surprise continues to be Gary Barnidge. For a player that was never considered to be an offensive threat, he has found himself to be Josh McCown’s go-to target. Barnidge caught six passes for 101 yards last Sunday. He was held without a TD, but on a day when the Browns couldn’t get near the end zone, Barnidge still found himself to be an intricate part of the offense.
Whether it’s Ben Watson, Steve Heiden, or Jordan Cameron doesn’t it always seem like the Browns find a way to make tight ends a bag part of their offense? I’d just like them to find some big play wide receivers to pair with the threat of a Barnidge.
Listening to sports radio this week it was brought up that if the Browns defense couldn’t beat the 32nd-ranked offense, how do they stand a chance against any team going forward? Well, they didn’t stop St. Louis, so now I’m wondering if the lack of production will cost members of the defensive staff their jobs after the season.
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