Nov 15, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine on the field during the second half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. The Steelers won the game, 30-9. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports
The Cleveland Browns embarrassed themselves in a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Factory of Sadness Voice of the Fan is ready to clean house.
Have you ever seen an NFL team look this SAD! The Cleveland Browns possess absolutely some of the worst offense and defense the Shield has ever known!
Ben Roethlisberger started the game on the bench. Big Ben was out with a bad foot, and would only play if backup Landry Jones went down. In true Browns fashion, Cleveland knocked out Jones on the first series of the game, which opened to the door for Roethlisberger. He was obviously very imobile and yet, the Browns’ pass rush was invisible! He had 379 yards, three touchdowns and an interception!
The Browns miss on draft picks also provided the fan base with tough pills to swallow.
On top of having no one who could put pressure on Big Ben, the secondary was abysmal. Pierre Desir watched seasoned receiver fly by him for a touchdown, while the Lindenwood product looked like his feet were buried cement! Cleveland hasn’t got a corner or a safety that could cover an old granny using a walker! How bad must Justin Gilbert be!?! (He was inactive,by the way).
Pass interference penalties crushed the Browns. A 39-yard pass interference call against Johnson Bademosi was followed by a 38-yard interference call on Tramon Williams. The secondary is supposed to be Mike Pettine’s speciality, but in Pittsburgh, it probably wanted to make him puke!
And then there’s the offense, and what Pettine will try and call a running game. At halftime, the offense had negative rushing yards. For the game, Browns’ backs Duke Johnson and Isaiah Crowell combined to carry the ball 10 times for 5 yards; 0.5 yards per carry. Are you kidding me! Manziel led all Browns’ rushers with 17 yards on three carries. Just an absolute embarrassment!
Cameron Erving made his long awaited first start at left guard, the position he took the least reps at in training camp. He looked like he should’ve been a fifth-round pick by how poor he played.
Watch this, and you’ll see why he hasn’t cracked the first team!
The lack of the receivers needed to be a real NFL team is very evident here, again! The Surfs Ray Farmer put together can’t get open and have problems separating from any and all defensive backs! This is the same problem this rag-tag outfit has suffered through all year!
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Jimmy Haslam can’t let this continue. I was all for letting this staff and GM take it to the season’s end, but I’m not so sure because we’re not seeing anything you could remotely call progress. I see effort by the players, but they can’t seem to get out of their own way. That’s coaching or lack there of!
The Browns had 12 penalties for 188 yards. That’s not disciplined football. That’s on the coaches.
Bad personel decisions and lack of understanding how to succeed and develop what you have. Forcing players to play out of position and making them play not to their strengths but the way the coaches see fit. You can not continue to lose and stay that course.
Ray Farmer was right last week in his press conference when he said they are one or two guys away from being good. The positions that need filled: coach and GM!!
The Browns’ play is unacceptable and these coaches and GM should be gone. There’s no need to wait. With the bye week on the books for next Sunday, it’s time to clean house, because it’s evident that nothing will change with the problems this team has!