Who landed themselves in the Cleveland Browns’ Dawg House this week? Let’s find out!
Almost, but not quite. That seems to be a continuous theme for this young Cleveland Browns club.
Que the “close, but no cigar” saying that seems to be the theme for the Browns this season. I despise moral victories, but there are more positives than negatives from this 0-4 team.
They play hard for coach Hue Jackson. This team knows that it doesn’t possess enough talent, or have enough depth to be a contender this year, but it would be hard to tell with their play. They could easily be 3-1 if not for a few turnovers, and better situational play-calling on both sides of the ball.
Last week, if kicker Cody Parkey makes two of the three field goals he missed, the Browns win the game. On Sunday, if Jackson doesn’t call a terrible draw play for little used fullback Malcolm Johnson, Cleveland goes up 10, and the Washington Redskins lose all their momentum for a comeback.
Mistakes like that have to be fixed in order for the team to progress. However, there was good that came from the game. Wide receiver Terrelle Pryor dominated cornerback Josh Norman in the first half with five receptions for 46 yards and a touchdown.
He continues to grow into a star NFL receiver. Running back Isaiah Crowell had another great rushing performance amassing 112 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown. I was hard on Crowell in last year’s versions of the Dawg House–so I’m glad he’s finally arrived.
This was easily the best game the line had together since the season started. They allowed just one sack.
There was lots of good, but also bad in Sunday’s game. These are the four who might be in the Dawg House.