1. Offensive Line
Browns offensive line, you are in the Dawg House, and honestly could be every week.
What a disaster that line is. The Browns have already went through five quarterbacks in five weeks, which is another bad record set by the team. They literally cannot block anybody.
Besides there being a revolving door at qb, there’s also been one at center. From Cameron Erving, to John Greco, Austin Reiter and now Greco again, stability at the position has been nonexistent. And on Wednesday, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, Joel Bitonio could miss an extended amount of time after suffering a mid-foot sprain on Sunday.
The news just keeps getting better for the Browns.
QB roulette continued on Sunday after Cody Kessler got knocked out of the game towards the end of the first quarter. It was then the debut of Charlie Whitehurst, who has no business being on an NFL roster. He threw the ball behind receivers, over their heads, and just looked awful.
He didn’t get much practice with the first team, but he still wouldn’t forget how to throw the ball to an open player. Whitehurst did throw a touchdown to Connor Hamlett, but that was it. In the fourth quarter, due to this putrid offensive line, he went down with injury. So who did that leave at quarterback? Terrelle Pryor.
He finished the game with a completion for five yards. The rest of the time, he was scrambling to get away from defenders. I can’t think of any game in the history of the NFL where a team is down to their emergency quarterback in the regular season. If it’s happened, it’s rare.
It shows how bad this offensive line is. They get bull-rushed, ripped, and constantly thrown down by opposing lineman and backers. They don’t show any toughness, and are just a disappointment.
They’ve showed flashes during Crowell’s rushing performances, but unless he gets a perfect first step, he’ll be stopped for a loss. Besides Joe Thomas and Bitonio on the left side, the whole line should be replaced.
No quarterback is safe back there. This line is even worst than the one that protected Tim Couch, and I didn’t think it could get any worst.
Josh McCown and Kessler will be the viable options to start against the Titans on Sunday. With both coming off of injury, Kevin Hogan is the third quarterback. But the real question is, will McCown and Kessler make it through the game, or will fans see the sixth starter in Hogan?
At this point, anything is possible.
Honorable Mention: Charlie Whitehurst, Duke Johnson, Defensive Line