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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Mr. X » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:59 pm

Wooooooooooooo
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby mitch » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:59 pm

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME???????

BOWENS!!!!!!!
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Noodle » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:59 pm

WOO HOO!!!
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:59 pm

Less Eric Wright, more someone else
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Triple-S » Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:59 pm

best lines off deadspin

"the old saints are back!"

and "once again, brownie is doing a heckuva job in louisana"
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Madre Hill, Superstar » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:00 pm

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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:00 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHA

DEFENSE!!! DEFENSE!!!
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Noodle » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:00 pm

Triple-S wrote:best lines off deadspin

"the old saints are back!"

and "once again, brownie is doing a heckuva job in louisana"

I did miss the old Saints, with Kenny Stabler...
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby BruceK » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:01 pm

Don't think they are going to blow this.
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:01 pm

EASY EASY EASY EASY!
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Madre Hill, Superstar » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:01 pm

David Bowens 12, New Orleans Saints 10
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Cease » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:01 pm

Coaches call a great game, don't forget about the guys actually making the plays.

YES YES YES!
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Noodle » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:02 pm

Madre Hill, Superstar wrote:David Bowens 12, New Orleans Saints 10


HAHAHAHAHA!!!!
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby mshaeffer » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:03 pm

startin ta come together pepper, startin ta come together
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Noodle » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:03 pm

Drew, don't throw angry...don't do it...be the "Bigger" man.
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby jack_tors » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:05 pm

Dogs and cats, living together, mass hysteria.
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby mitch » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:05 pm

This just in: Eric Wright still sucks.
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Noodle » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:08 pm

I don't know about you, but I'm drinkin' tonight!!
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:09 pm

I don't know about you but re-making Hawaii 5-0 is sacrilegious
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Madre Hill, Superstar » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:10 pm

Aw, c'mon EZ-E
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Noodle » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:11 pm

I don't know about you, but I'm drinkin' tonight!!
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:11 pm

Eric is finding more ways to be useless
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Noodle » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:11 pm

If he can't f*ck up a coverage, Wright will find anoterh way to get his name mentioned.
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Noodle » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:12 pm

It's nice to see a team we play against score a "slop time" TD for once...
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby BruceK » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:12 pm

And Robo does something!
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Noodle » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:14 pm

The commentators today have talked about the Browns coaching staff...about how good Mangini is, about how creative Seely has been today, and how tough Ryan has been at play calling...but Daboll, nothing.
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Noodle » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:15 pm

Congrats Colt!!!
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby BruceK » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:21 pm

Bills just tied the Ratbirds, probably heading for OT
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby mitch » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:21 pm

Noodle wrote:Congrats Colt!!!


Great game from the kid, all things considered.

NO MISTAKES.

That was huge in a game like this, especially with the Saints' loading the box on him, along with blitzing like crazy against a patchwork right side of the O-Line.

Could have been better had Vickers not dropped two passes and bobbled one that should have been a TD had he caught it cleanly.
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby BruceK » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:31 pm

Browns win, Buckeyes win, Yankees lose, it's been a nice weekend.
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Madre Hill, Superstar » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:35 pm

Noodle wrote:but Daboll, nothing.


Time-consuming fourth quarter scoring drive when they absolutely needed it.
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Toxicadam » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:03 pm

Loved the game today, but I would have liked to see one play action pass when we ran the ball 7 times straight in the 4th quarter.
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby hermanfontenot » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:06 pm

Madre Hill, Superstar wrote:
Noodle wrote:but Daboll, nothing.


Time-consuming fourth quarter scoring drive when they absolutely needed it.


Didn't think Daboll called a bad game at all. Mixed it up, threw a little on first down, did okay at controlling clock, put his rookie quarterback in a good position- and that halfback pass in the fourth quarter was balls.

Entire coaching staff gets the game ball today. They flat out-coached Sean Payton, who the last I checked was one of the best in the business.
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby comish » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:06 pm

I just kept waiting for the inevitable collapse, and then.......

Bowens

For at least a week, we don't suck.

Great effort all the way around. Colt didn't have much of a stat line, but he didn't hurt us either. Not saying he is the answer, but let the kid play, PLEASE.

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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Madre Hill, Superstar » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:08 pm

hermanfontenot wrote:Entire coaching staff gets the game ball today.


I'd give one to every man on the staff and roster not named Eric Wright.
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby tired » Sun Oct 24, 2010 5:32 pm

Does Colt stay as starting Q.B. with a 7mill Q.B. in Delmore ???
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby mattvan1 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:09 pm

Mangini may have saved his job. Shit, he may have saved his whole career. Ryan as well. Still can't get over the lengths we have have to go (punt return throw backs, FB throwback pass to QB, fake punt) to win a game but hats off the the staff for having the balls to actually call them and kudos for the players to have actually executed them.

I know a lot of peeps do not like Eric Mangini.

Apparently, a majority of the players do, and they continue to play their asses off for him. Keep the 'tude, get some talent, and you just might have something.
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby bucknutz94 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:12 pm

You think maybe prior to gametime Wright is taking some of the X he was caught with back in his Trojan days?
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Erie Warrior » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:02 pm

I would like to add "Awesome". What a great game to watch. Just great. Thank you Browns.
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Triple-S » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:26 pm

mattvan1 wrote:I know a lot of peeps do not like Eric Mangini.

Apparently, a majority of the players do, and they continue to play their asses off for him. Keep the 'tude, get some talent, and you just might have something.


I was at the beginning very against mangini, but when you look at how the browns have played these past games despite the W/L column,and the way they play the game on all areas, with very little talent, color me impressed,

Get some wide recievers, another RB to compliment Hillis, and a 2-3 more pieces on defense...and dear lord, look out.
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Hikohadon » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:17 pm

Toxicadam wrote:Loved the game today, but I would have liked to see one play action pass when we ran the ball 7 times straight in the 4th quarter.

+1000

Still, probably Daboll's best game of the year. The Halfback-toss-to-the-QB was a ballsy call. He might even avoid the Wall of Shame this week.
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby mattvan1 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:22 pm

The lack of activity on this board is a bit bewildering, to say the least.

Huge win today. Huge. Crap for game changing playmakers, nothing but blue collar "talent", 3rd string QB.............

And we beat the defending SB Champs. In their house. And the collective response is "feh"

I seriously hope everyone is still celebrating and too drunk to post. Or getting laid. Or in prison. Or getting laid in prison. Or otherwise engaged. Something.
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Rat_Tail » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:38 pm

Headline for tomorrow should be "Hurricane Cleveland"
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Hikohadon » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:54 pm

mattvan1 wrote:The lack of activity on this board is a bit bewildering, to say the least.

Huge win today. Huge. Crap for game changing playmakers, nothing but blue collar "talent", 3rd string QB.............

And we beat the defending SB Champs. In their house. And the collective response is "feh"

I seriously hope everyone is still celebrating and too drunk to post. Or getting laid. Or in prison. Or getting laid in prison. Or otherwise engaged. Something.

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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby pup » Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:51 pm

Not sure if this is good or bad, but...

3 straight seasons beating the defending Super Bowl Champ.
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby mistero » Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:55 pm

Jammed up...but then saved. My wife forced me to go to my daughters cheerleader compitition ( 8 years olds).
I watched the 1st quater but then had to TIVO the rest. When I came home I watched the 4th quarter live. The sweetest part was watching quarter 2 and 3 after I knew we already won. First time in 15 years I missed watching game real time. Alls well that ends well.

Defense is one corner away, although they will need to replace the grey beards in the LB corps. Offense needs some WR talent and a guy like Percy Harvin or McCluster.

I feel bad for Cribbs...he had a great game...but I think his best football is behind him.
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Bayou Tribe » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:00 pm

pup wrote:Not sure if this is good or bad, but...

3 straight seasons beating the defending Super Bowl Champ.




Someone mentioned that on the Saints' post-game show. That's a great stat, fwiw.
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby Doc » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:00 pm

Sure is a lot more to talk about following a loss.

I think it's safe to say that this team has stepped forward following it's 4 win ending to 2009. Leads in all games this year, leads at halftime for most of them. I think we're beginning to learn how to finish out games. It's not always easy to learn how to win. But, this is a better team than last year. They're not only staying in every game, but have now found out how to carry the first half momentum into the 2nd half and close out a big win. That is very important, IMHO, given how the first few games played out.

Let's keep this in mind, though. The offense is going to have to step it up a bit if we're looking to win more games. The Hodges sneak and the interceptions really made this game. And that's to be expected given a rookie QB and missing our #1 WR. But, we need to spend the bye shifting the playbook towards Colt's strengths and see if we can start working on a passing game that'll take some pressure off Hillis. That's the next step.

See what happened there? Beating the SB champs in there place, convincingly, and I'm still thinking about Colt passing for less than 100 yards. But, that's because I've seen the running game improving since Harrison's KC game in 2009. I've seen the defense playing better in spite of Eric Wright. I know what the special teams can do, regardless of Cribbs not taking one to the house yet this year. The thing we need most is a passing game, and AFAIC Colt is looking the part through probably the toughest first 2 games a rookie QB will ever face. He isn't cracking. But...the Browns need more than just someone Sanchizing the game and letting the defense and running game take control. They're gonna need someone to make plays with his arm. I want to see that in the 2nd half of the season.
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby aoxo1 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:00 am

mattvan1 wrote:The lack of activity on this board is a bit bewildering, to say the least.

Huge win today. Huge. Crap for game changing playmakers, nothing but blue collar "talent", 3rd string QB.............

And we beat the defending SB Champs. In their house. And the collective response is "feh"

I seriously hope everyone is still celebrating and too drunk to post. Or getting laid. Or in prison. Or getting laid in prison. Or otherwise engaged. Something.

9 or 10 wins this season is not out of the question yet. It would take near perfect ball and beyond the lion's share of the breaks, but they only have 4 games left that I would make them a prohibitive underdog at this moment. And all 4 are at home. Two are coming against NE and NYJ, but Baltimore (and I would not be surprised to change my tune on Baltimore being heavily favored come Week 16) and Pittsburgh to end the season give this team a chance to grow more. And Pitts will have the AFCN wrapped up by then, and I would guess a bye as well.

That said, today was a game in which they got a huge amount of breaks. But those are the breaks we haven't been getting all season, so fair's fair.
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Re: Browns V. Saints

Unread postby OldDawg » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:17 am

A few of my game thoughts from being at the game:

1) Being at the game as many of you know, gives you a better view of how the game is played. The TV shots are always so tight, you can't "see" all the game.

2) We were stunned how wide open Saints were so early in their routes and how they remained open. Brees certainly didn't have to thread the needle often.

3) The gaping hole on the fake punt was huge! The call was shocking because we were so deep in our own territory. Had it failed, it could have been a drastic momentum changer.

4) The roughing call (or illegal contact whatever) against the Browns when they buried Brees appeared to be a horrible call. It also kick-started a Saints drive.

5) Speaking of the refs, they were awful. I have never seen a crew be so indecisive and unorganized. Guys not making calls right in front of them to have to be bailed out by a distant ref (pass interference of Saints at the 4 yd line). They took forever to make calls, and it seemed they had to huddle to make all of them. They took forever on one review and then said it was not reviewable. It took you that long to tell us that? It took them forever to determine who recovered fumbles.

6) McCoy seemed a little nervous in the pocket (tho not as much as last week). However he didn't do anything to hurt his team. He never tried to force any plays. He wisely threw away the ball a few times. Considering his receivers suck, he did a nice job managing the game.

7) I swear I heard McCoy say, "Oh %$#!, what do I do now?!?!" after he caught the pass from Hillis. (BTW, why don't we see more end arounds and end around passes with Cribbs?)

8) Browns making the most of limited talent on defense. They are certainly employing the bend but not break philosophy. They are giving up a lot of short passes. I couldn't believe how deep they were playing their safeties today. The Browns D front was incredibly physical in the run game.

9) As usual, our special teams play was awesome. They added their gadget plays to top it off. Just waiting for Cribbs to be Cribbs.

10) The dropped pass to the right flat in the third quarter at around our 10 yd line (don't remember who dropped it) could have gone for 30 yds.

11) Was shocked that Mangini didn't red flag Cribbs fumble on the punt return. We recovered the fumble (after an hour discussion), but the ground clearly caused the fumble and the fumble bounced back about 5 yds.

12) I don't think I have ever seen a time when BOTH coaches threw their red flags on the SAME play. The Browns first challenged the recovery of the fumble. Five minutes later, the refs said the play was not reviewable. Then the Saints challenge the fumble itself. They won that review.
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