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    Lightbulb The Browns History in a Moment of Time

    So anyway, this year has been a bit off for the Browns. There was a huge amount of hype this year. Some players like Mayfield bought into it. They never had a shot this year with their schedule. They have had ups and downs. They have victories over the Bills and Ravens... and most recently, the Steelers. And we had what was the glow of chance that seems typical of the Browns from time to time.

    The glow of that flame quickly got extinguished before the clock reached 0:00 last night, when the best defensive player the Browns have likely ever had decided to lose his mind.

    It starts off so innocently, with the Browns up 21 to 7 with 8 seconds left. The Browns are going to win, but for some stupid reason, Myles Garrett decided to bear hug the Steelers' QB to the ground after the throw. It wasn't malicious, but it certainly wasn't necessary. After all, the game is over, the Browns have won and finishing the season with a winning record is now not quite the outside chance diehards thought it was.

    Anyway, the QB didn't like the bear hug to ground thing much and there was tussling. And when you watch the replay in the link, the QB appears to cleat Garrett in the groin, it isn't a kick, but appears to be a cleat press to the mid section, it'd gotten him DQ'd in a wrestling match... if the ref was watching, but honestly, has a ref ever actually DQ'd a wrestler for a low blow, from all the low blows that have ... woah... getting off course here.

    Back to the apparent berries press, this seems in spirit with the current event as Garrett then rips off the helmet of QB. People don't like getting impacted in the sack in almost any way. Then there was a bit more tussling with more players involved... and finally, the 'thwack' of the helmet to the QB's head. Now, when watching the replay, it seems to look worse than it was. More likely grazing to the side of the QB's face, as the QB's first reaction is to whine to the ref... not shock of the pain from being smacked in the head by a helmet.

    Regardless, concussion or not, weapons in the NFL have been no-no's even since the infamous "anvil game" when the Chicago Bear's QB was flattened by an anvil after dropping back in to the pocket in the mid 70s. He was able to continue play in the second half after being reinflated during half-time, but the incident highlighted the dangers of cartoon like props in NFL play. Today, Garrett is likely done for the year. If the replay is given enough looks, the Steelers' QB should also get a suspension of a game or two. But the ultimate thing to take from this is how this relates to the Browns for the last 20 years. Two steps forward, get on a bus and drive back two miles. The loss of Garrett is going to be devastating to the defense and 9-7 record for the year seems all but lost...

    ...and the rebuilding will restart near year. Personally, I blame the coaching. If Garrett was pissed off at the QB, why the heck was he out there to begin with... up by two scores with almost no time left? Or why didn't anyone notice he was angry?

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    It was such a "Browns" thing to do. He was provoked to the point where tearing off the opponent's helmet was understandable, since the opponent attempted to do that to him first. But attempting to put it back on the opponent so that it would be permanently affixed was definitely way over the line.

    I'm concerned that if they continue to do poorly, the team might fire the coach, who's utterly incompetent and has encouraged his team's overly aggressive play, even in training camp. If they replace him with a decent coach, they have enough player talent to be a pretty good team.

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    Hire a good coach? The Browns have had more coaches than Spinal Tap have had drummers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Higgins View Post
    Hire a good coach? The Browns have had more coaches than Spinal Tap have had drummers.
    Even a blind squirrel ...

    But they’ve had 3 times as many starting QBs as head coaches, so they may never get it right.

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