I know what you’re thinking…”Relax Bomb, it’s Cleveland”.
That’s about to be the “forget it Jake, it’s Chinatown”-esque phrase running thru this entire week until we get to next Sunday. Which is not completely without merit either, because...well…it’s Cleveland. Not the revitalized Cleveland featuring LeBron James and his defending NBA championship Cavs team that plays at Quicken Loans Arena. Not the first place in the AL Central Cleveland Indians team that plays next door at Jacobs Field who are still in the hunt for the #1 seed in the American League heading into the MLB playoffs.
Nah…this is the Browns, who have never been in the playoffs in this millennium. They’re the franchise that makes a new plan to pivot from their most recent complete debacle, seemingly every season but at least every other. They’re a team in which Terrelle Pryor is currently their best wide receiver, despite having never played the position full-time before. Yet he may have to play Quarterback again soon, because RG3 has zero shot of making it thru even half the season still upright. Featuring a roster that for seemingly the fifth or eighth year in a row appear to only have two bona fide Pro Bowl caliber players, the two Joes: The Joe (Thomas) that plays on offense and the Joe (Haden) that plays on defense.
All that being said…if you’re a Birds Fan, how can’t you love what you’re seeing from our guy?!?
How good do you feel watching that first drive, a true thing of beauty, be capped off with a perfectly placed ball over the far shoulder towards the left corner of the end zone where only Jordan Matthews could catch it…and do so while being covered by one of Cleveland’s aforementioned All-Pro Joe's?
Were there a few shaky plays after that opening sequence of perfection?
Yes…tho they get points on the second drive if Sturgis can make a routine kick.
They extend the third drive if the ageless Darren Sproles aka Mighty Mouse, doesn’t drop a ball that he should absolutely catch while needing to beat only one man in the open field for a first down.
And most importantly, did Wentz ever looked rattled or uncomfortable out there?