posted by BR1986FB
The defense gave up in the 4th quarter.
Play calling was my biggest beef. Regardless of all these "shiny" gadget weapons they have, they are still designed to be a "run first" offense. BM thrives when coming out of play action. He was in the shotgun most of the game. Heavy doses of Chubb will set up that play action. As I've mentioned, Chubb goes for 9 yards on 1st then they throw 2 incomplete passes? GRob gets ejected, they have a new LT (Lamm), they are starting a drive (after a penalty) and Kitchens runs a play action pass, in the end zone, with BM's back to the defense? Should've just run the ball 2 or 3 times and punted or got lucky and got a 1st. Until things spiraled out of control in the 4th, the Browns defense was stopping them.
Agreed on the must win.
Agreed on the PA in the endzone, fucking stupid. They ran that same play right before (it resulted in a a penalty) so the defense had to know it was coming.