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Browns starters slice up the Packers

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Yeah, yeah, yeah.  It’s the preseason.  There’s little or no game planning.  What happens now has no bearing on what will happen in September and beyond.

But for a young team with a new coaching staff and a stiff challenge in the AFC North, smacking the defending champs in the mouth to start the preseason can create some much-needed confidence.

That’s precisely what the Browns have done against the Packers.

After holding Green Bay to a three-and-out on the first drive of the game, the Browns went 71 yards on eight plays to seize a seven-point lead.

Quarterback Colt McCoy, whose offseason work included practicing complex West Coast play calls in front of a mirror, had no communications issues as he completed five of five passes for 72 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown pass to Josh Cribbs.  Rookie Greg Little made a 12-yard catch as part of the drive.

UPDATE:  The Packers answered with a seven-play, 73 touchdown drive, in which the Green Bay offense looked every bit as potent as it did during the 2010 playoffs.

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  1. bjones036 says: Aug 13, 2011 7:56 PM

    browns to the superbowl…!!! Don’t care if its preseason give us this

  2. andyreidisfat says: Aug 13, 2011 7:58 PM

    Well then much like Redskins it looks like we will see the Browns in the superbowl. And the PAckers much like the steelers will be competing for the 1st pick in the draft.

    Or it was one quarter in the first preseason game and it means nothing at all.

  3. epmckenna says: Aug 13, 2011 7:58 PM

    You might want to mention that the Packers are playing without Sam Shields and Charles Woodson, so the Browns were picking on Pat Lee and Jarrett Bush — two guys who likely won’t even make the team.

  4. claymus1 says: Aug 13, 2011 7:59 PM

    Holmgren knows Quarterbacks…. The Browns are on the way.

  5. jacksaysfu says: Aug 13, 2011 8:00 PM

    Never thought i would ever read that headline.

  6. drgfri says: Aug 13, 2011 8:00 PM

    The Packers scrubs, that is.

  7. Sandra Lee's Cans says: Aug 13, 2011 8:00 PM

    Encouraging sign, but there’s a loooong way to go. McCoy looks calm, cool and collected.

  8. tatum064 says: Aug 13, 2011 8:13 PM

    andyreidisfat says:
    Aug 13, 2011 7:58 PM
    Well then much like Redskins it looks like we will see the Browns in the superbowl. And the PAckers much like the steelers will be competing for the 1st pick in the draft.

    Or it was one quarter in the first preseason game and it means nothing at all.
    ———————————
    No, it means the Browns beat the Patriots last season AND THE PACKERS DIDNT DUMMY.

    It also means Clay Matthews got a wake-up call after running his mouth about “repeating” on NFL Network.

    Its just pre-season, but stop with the glib “SouthPark” a$% replies. Browns put up some good games last year, as did the Lions. Nobody is a lock in this work stoppage shortened year.

  9. wwwfella says: Aug 13, 2011 8:17 PM

    as an ohioan we will take what we can get

  10. melonnhead says: Aug 13, 2011 8:20 PM

    So a controlled intrasquad scrimmage is a barometer for the Cowboys, but a preseason game isn’t a barometer for the Packers? Just so we’re all on the same page here.

  11. wilddeuce03 says: Aug 13, 2011 8:23 PM

    Preseason or not, very impressed by the two scoring drives Colt has put together. Especially since they were done with very limited run plays. Yes it’s preseason but this is still reason for optimism for a Browns fan!

  12. claymath52 says: Aug 13, 2011 8:26 PM

    tatum064 says:
    Aug 13, 2011 8:13 PM
    andyreidisfat says:
    Aug 13, 2011 7:58 PM
    Well then much like Redskins it looks like we will see the Browns in the superbowl. And the PAckers much like the steelers will be competing for the 1st pick in the draft.

    Or it was one quarter in the first preseason game and it means nothing at all.
    ———————————
    No, it means the Browns beat the Patriots last season AND THE PACKERS DIDNT DUMMY.

    It also means Clay Matthews got a wake-up call after running his mouth about “repeating” on NFL Network.

    Its just pre-season, but stop with the glib “SouthPark” a$% replies. Browns put up some good games last year, as did the Lions. Nobody is a lock in this work stoppage shortened year.

    ____________________________________

    Gotta love preseason. Only time of year a Browns fan can run their mouth.

  13. Matt-NC says: Aug 13, 2011 8:27 PM

    Teams that win all their preseason games usually have so much work to do that they play the regular season starters. Starters against the other teams back ups? Yea they better win.

  14. flyboy123456 says: Aug 13, 2011 8:28 PM

    Jermichael finley says “gibs me dat!!”

    The Pack!!

  15. hobartbaker says: Aug 13, 2011 8:32 PM

    McCoy nailed every play working with the mirror. Of course he was going up against this kid who looked to be about 14.

  16. hitdog042 says: Aug 13, 2011 8:36 PM

    Pre season is the Browns only chance at a .500 record every year. They are pumped.

  17. dogsweat1 says: Aug 13, 2011 8:46 PM

    Browns vs Lions SB =The End

  18. mossholder says: Aug 13, 2011 8:48 PM

    I agree that Bush and Lee helped the stat sheet a bit for McCoy but he looked calm. He looked like he was hitting his 2nd and 3rd options on almost every play. Like the Lions, Browns fans haven’t had much to be proud about so I hope McCoy becomes the new face of the city. Instead of the late LeDouche James.

  19. 8man says: Aug 13, 2011 8:58 PM

    Something tells me the Packers will be in the playoffs and go deep in an attempt to repeat.

    I don’t say defend, because they are last year’s Super Bowl champions and they could lose from now to eternity and nothing changes. There is no “defending”. Their title from last year is forever. I ain;t boxing or wrestling.

    Honestly, they are probably still celebrating and well they should be.

    Good to see the Browns play well. Love to see them play the Lions in the Super Bowl. That’d be a hoot!

  20. reidtardinthepound says: Aug 13, 2011 9:11 PM

    Nothing more than a super sized practice, but Colt looked good.

  21. oldbrowndawg says: Aug 13, 2011 9:12 PM

    To the wise asses on this board: no, by all means, let’s not give a young QB some credit for continuing his development. And, whatever we do, let’s don’t give some credit to a young team trying to get it right. Nah, better to stay with the moth-eaten perennials and let the same teams keep winning and winning and the losing teams just wallow around in the mud. You dudes are amazing!

  22. c1d7 says: Aug 13, 2011 9:21 PM

    melonnhead says:
    Aug 13, 2011 8:20 PM
    So a controlled intrasquad scrimmage is a barometer for the Cowboys, but a preseason game isn’t a barometer for the Packers? Just so we’re all on the same page here.

    _____________________________________

    You didn’t know? The Packers are gods gift to football (sarcasm).

  23. Deb says: Aug 13, 2011 9:38 PM

    No, you can’t read much into the preseason, but the Browns are on the rise. Have been posting that for three years. Wasn’t sure what impact the coaching change would have, but sounds as though they’re off to a good start. I was wrong about McCoy coming out of college. He’s showed more grit than I believed possible and should do well in this offense. Hope my Steelers are paying attention.

  24. bdawkhit20 says: Aug 13, 2011 9:41 PM

    C&C suck! Cincy & Cleve sucks ass! Terrible holes to play in. bunkley the mediocre DT the Birds originally traded to Cleveland for a draft pick refused to go so they sent him to Tebowland.

  25. tjjohnson98 says: Aug 13, 2011 9:41 PM

    Weird, I just took the Browns to the Super Bowl a few minutes ago…

  26. mjs2012 says: Aug 13, 2011 9:45 PM

    I’m drunk.

  27. hammockbananas says: Aug 13, 2011 9:59 PM

    @Andyreidisfat –

    Who cares who beat the Patriots last year?

    Who Won the Super Bowl last year?

    Oh yeah, THE PACKERS!!!

    The Browns are going to finish this year just liked they have finished every other one, in the toilet.

  28. packattackisback says: Aug 13, 2011 10:06 PM

    Obviously, good for Colt and Browns fans, because I think he’ll be good for you guys for a long time.

    But, really. Two of the Packers top three corners, Charles and Sam, didn’t play. Not coincidentally, when those two went down in the Super Bowl the Steelers started mounting a comeback and passed more effectively because they picked on Pat Lee and Jarrett Bush a little, much like McCoy just did. Apparently Tramon Williams played, but I harldly noticed because Colt didn’t try any passes against his coverage (no surprise there). And finally, rookie Davon House has impressed and will likely be the fourth corner, but he’s out this game because of an injury, so the “shredding” is largely the result of a starter passing on a fifth corner and backup safety/corner.

    Colt’s the real deal, but let’s be fair and put this in perspective.

  29. packattackisback says: Aug 13, 2011 10:10 PM

    *Hardly, and *”slicing”, not shredding. Sorry.

  30. zinn22 says: Aug 13, 2011 10:17 PM

    Without Mangini there the Browns should be greatly improved.

    I am surprised that this site did not run the latest Mangini Scandal from the Yahoo Sports story last week about how Mangini treated McCoy last year. Refusing to speak or let his coaches speak with McCoy all because Mangini was against drafting him and giving him the gameplan 2 days after the other QBs every week. That Mangini is a piece of work.

  31. shaggytoodle says: Aug 13, 2011 10:23 PM

    Its the first game of the preseason and i have a hard time giving it much credibility due to the fact that organized football didn’t start til 2 weeks ago. The Packers may have had some sloppy practices, but I think thats expected when you don’t start til 2-3 weeks after your nomrally do. There probably isn’t going to be “solid” football til maybe 2nd regular season game just cuz, there is that much catching up to do. Thats for all the teams in the NFL.

  32. jealousyisanuglything says: Aug 13, 2011 10:37 PM

    U Pack fans are so funny. U get beat and it is just a preseason game but the Steelers got beat and they r old and they suck. I am happy for the browns. The Packers went through a slump too. But u probably don’t know that cause u r bandwagon fans

  33. NFL Football Now says: Aug 13, 2011 10:38 PM

    The Browns could be a surprise team this season. A lot of draftniks downgraded Colt McCoy for his lack of arm strength but that can be disguised in Cleveland’s west-coast offense. I love their past couple of drafts. Hardesty could come back strong, Phil Taylor looks like a fast 330lbs, Haden is a rangy corner and TJ Ward lays the wood. I think Greg Little could develop into a top wide receiver and Massoqui spent the off-season training with some of the NFL’s elite receivers. Over/under 8 wins.

  34. kfiz14 says: Aug 13, 2011 10:41 PM

    I’m just glad there were no injuries. Colt looked good as did Rogers (shocker right?). I just hope the Browns can keep improving and be a factor in the AFCN for once.

  35. jo3jo says: Aug 13, 2011 10:42 PM

    I think this is a good sign that they won’t be the worst team in the division. I think it’s going to take a whole lot more than a preseason game before anyone thinks they will do better than third in that division though.

  36. axespray says: Aug 13, 2011 10:50 PM

    no blitzes from Capers, pat lee and jarrett bush are not on Charles Woodson or Sam Shields level…..

    so yea’, must totally mean they’re lighting us up….

  37. schemefactory says: Aug 13, 2011 10:55 PM

    exhibition games are just that.

  38. supersuckers3 says: Aug 13, 2011 10:56 PM

    Cleveland is a team on the rise. Should be in the AFC playoff mix with their talent and management. 10 practices and the Packer ones looked good on offense. Going up against Dom Capers defense daily is a struggle. Good first showing by Green Bay against a different color jersey.

  39. scudbot says: Aug 13, 2011 10:57 PM

    Super Bowl curse strikes; Browns claim Lombardi Trophy based on 1st series of downs. Tramon Williams wins Defensive Player of the Year, doesn’t allow a single completion. Aaron Rodgers shocker, washed up, to be released immediately. Did you have to rush out for dinner or something but had to meet quota, or what?

  40. rolli1967 says: Aug 13, 2011 11:22 PM

    Wow, my Browns beat the Superbowl defending champion Packers 27-17! Yeah, yeah I know it is only the 1st pre-season game, but I was impressed with the Browns tackling, Colt McCoy’s accuracy, receivers actually catching the ball, Hillis’ rushing, among other things. The Browns looked very sharp for a team that is running a completely new offense, defense, and head coach who has only met his team 2 weeks ago. Looks like H&H have found their head in Shurmer. I am cautiously optimistic that the Browns will be respectable this year at least 8-8 or better, maybe challenge for a play-off spot. If I were a Steelers or Ravens fan I would not automatically pencil in wins when facing the Browns, those teams will have to EARN those victories and would not be surprised if the Browns actually win 1 game from either team or both teams.

  41. phillybirdgang1933 says: Aug 13, 2011 11:29 PM

    preseason or not the packer can’t be a happy pack after this L. sike . but it do show how good the back up are….go eagles

  42. tangysizzl says: Aug 13, 2011 11:30 PM

    Not the best start for the Pack and they got a lot of work to do before they face the Saints in the opener, thats for sure.

    It is what it is, im not gonna sugarcoat anything. Not too impressed with anybody in that game really. Couple of players stood out but overall it was a pedestrian effort by the entire Packers team.

  43. hammockbananas says: Aug 13, 2011 11:37 PM

    Man, if only I could remember who the Packers lost to last year in the first pre-season game….Oh yeah, it was the Browns.

    And refresh my memory again, how did last season end up for both these teams????????

  44. axespray says: Aug 13, 2011 11:38 PM

    ram’s defense just slaughted The Colts and held them to 3 points….

    (no mention of Peyton not playing) ….

  45. thetooloftools says: Aug 13, 2011 11:46 PM

    The Cowboys went 0 – 4 in the preseason one year when they WON THE SUPER BOWL !
    These games mean nothing.
    2 preseason and 18 regular season games please.

  46. axespray says: Aug 13, 2011 11:47 PM

    jealousyisanuglything says:Aug 13, 2011 10:37 PM
    “U Pack fans are so funny. But u probably don’t know that cause u r bandwagon fans”

    ^ Funny, mind reminding me how many Terrible Towels there were before the 1970s?
    Cause I recall the Packers having consecutive sellouts since the early 60s’….

    I’d rank the Eagle’s fans loyalty above Steeler fans… at least they didn’t just Magically appear when the going got good.
    (if it ever gets good for eagle’s fans)

  47. MCxShow says: Aug 13, 2011 11:52 PM

    “After holding Green Bay to a three-and-out on the first drive of the game, the Browns went 71 yards on eight plays to seize a seven-point lead.”

    The Packers also went three-and-out on the first drive of the Super Bowl against the Steelers, the best team in the AFC, not the Browns, one of the worst teams in the league.

    Another interesting point to add: after the Packers three-and-out against the Steelers, they responded with a touchdown drive with a perfect pass from Rodgers to his receiver…just like in this game too.

    I don’t know what all this talk about the Packers losing is about. It’s game one of the preseason after a locked out offseason, which last time I checked, hadn’t happened in over 20 years. The Packers will not suffer from a Super Bowl hangover.

  48. tatum064 says: Aug 14, 2011 12:22 AM

    claymath52 says:
    Aug 13, 2011 8:26 PM
    tatum064 says:
    Aug 13, 2011 8:13 PM
    andyreidisfat says:
    Aug 13, 2011 7:58 PM
    Well then much like Redskins it looks like we will see the Browns in the superbowl. And the PAckers much like the steelers will be competing for the 1st pick in the draft.

    Or it was one quarter in the first preseason game and it means nothing at all.
    ———————————
    No, it means the Browns beat the Patriots last season AND THE PACKERS DIDNT DUMMY.

    It also means Clay Matthews got a wake-up call after running his mouth about “repeating” on NFL Network.

    Its just pre-season, but stop with the glib “SouthPark” a$% replies. Browns put up some good games last year, as did the Lions. Nobody is a lock in this work stoppage shortened year.
    ===============================

    Also gotta love nobody on her probably EVER playing the game and running their mouths…Looking forward to teams shutting some fans mouths this year.

  49. stairwayto7 says: Aug 14, 2011 1:28 AM

    Packers def EXPOSED by COLT MCCOY?? LOL!!! Get ready for a horrible season Packer fan and cancer survivors do not like you either!

  50. firethorn1001 says: Aug 14, 2011 2:15 AM

    Packers lost to the Browns in the first preseason game last year, Delhomme went 6-7 on the opening drive and the first Packers offensive play was a Ryan Grant fumble.

    So.. basically nothing changed from preseason game 1 last year to preseason game 1 this year.

  51. lenke08 says: Aug 14, 2011 2:15 AM

    Hey uh MCxShow the browns are under a new head coach and a new system on offense and defense and you are blaming the loss of the packers on the lockout……. Dont they have the same system and the same HC as last year……… and oh pretty much the same exact team as last year….. i dont want to hear it about the lock out GO BROWNS!!!!!

  52. lgwelsh1 says: Aug 14, 2011 2:35 AM

    Colt is a future stud in the league at QB. Holmgren knew exactly what he was doing when he drafted him.

  53. lnfinite says: Aug 14, 2011 2:46 AM

    Packer fans are pathetic……..

  54. kingtrukr says: Aug 14, 2011 4:02 AM

    Very happy with and surprised by the first couple of series for the Browns. Nice 150 plus QB rating Colt!

    Yes, I do realize that the first preseason game doesn’t mean a whole lot but you have to take a few things into consideration when it comes to the Browns. This is a totally new offense and defense for the team and the new coaches hadn’t met half of the players until two weeks ago. Preseason or not, you have to be a tiny bit impressed with their ability to do anything, likewise put some points of the board. And yeah, I think we Browns fans get that the Packers didn’t have their true starting D-backfield in the game. The Browns didn’t have their number one WR in the game either. Okay, I know that wasn’t really a very good come back. Hey, throw us a bone. You Packers fans have a Super Bowl trophy and we Browns fans have a nice little preseason win. Give us that much at least.

  55. tonymontana45 says: Aug 14, 2011 4:33 AM

    Only in Cleveland is there excitement for a pre-season win…

  56. welzy says: Aug 14, 2011 8:33 AM

    As a Packer fan, I was impressed with the Browns’ moxie. They showed they have improved and are out to punch someone in the nose. They stuck to their guns and were a very tough unit, thus a Packers loss when not paying attention against a persistent team. This was a good win for the Browns and I believe a good loss for the Packers. Good luck, Browns, you’ve got a fine start.

  57. bobnelsonjr says: Aug 14, 2011 9:07 AM

    This is a report on the first drive by the Browns.

    Not the first game or the first half.

    Don’t you people get the NFL network?

  58. packmanfan says: Aug 14, 2011 11:41 AM

    A-Rod and the starters would have beat the Browns if pre-season meant anything at all.
    Heck, even I could beat the Browns all by myself with one hand tied behind my back and if they had a 21 point lead.

  59. paulharghis says: Aug 14, 2011 11:45 AM

    A majority of the postings by Packer fans is why this fanbase is so hated. They cannot even concede that in a PRESEASON game, yhry looked a bit off. Most people would let this roll off their back, as teams are trying out different things when it doesn’t count. They call these games exhibitions for a reason.

    Not Packer fans though, can’t let one thing go by.
    Can’t understand the nuances at all.
    Can’t ever admit anything negative about the Packers.

    Oh, and hypocritical to the point of parody concerning other teams.
    Vikings are going to be horrible because of a preseason game, but the Packers lost to the browns last year and won the superbowl…….

    How big of an inferiority complex to you people have? It’s almost like you all have small penis syndrome.

  60. packerzman says: Aug 14, 2011 11:58 AM

    phillybirdgang1933 says:Aug 13, 2011 11:29 PM

    preseason or not the packer can’t be a happy pack after this L. sike . but it do show how good the back up are….go eagles

    uhmmm…just for the sake of all the readers here could you please translate that into english from babbling “moronism”?

  61. packerzman says: Aug 14, 2011 12:05 PM

    congrats to the Browns and their fans…these preseason games this year will mean alot more to teams with new coaches/schemes than the teams that are returning all their coaches/players. personally as a Packers fan i think its good that a few of these teams in the preseason will punch them right in the mouth as nothing will alleviate a “super bowl hangover” like getting bitch slapped in the preseason and having teams like the Browns show you that you won the Super Bowl on team work , intensity , and effort just as much as you did on talent. If the Packers think they’ll waltz into every game this year and just repeat on shear talent they’ll be in for a loooong year.

  62. packerbacker12 says: Aug 14, 2011 1:07 PM

    @paulharghis,

    And it’s no wonder why everyone in the NFL thinks the Viking fanbase are the BIGGEST whiners the league has seen. Every single time the Vikings have lost, you losers ALWAYS blame the refs and that the NFL is out to get them. It is never the team’s fault. And oh let’s not forget that you people still whined about that NFC Championship Game months after it happened.

    With that said, don’t go prancing on this Packer story claiming that Packer fans never admit anything negative about their team when in reality Viking fans are the exact same way.

  63. trickbunny says: Aug 14, 2011 1:36 PM

    kingtrukr says:
    Aug 14, 2011 4:02 AM

    …And yeah, I think we Browns fans get that the Packers didn’t have their true starting D-backfield in the game. The Browns didn’t have their number one WR in the game either.
    ————————————————–

    Right. Browns were without their #1 receiver, *and* the two primary receivers on the field were a rookie (Little) and a guy who doesn’t play a whole lot of WR (Cribbs) and doesn’t get thrown to all that much when he does.

    It also bears mentioning that the vast majority of McCoy’s passes were in the 10-20 yard range…. So does that mean the Packers linebackers and safeties were “out” in some way, too? LOL.

  64. badfish6907 says: Aug 14, 2011 1:53 PM

    @paulharghis

    Which idiot are you from last year? It’s hard to keep you guys straight with you guys getting banned constantly. Seriously how stupid do you have to be to banned from a blog?

    Where’s Majik? I’m about o put the dudes picture on a milk carton. Hopefully it is a pic of him in his brand new Aaron Rodgers jersey.

  65. favreblows says: Aug 14, 2011 8:08 PM

    Hargis is such a loser. He goes from talking about what a great life he has away from football….to this…??? Grow up man.

  66. hurst02 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:53 AM

    I love how everyone is bashing browns fans for being optimistic after a preseason game. Had the packers came out and dominated in all aspects, those same people would be saying ‘Oh man the browns suck, the packers looked sooo gooood!!!! OMG!’.

    Guess what packers fans/browsn backers:

    The Browns looked better than the Packers in this scrimmage game.

    The end. Get over it. Is it meaningless? No. Its something to build on and continue installing our new offense and defense. It is also something for the Packers to build on. That’s what it is for.

  67. paulharghis says: Aug 15, 2011 8:12 PM

    badfish6907 says:
    Aug 14, 2011 1:53 PM
    @paulharghis

    Which idiot are you from last year? It’s hard to keep you guys straight with you guys getting banned constantly. Seriously how stupid do you have to be to banned from a blog?

    Where’s Majik? I’m about o put the dudes picture on a milk carton. Hopefully it is a pic of him in his brand new Aaron Rodgers jersey.

    ===================================
    Awww, I bet it just chaps your a$$ that you can’t figure it out. i haven’t hid who I used to be. It seems that you are the idiot for not being able to figure it out.
    Majik is on here too.
    How sad it is that you are more concerned about who is who, instead of your team.
    Why do you packer fans fixate on total strangers on a website?

  68. paulharghis says: Aug 15, 2011 8:18 PM

    favreblows says:
    Aug 14, 2011 8:08 PM
    Hargis is such a loser. He goes from talking about what a great life he has away from football….to this…??? Grow up man.

    ==============================
    Most people on this thread have no frame of reference of what you are getting at.
    They don’t know how you’ve been played for a fool by me. You’ve been held up for ridicule.

    They do know what a know nothing you are when it comes to most everything, especially football though.
    P.S. I never said “great life”. I said I had a life. I said I don’t rely on a pro sports team for my well being.
    The more you keep replying to me, the bigger of an idiot you make yourself out to be. I told you what I did to you- yet you just can’t help yourself.
    How dumb are you, dude?! Seriously.

  69. jupiter17 says: Aug 15, 2011 9:47 PM

    LOVED the two scoring drives by the first team offense, and Colt McCoy looked great. He’s showing the signs of a leader, and I’m pulling for him to have a successful career for the Browns. I just hope his body can hold up for 16 games over a long career.

    The win on Saturday was unexpected, and I was elated. But let’s be fair — the Packers were ahead by the end of the second quarter. And when they were down only seven later in the game, they went for it on 4th down when they would have gone for the field goal in a real game. They weren’t trying to win the game — they had different priorities than the Browns.

    Plus, the Browns beat them last year in the preseason. The Browns won 5 games, and the Packers won the Super Bowl. I also remember the Browns winning the Hall of Fame Game against the Cowboys in their first game back, and thinking this team could contend in their first year. Sadly, they won 2 games and were creamed in the first real game against the Steelers.

    But as far as progress goes, the Browns offense looked like a real NFL team. So they are definitely headed in the right direction, and that’s what I took from this game.

  70. paulbrownsrevenge says: Aug 16, 2011 12:27 PM

    Buster Skrine and Brandon Jackson both looked very solid. Skrine will be an excellent nickel. Jackson will be good relief for the Albino Rhino. I think Cleveland can win 8 games this year.

    Now we just need Matt Ryan to get hurt and the Falcons to tank this season to make that Julio trade worth it!!

  71. favreblows says: Aug 16, 2011 2:00 PM

    Paul Hargis says:

    P.S. I never said “great life”. I said I had a life.

    ***Finally, the guy admits that he has so little to look forward to. Thanks Paul.

    I understand the joy you get out of Packer preseason analysis, but this is getting ridiculous. Live a little Paul. Go back to the Brass Rail……I know you and your “friends” like it there. Just quit commenting on preseason football for a while. It doesn’t mean anything.

    Wait until the Vikes travel to SD…..get their a$$es handed to them…..and them join the rest of the Queens fans on Whine Line.

  72. packerbacker12 says: Aug 17, 2011 12:36 AM

    “How sad it is that you are more concerned about who is who, instead of your team.
    Why do you packer fans fixate on total strangers on a website?”

    Says the Viking fan posting on a Packer story.

  73. paulharghis says: Aug 17, 2011 8:41 PM

    packerbacker12 says:
    Aug 17, 2011 12:36 AM
    “How sad it is that you are more concerned about who is who, instead of your team.
    Why do you packer fans fixate on total strangers on a website?”

    Says the Viking fan posting on a Packer story.

    ==================================
    Uff, Are you new? Have you seen all the packer fans on Vikings stories?

    Why do you even ponder posting?

    People like you need to just read and not get into the conversation.

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