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Don’t talk to me about the Browns

Some things are better left unsaid

November 14, 2010
By B.J. LISKO, Salem News Sports Editor

Don't talk to me about the Browns.

Don't talk to me about how they should've won on Sunday.

Don't talk to me about how they should've at least tied on Sunday.

Don't talk to me about Eric Wright completely letting up on a tackle on the game's final play.

Don't talk to me about the play-calling when the team got the ball back late in overtime inside its own 5-yard-line.

Don't talk to me about the interception Abram Elam dropped when they trailed 17-13 that would've kept the Browns within four instead of what ended up being seven.

Don't talk to me about how Joe Haden decided to intercept a pass in lieu of knocking it down essentially switching the field in the Jets' favor.

Don't talk to me about how Braylon Edwards suddenly doesn't drop passes now that he's on another team.

Don't talk to me about how Shaun Rogers should've sacked Mark Sanchez at least two times in the final quarter and in overtime.

Don't talk to me about the team's defensive play-calling after Sanchez was hobbling after rolling his ankle.

Don't talk to me about how despite three missed Nick Folk field goals - something he's never done in a game -the Browns still managed to lose.

Don't talk to me about Chansi Stuckey's fumble in overtime when if he simply went out of bounds the automatic foot of Phil Dawson probably would've won Cleveland the game.

Don't talk to me about how good Colt McCoy looked again as a rookie in a losing effort.

Don't talk to me about how good Peyton Hillis looked again.

Don't talk to me about how Joshua Cribbs had to leave the game again.

Don't talk to me about the Jets managed to squeak by for their seventh win of the year again.

Don't talk to me about how the Browns should at worst be 4-4-1 right now with a legitimate shot at the postseason.

Don't talk to me about how the Browns didn't cover the 3 1/2 point spread.

Don't talk to me about how by not at least earning a tie that the game went over it's 40-point predicted total.

Don't talk to me about how the Browns find ways to lose that only seems to happen in Cleveland.

Don't talk to me about "Red Right 88."

Don't talk to me about "The Fumble."

Don't talk to me about "The Drive."

Don't talk to me about "The Move."

Don't talk to me about "The Helmet Toss."

Don't talk to me about the playoff loss in Pittsburgh - the team's last postseason appearance in 2002.

Don't talk to me about all the quarterbacks.

Don't talk to me about all the first round draft picks.

Don't talk to me about Bill Belichick and all those Patriots Super Bowl trophies.

Don't talk to me about all the mismanagement over the years.

Don't talk to me about curses.

Don't talk to me about how the Browns rip your heart out, over and over and over.

Don't talk to me about the Browns.

I already know.

Don't e-mail B.J. Lisko at bjlisko@salemnews.net

 
 

 

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