Eleven season openers since the Browns have been back in the league, one victory. Oh, the glory days of a week 1 win. The 2004 season opener was one where we Cleveland fans didn’t have to go buy new remotes the next day because we snapped ours in two.
I remember it like it was yesterday. Beating the Ravens 20-3 with William Green’s above average 65 yard performance, Jeff Garcia RIPPING it up for 180 passing yards, and a long Quincy Morgan touchdown reception. Alright, nothing spectacular, but we won right? Yesterday’s opener motions us to put our seat belts on Browns fans; it’s going to be a long season for many reasons.
Fans of 16 NFL teams are going to be disappointed with their teams’ 0-1 starts and are looking for something to build on. In my eyes, all of those teams can be happy about something they did, minus the Browns. I agree, Brady Quinn is our best option at quarterback, but none of our quarterbacks could start on any other team in the league.
I’d be surprised to see Quinn throw for even 3 touchdowns in a game this year. He’s more suited for GQ spreads, not the NFL. Jamal Lewis is probably our best offensive player, but he isn’t going to be getting many carries due to the fact we’ll be playing from behind all season. Adrian Peterson looked like the over-sized kid you see running the ball in peewee football, just stiff arming and running through every defender. Oh, but we did score an offensive touchdown. Good job fellas.
So, Browns fans, I hate to say it already, but, “there’s always next season.” Right now just cut your losses and save yourself a piece of mind by focusing on your fantasy football teams. Let’s hope at least they succeed. Thanks to our sub-par franchise, I’m off to Wal-Mart to purchase my 10th remote in 11 seasons. Maybe I’ll see you there.