Browns New Look Offense Shines in 27-17 Win Over Packers

By Browns Gab Columnist Derek McQuaid

The Browns open the 2011 NFL Season winners, now they just need to keep improving. While the victory comes via the exhibition kind, it’s a win – one in which Browns fans come away from breathing a little easier. Here’s a breakdown of the offense after the Browns 27-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers.

Quarterbacks

Colt McCoy is going to be a star in this league: 9-10 for 135 yards and a score, in three series of action during Saturday night’s 27-17 victory.

McCoy displayed the kind of poise and accuracy that Browns fans have longed for, hitting five different receivers during his three series on the field. The receivers weren’t just running slants all night either. McCoy was accurate on the in-routes, and out-routes. He hit backs out of the backfield, and completed passes deep down the middle of the field. Essentially, McCoy made all the throws his critics said he couldn’t make.

Leadership has been a key attribute linked to McCoy, and he displayed it well against the Packers. Watching the game, there’s absolutely no doubt who this team belongs too. (Sorry Seneca) Colt has been a winner all his life and after his performance Saturday night, he’ll continue to be a winner in the NFL.

Seneca Wallace looked decent as well, completing 11 of his 17 passes for 99 yards with 0 TDs and 1 INT. Wallace’s performance was about as expected – solid but nothing that made you say “Wow”.

Of the four quarterbacks on the Browns’ roster, Wallace has the most experience in the west coast offense. Many of the “experts” claimed that Wallace was a better fit at QB for the Browns because of his familiarity with the offense, but McCoy has quieted those so-called experts, for now.

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