Monday, August 18, 2008

NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: Cleveland Browns

As we continue our profile of the AFC, we now turn our attention to the AFC North. First up for the week is the Cleveland Browns.

Derek Anderson or Brady Quinn, that is the question that will need to be answered in the near future. After the Browns benched Charlie Frye and ultimately traded him, it was Derek Anderson's opportunity to shine in 2007.

No doubt about it, Anderson had a breakout year in 2007. In 16 games, Anderson threw for almost 3800 yards. He also added in 29 touchdowns. Anderson was also sacked only 14 times in 2007. In one game at quarterback, Charlie Frye was sacked five times. More impressive, Anderson won 10 games as Browns quarterback, just missing out on the playoffs.

The Browns also have Brady Quinn, who is a year younger than Anderson. Quinn was drafted late in the first round of the 2007 draft. Quinn was hyped as the leader, the face of the franchise.

This leaves Cleveland in a bit of a pickle. Do you go with the future in Quinn, or do you go with the current starter, Anderson. Odds are, the Browns will go with the hot hand as well they should. Anderson has a chance to really be a star in the NFL, even if it's not in Cleveland.

The Browns open up the 2008 regular season at home against a tough Dallas Cowboys team. No doubt, a win during kickoff weekend would be a huge boost for these Browns. At home, the Browns will face Houston, Indianapolis and New York (Giants). On the road, the Browns will face Philly, Washington and Tennessee.

Time for those burnin' questions (yearbook style):
  • Starter quarterback in 2008: Derek Anderson

  • Passing yards for Anderson: 4000

  • Touchdowns for Anderson: 35

  • Rushing yards and touchdowns for Jamal Lewis: 1100 and 12

  • Leading receiver: Braylon Edwards (1300 yards)

  • Average points per game for Browns: 24.3

  • Browns defense most likely to: Struggle and give up some serious points

  • Leading tackler: Kamerion Wimbley

  • Coolest names (Top 3): Brodney Pool, Hank Fraley, Rex Hadnot

  • 80s song to best describe team: The Best of Times- Styx

  • In 2008, the Browns will: Clinch a wild card berth

1 comment:

Spencer096 said...

good preview...almost made me forget about monday night's asswhooping.