Interceptions shatter Browns

Interceptions shatter Browns

There are 8 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Dec 23, 2007, titled Interceptions shatter Browns. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

CINCINNATI: Derek Anderson stepped to the microphone and mumbled, ''Well, wasn't good enough today.'' Presumably he wasn't referring to his teammates.

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Mabel

Brunswick, OH

#1 Dec 24, 2007
Derrick reminds me of Frank Ryan-qb for Browns in early 60's (64) good and bad. I think that's what he's going to be.
They've had a good year but have lost to the Cardinals and Bengals in the last couple weeks! Not a powerful statement from a possible playoff team.
They need to continue to get better next year.
Who will be QB?
Will they sign Jamal?
Awful defensive line. Kenny Watson ran for big yards in a big game?
Andra Davis? Wow
Progress has been made. 10-6 or 9-7 will be fine.
OMG

Canton, OH

#2 Dec 24, 2007
Mabel wrote:
Derrick reminds me of Frank Ryan-qb for Browns in early 60's (64) good and bad. I think that's what he's going to be.
They've had a good year but have lost to the Cardinals and Bengals in the last couple weeks! Not a powerful statement from a possible playoff team.
They need to continue to get better next year.
Who will be QB?
Will they sign Jamal?
Awful defensive line. Kenny Watson ran for big yards in a big game?
Andra Davis? Wow
Progress has been made. 10-6 or 9-7 will be fine.
Derek "Interception" Anderson ain't no QB like Frank Ryan. Frank Ryan won the 1964 championship game equivalent to today's Super Bowl, the last time a Cleveland team won any championship.

Enjoy your 10-6 or 9-7 record and NO playoffs. Maybe next year? I doubt it.

GO TITANS - GO STEELERS !!!
jopa-n

United States

#3 Dec 24, 2007
I can't believe all the DA bashing out there. This kid lit it up for most of the season, through a ton of TD's, and achieved Pro Bowl status. He throws interceptions about as often as- BRETT FARVE. Hey I got an idea- Let's go with another young inexperienced QB next year and if he dosen't lead his team to 12 wins in his first full season- we'll just draft another. If Quinn sees Anderson lose his job after a Pro Bowl season, what kinda confidence do you think he will have next year?
OMG

Canton, OH

#4 Dec 24, 2007
jopa-n wrote:
I can't believe all the DA bashing out there. This kid lit it up for most of the season, through a ton of TD's, and achieved Pro Bowl status. He throws interceptions about as often as- BRETT FARVE. Hey I got an idea- Let's go with another young inexperienced QB next year and if he dosen't lead his team to 12 wins in his first full season- we'll just draft another. If Quinn sees Anderson lose his job after a Pro Bowl season, what kinda confidence do you think he will have next year?
He ain't a Pro Bowl QB. That's why he didn't get selected for Hawaii. He's not in the same class with Big Ben, Manning, or Tom Brady yet. He hasn't proven he can win the big games. he'll get a Brady Quinn like contract and Browns fans can see how he does next year. If I was Romeo, Brady would start next week since the game outcome doesn't matter. The Browns playoiff hopes are with the Titans losing.

Since: Aug 07

Aiken, SC

#5 Dec 24, 2007
jopa-n wrote:
I can't believe all the DA bashing out there. This kid lit it up for most of the season, through a ton of TD's, and achieved Pro Bowl status. He throws interceptions about as often as- BRETT FARVE. Hey I got an idea- Let's go with another young inexperienced QB next year and if he dosen't lead his team to 12 wins in his first full season- we'll just draft another. If Quinn sees Anderson lose his job after a Pro Bowl season, what kinda confidence do you think he will have next year?
I don't think the Browns have said officially what they're going to do about the QB's next year, but if they were looking to use an offer for Anderson to get a 1st-round pick in the draft, it could be harder to get that kind of offer now. Anderson is going to have to light SF up next week to bring his value back up. I know, he's had a pretty remarkable season overall. But as they say, it only takes one "oh shit" to negate a bunch of "atta boy''s.

I've enjoyed the way that he has taken the team above my hopes for at least an 8-8 season (though the O-line gets a lot of that credit too). But if the Browns do decide to let him go next year, the potential buyers in the RFA market may use this game as an excuse to barter down and you can't really blame them. He wasn't just throwing interceptions, he was also putting a lot of passes behind his receivers. Unfortunately for him, he doesn't have a championship season to balance this game's performance against, so he might get labeled as a guy who chokes when it's crunch time.

It seems like the strongest performances in this game for the Browns came from Lewis (92 yards) and the defense. Yes, they gave up some rushing yards, but they held Cincy to just 270 net yards overall, compared to the 380 yards for the Browns. In the end it was all about the interceptions.

Finally, if it was really the wind that was giving him such fits, then part of the blame for the loss has to go to Chud for not working in more running plays.

Oh well, here's hoping for a Titans loss next week - I hope Indy doesn't rest all of their starters.
Big Mike

Clinton, WA

#6 Dec 24, 2007
19 mph winds with 25 mph gusts...We knew it would be cold and windy ..You would think a good coach would go into that game with a plan to run the ball....The Bengles did even though their featured back was out and they had to start a Rookie....But we have RAC...

What did Rac do...Well the first thing he did was game plan for a passing game...We threw 48 times...and with that wind it was inevetable we would have interceptions (4 of them) In addition RAC put our Running back with the most yards per carry (7.33) on the inactive list...wouldn't it have been nice to have Harrison threaten the ends while Lewis busted the ball up the middle........

What did their coach do...He has thee Tremendous receivers with speed and one of the Top QBs in the NFL....His Star RB was injured and couldn't play..Well their coach planned for a running game..Started his Rookie back...Kept the passing game to 21 passes with 11 receptions for 115 yards...But also held down the turnovers and stuck to his running game....He kept his team out of the 3rd and long situations

We had 251 yards passing ...they had 115 yards passing we had 4 interceptions...they had 2...WE LOSE.
Frank Minnefield

Fairview, PA

#7 Dec 27, 2007
Derek Anderson had a great year. He's the main reason the Browns won nine games so far this year and have a chance for the playoffs. Sure-he had a terrible game against the Cincinnati Bengals when we really needed it but the wasn't for him we wouldn't have been in a position to control our destiny to even make the playoffs. I think they should sign him to a long-term contract because he is a very good quarterback. We don't know what the future holds but we do know that Derek Anderson leaves it all on the field and gives it 100%. He doesn't whine or cry like previous quarterbacks we've seen and he take the blame when needed. Our coaches need to step up and take some blame for not getting the team ready to play last week. They still have a legitimate shot to make the playoffs. Go colts! Then go Browns! Just one more chance. They been exciting to say the least this year. Go Browns!
Frank Minnefield

Fairview, PA

#8 Dec 27, 2007
OMG wrote:
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Derek "Interception" Anderson ain't no QB like Frank Ryan. Frank Ryan won the 1964 championship game equivalent to today's Super Bowl, the last time a Cleveland team won any championship.
Enjoy your 10-6 or 9-7 record and NO playoffs. Maybe next year? I doubt it.
GO TITANS - GO STEELERS !!!
there ain't nothing worse (you OMG) than a know it all that don't know her arse from a hole in the ground. Our Anderson is better than your stinking worthless burger. We will see, won't we-who the better team is between your stinking Steelers and our awesome Cleveland Browns. I hope you're around to see your downfall. The Browns are getting better all the time. The Steelers are getting older- the offensive line is a shadow of what it used to be. How many times has your quarterback been sacked this year? Can you count that high? We will see who the better team is in the next few years. I hope we get to see this year in the playoffs. There ain't nothing worse than a know it all. That would be you OMG. Your letters stand for on my gonads. Ha ha ha ha

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