I taped the game because I was getting my soon to be 9-year-old ready for her semi-final soccer game with her team. I had practice around 2-4pm because, quite frankly, I wasn't about to watch a blood bath. It wasn't a blood bath (once I watched it at home) but the hits were as vicious as I've ever seen. The big story for Browns fans is the fact Cold McCoy looked like an NFL QB. Not perfect, still a rookie, but he's an unpolished gem that got his test of fire by way of Pittsburgh at Heinz Field on the Three Rivers.
From what I saw, and from the national coverage I've ready, as well as the response from the fans, it confirms what I saw: (Mike) Holgrem knows QBs! Still one game, still a rookie, but so far I like what I see.
Some fans have said this is the most accurate QB they've seen since (gasp) Bernie Kosar. I'm not ready to christen him the next chosen one to the promise land. But there were a lot of signs he was getting use to the speed and quickness of the game. Yes, he had 5 sacks, 2 interceptions, and a loss, but he managed to pull together a successful NFL drive with only two "receivers" a few TE and RBs to get a touchdown. This against one of the toughest defenses in the league. Not bad from a boy down in Texas who got pushed in earlier than he (or the coaching staff) wanted to.
So we've got New Orleans and I think the Giants before the bye week. Not a lot of time to catch our breath after gushing all day. But if Colt wanted to be an NFL quarterback he's got his wish. Now let's hope can do something with nothing till the coffers are filled with prime targets for him to throw too.