It's always fun to see what Sports Illustrated's Peter King has to say about the Cleveland Browns, right? He had four bullet points dedicated to us, but unfortunately only one of them was positive:
g. Brady Quinn: six series, six points. Not a good first NFL start.
h. The Browns, all 75 of them left in camp, need to Google "sense of urgency.''
i. Except maybe Shaun Rogers. He stuffed Detroit's running game throughout the first quarter. Not that he was out for any kind of revenge or anything like that.
o. If you think Terrell Owens and Tony Romo aren't drooling at the thought of playing that Cleveland secondary Sept. 7, you're nuts.
-Peter King, MMQB
You really can't debate any of those points. As an optimist, I'd like to believe that we can bend and not break too bad against Owens. For me to have some confidence though, we'll need to make sure both of our starting safeties are back in the lineup. Still, it looks as though we're set to see a quarterback shootout on opening day.
Also, a reminder that the first roster cuts are due in by Tuesday, August 26th, at 4:00 PM. That doesn't mean teams can't start the process early though -- in fact, several teams have already made their cuts as of this posting. Those cuts can be seen here.
If the Browns announce their cuts today, I'll try to have the headline up as soon as possible.
Also, the Rams, perhaps in desperation mode, have brought in free agent center LeCharles Bentley to take a physical. If he goes to the Rams, he won't be facing us this year unless we miraculously meet in the Super Bowl.