This is an annual feature, and with the first game of the season coming up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it's time to predict the season's first offensive play, tackle, and touchdown. Here are the "ground rules" so to speak, and the prize for correctly guessing the "first" are bragging rights.
Offensive Play Prediction Guidelines: Try to be as specific as you can with you think will be the Browns' first offensive play. Don't just say "pass play" or "run play". Instead, say "Delhomme throws a slant route to Massaquoi for 7 yards" or "Jerome Harrison runs right side and gets stuffed at the line of scrimmage." You can also predict incompletions, interceptions, fumbles, touchdowns, and even a safety if you really think that'll happen on the first offensive play!
Defensive Tackle Prediction Guidelines: Predicting the first defensive play is much more obscure, so this one is a simpler category -- project who you think will make the team's first tackle that does not come on special teams or a returned interception/fumble.
First Touchdown Against Tampa Bay: If you do not think the Browns will score a touchdown, then say "no touchdowns" as your answer. Otherwise, predict how you think the Browns' first offensive touchdown will be scored, along with the person(s) who will score. You can predict it to be on offense, defense, or special teams. If you predict a passing touchdown, name both the quarterback and the receiver.
Here is the template you can copy+paste for your comments:
First Offensive Play:
First Defensive Tackle:
Here are my predictions...
First Offensive Play: Delhomme hands off left side to Jerome Harrison who runs through a nice hole for 8 yards.
First Defensive Tackle: LB Chris Gocong
First Touchdown: QB Jake Delhomme runs a playaction at the goal line and fires it to TE Ben Watson for the touchdown.