You really don’t deserve this, Randolph. But here you go. Have a nice life.
1. Pat Shurmur put together a solid quarter of offensive play calling. Who knew? But then the familiar Shurmur re-appeared late in the fourth quarter. But then when you could feel the entire stadium clenching up, Billy Winn makes the most beautiful run I’ve seen in months.
2. And who knew Montario Hardesty was still on the roster? And John Greco?
3. Free Joe Haden. Haden clearly brought some badly-needed energy back to the Stadium. And for those Twitter jerks who criticize him, just remember that A.J. Green is one of the game’s three best wide receivers.
4. Free Sheldon Brown at least. For every mouth breather who only watches the ball, don’t celebrate Browns’ interception. Or, his crazy 160-something consecutive games played streak.
5. Free Josh Cribbs. Trent Richardson is clearly the future, but today’s Cribbs was the “transcendent force” Jim Brown was rambling about a few years ago. Cribbs opened up a crowd portal of excitement that hasn’t been heard in a long time.
6. Not to mention Johnson Bademosi and Craig Robertson added some much needed speed and energy to an otherwise lethargic special teams’ Kickoff unit.
7. Now about that Punt Return coverage.
8. And that fourth quarter zone defense.
9. But more importantly, the Browns hit hard on both sides, rushed the passer, rushed the ball and didn’t destroy themselves with stupid play calling.
10. No 0-16.
AND NO MORE RANDY LERNER.
How great does that feel?