Jimmy's Take: Browns lack an offensive playmaker

6:56 PM, Sep 15, 2013   |    comments
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Hello from Baltimore, everybody, at M&T Bank Stadium where the Browns lose to the Baltimore Ravens.

Here's the magic equation: if you come into Baltimore to play the defending Superbowl champions + you are only going to give up 14 points = you should win the ball game!

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The Browns only gave up 14 points today and lead at the half, once again, but they are a team without a playmaker on offense.

Trent Richardson is trying to slug it out with the running game, but the Browns have no threat in the passing game.

And with Josh Gordon being suspended for the first two games, you could see the Browns offense crawls. There is no deep threat, no big play coming unless the defense absolutely blows the play. 

So the Browns cannot score. And if you can't score, you've got a lot of trouble.

The Browns are totally, without a playmaker on offense in the passing game!

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Browns wide receiver Davone Bess says, "We had a great camp, a great preseason. We're not making the necessary plays. Coach is putting us in a position. We're all accountable. We all have to make the necessary plays when the opportunity presents itself."

"Third down -- we've got to be able to own that down and be able to execute under the critical moments in the game."

Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns tight end added, "We're a young team, and we're going through some growing pains, clearly. And I think we got better from last week." 

"We just need to continue to make the corrections each week. We'll find out tomorrow what we really need to work on and we'll take it from there."

Browns running back Trent Richardson says, "You've got to respect that, that's a good defense, and that's a good team. As of right now, they're still the Superbowl champs."

"It is what it is. You've got to play football when you play against them."

Here's the good news, Gordon is coming back next week when the Browns go to Minnesota to take on the Vikings. 

Whether or not Brandon Weeden can play after he cracked his hand on a helmet late in the ball game, remains to be seen.

But with Gordon coming back, maybe the vertical game will come back to the Browns.

You know, all that talk about the Browns' offense being explosive now that Norv Turner is here? So far, it's just been a dud. 

Final Score: Ravens 14, Browns 6.


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