Are you watching the Browns … the BROWNS … bulldoze the Cincinnati Bengals at Cincinnati? At the end of the third quarter, it’s 23-3 Cleveland, and it hardly seems if there’s a way they can blow this game.
Brian Hoyer, quarterback directing a team that can run the ball and get stops. I keep hearing about how the guy isn’t very capable, especially on sports talk radio. This morning, one of CBS’s sports talk guests by the name of Brian Billick was trashing Hoyer. Said he’s not going to take a team to a Super Bowl, and that’s the name of the game. Interestingly enough, one of the worst quarterbacks who won a Super Bowl, Trent Dilfer, was Billick’s player. Hoyer is a lot better quarterback than Dilfer was. In fact, Dilfer himself is critical of a lot of today’s quarterbacks, despite him being a tremendous bust during his playing days. There’s a lot of former quarterbacks who’ve made a lot of money bashing current quarterbacks who are better than those old guys ever were. Oh well. They have to make a buck.
Not bad, Cleveland. You’re past the halfway point and it looks like you’re a playoff team. You beat the teams you’re supposed to beat and you contest games against teams that should beat you. That’s all you can ask as a fan.
The Bengals on the other hand, have a problem. Andy Dalton is terrible in big games. Big games meaning those key events that show your team is breaking out. You know, like division games at home where you get you ass kicked. Or a Sunday Night game where you play a slumping Hall-of-Fame quarterback, and you get your ass kicked. It’s not a good thing, especially when Dalton is trending more towards big game failure every year.