The Cleveland Browns gave up an early lead and dropped their Week 16 game to the New Orleans Saints by the score of 17-10.
It was a disappointing Christmas Eve performance that turned fans into Grinch mode.
Here are noteworthy reactions from fans.
1. What Is Happening With The Playcalling?
Twitter user Daneal Lanier made an interesting observation.
“I don’t know why Stefanski has this big sheet? He only calls about 6 plays every series. Not even using the weapons we have.”
— Daneal Lanier (@TherealDaneal) December 24, 2022
2. More Of The Same Frustrations
Even BetOnline knows that the Browns are prone to give up a lead.
— BetOnline.ag (@betonline_ag) December 24, 2022
— Browns Rally Possum (@Browns_Possum) December 24, 2022
Browns Rally Possum pointed out the persistent themes of the game which were “incomplete passes, the occasional first down, and punts.”
Jake pointed out another sad truth.
“That’s every Browns game.”
That's every Browns game.
— jake (@pipefitterJ) December 24, 2022
3. Far Too Many Dropped TD Passes
The worst part of the day was the dropped touchdowns.
— Drew Valore (@dTHATguyV) December 24, 2022
#browns. So Coop, Njoku and DPJ all dropped TDs and Bell gave away an interception in a game that meant something. Good stuff guys, gives us a lot of confidence going into another loser offseason. We obviously need a big playmaking receiver in FA to have any chance next year
— Browns4life (@Browns4life8) December 25, 2022
“We obviously need a big playmaking receiver in FA [free agency] to have any chance next year.”
4. Lost To A Southern Dome Team In The Cold
It is ironic that the dome team from the South managed to pull out the win
— John Sabol (@John_Sabol) December 24, 2022
How embarrassing it would be to lose at home in this weather to a dome team from Louisiana. So unprepared. In-game changes nonexistent #browns
— Brent Casper (@BrentCasper) December 24, 2022
Brent Casper points out the sad truth that has been evident throughout the season.
This team has not been able to make in-game changes to the game plan to counteract what opponents are doing.
The lack of adjustments and flexibility on the fly is perplexing and yet another item that needs to be revisited in the offseason.