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.”
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. #Browns #NOvsCLE pic.twitter.com/TgzZyguksz
— 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.
If you bet the Browns and thought you had it in the bag with the lead, you have not watched enough Cleveland sports #NOvsCLE pic.twitter.com/f9ikheR3oW
— BetOnline.ag (@betonline_ag) December 24, 2022
Do you like shorts runs, incomplete passes, the occasional first down, and punts? Well my friend, this game is for you! #NOvsCLE pic.twitter.com/RtIInPKGJP
— 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.
3 dropped TDs by #Browns recievers https://t.co/7fBcD8FW9X
— Drew Valore (@dTHATguyV) December 24, 2022
Amari Cooper, David Njoku, and Donovan Peoples-Jones dropped touchdown passes which were costly mistakes.
#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
Some awful playing by Kevin Stefanski here. Back-to-back bad plays on 3rd and 4th down.#Browns are about to lose to a dome team in 6 degree weather. 🤦♂️ @fox8news
— 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.
The play calling is terrible, the defensive coordinator sucks and the receivers suck, 2 touchdown passes dropped, throwing 20 yards down field on 4th and 1, not getting any pressure on the quarterback, this team needs to stop thinking it’s a good team cause it’s not, it’s a terrible team with terrible coaches and players that think this is a good team, we have some good players don’t get wrong, but as a whole terrible
Browns suck, what a ridiculous team this is, played this game like it didn’t mean anything, bunch of pussies losing to a dome team, what a joke
Everett Kimball says
I remember the days, had season tickets back in the 60’s. $21 for seven games. Still have my NFL championship ticket Browns vs Colts. Also at first Monday night game. Great teams and players. Remember the guy in the brown suit who caught the extra point balls. A bit of trivia Brush high girls were Browns cheerleaders.
Jim K says
Stefanski is clueless why do you throw deep on 4th and short ? Another 4th and short if you watched the OL block the LT double teamed his G’s Defender allowing his guy to run free and get Chubb short of the 1st down marker , I saw this exact play a 4th and short run by Chubb oh maybe 3-4 games ago with the same exact result
if i can see it you know pro teams can .
He continues to make the same bad calls time after time this is unforgivable he must go he is not good enough he’s like a RB that fumbles every 10 carries this is big time football something he has proven not
good enough at.
Watson committed the ultimate sin on his last that 4th pass you do not take the sack if you must just throw it
maybe a miracle will happen that beats turning it over on downs with zero success you learn that in high school sloppy team with sloppy effort and sloppy execution equals the current Browns.
Dan Bollinger says
Mr. Haslem once stated he was gonna make it right in Cleveland. My question to him is , when are you planning on starting.
Only 3 teams in afc are worse than the Browns, and they were talking about playoffs, yes 2years ago they went to the playoffs but still only finished 3rd in their division, 2 more games 2 more losses, i wish the media would stop talking about how good the players on this team are, 4 or 5 players are good the rest think they’re good 🤷♂️🤷♂️🤷♂️
Joe Woods needs to go and stefanski needs to turn play calling over to his offensive coordinator or 2023 will be just as bad as this year or worse