Sunday, October 26, 2008

Jolly Rogers

Good win. Game ball to Shaun Rogers. No matter how many blockers teams throw at him, he always manages to get pressure on the play. It doesn't matter if it's a run play or a pass play, he is there.

The Browns corners had their hands full with 6'6" of Matt Jones today, who finished with 8 catches for 117 yards and 1 TD. Both McDonald and Wright had turns failing to cover the big man. Fortunately, the Jags are a running team, and Shaun Rogers held Jones-Drew and Taylor to an improbable 49 total rushing yards.

Moving to the offensive side of the ball, the Browns are obviously better off with Heiden starting at tight end. His blocking is known to be vastly superior to Winslow's and he is a very productive pass catcher. Don't get me wrong, Winslow has the best hand's that I have ever seen, at any position, but Heiden has always been effective and the drop off is not steep. Most importantly, the offense has just been more productive this season during Heiden's starts.

What does this mean for Winslow? Slot receiver. This scenario has been suggested all year as a solution to our lack of a 3rd wide out problem. The Browns management has shown lately that it has no problem screwing Winslow over. It seems like this move might be the only ballsy thing Romeo might have the balls to do.

1 comment:

Alvaro Espinoza said...

I think Winslow in the slot makes the most sense - I don't know why teams get so stuck up on labeling their players in certain roles - though I think the appeal of Winslow as a TE is the matchup he gets with linebackers. I think a lineup of Heiden, Stallworth, Edwards and Winslow is better than having Steptoe in the mix.