Browns ‘drop’ 12th straight to Steelers
Wearing a novelty T-shirt, baseball cap and sweat pants,
“Oh Lord no, I’m not talking today,” Anderson, who never speaks on the day after a game, said playfully.
And really, after another loss in Pittsburgh, what’s there to say?
Plagued by turnovers, missed tackles, more dropped passes and a defense that gave up 543 yards and couldn’t stop
“It doesn’t happen overnight,” he said. “But it’s got to keep going forward.”
Mangini pledged to stick with Anderson, who is just 11 for 41 passing in his past two starts and had two fumbles and an interception against the
Anderson, who replaced
“There have been times where we’ve moved the ball really effectively,” Mangini said. “We have to do a much better job of not stopping ourselves whether it be with the dropped balls or some throws that are a little bit off, or it could be tightening up the protection or tightening up the routes – all those things – I think we can get better at that.
“There were some positive things that I’ve seen throughout the course of Derek working at quarterback that I think will get better.”
It’s hard to imagine things getting much worse for the
Statistically, Cleveland is near the bottom as the offense is ranked 31st, the defense 32nd – next-to-last and last.
Mangini’s first season in Cleveland isn’t half over and the
It’s not even November and the
With the trading deadline set for 4 p.m. on Tuesday, there’s a chance Mangini could make another move to alter a roster he has revamped with 26 new players.
“In one ear and out the other,” said Williams, who was not credited with a tackle in Sunday’s game. “You never know. You hear a lot of stuff, but I’m not going to take heed to it.”
Williams signed a six-year, $38 million deal with the
A team, like, perhaps the New York
Mangini, though, can’t afford to give up any pass rushers. Without linebacker
Nothing went Cleveland’s way and that included a peculiar fourth-down measurement in the first half, when it appeared the
Mangini shrugged his shoulders and offered a what-can-you-do smile when asked if he plans to call the NFL office for an explanation.
“We’ll get some more clarity on it,” he said. “But nothing can change, nothing can really happen from that. You deal with the next situation and move on.”
At this point, that’s all the