Three pregame Browns-Bengals thoughts
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Three quick Bengals-Browns pregame observations and such…
1. Joe Thomas plays his 100th game today. He’s never missed a snap.
He’s a warrior. And a stud. And someday he’ll be in the Hall of Fame discussion.
Drafting hasn’t been the Browns thing — though drafting between third and seventh certainly has — but they got that one very right. Thomas is still playing at a high level and deserves better. Maybe, sooner than a bunch later, he’ll get it. He was great last week in the Browns first win of the season and will need another big game today.
He won’t likely see James Harrison much, but that’s good for Harrison, who has bullied a lot of bigger tackles in his outstanding career but never did much against Thomas.
2. However it goes, and however long this lasts, and even if he never starts another game, Brian Hoyer is starting a game in Browns Stadium today.