The Day After: Green Bay Packers Win Over The Browns

From the Press-Gazette:

There’s no point having a big back if he can’t break tackles, which is why RB Ryan Grant’s performance was so encouraging...

That included 26 on Grant’s long run, on an inside zone play he broke to the edge for 37 in the fourth quarter. The sustain up front from RG Josh Sitton and RT Allen Barbre was tremendous and FB Quinn Johnson picked off ILB Eric Barton, allowing Grant to get square, hit his aiming point and find the crease.

I was trying to see who took out Barton on that run, but it was blocked out on the replay. I shouldn't be surprised to find out it was Johnson. I'm not a fan of FB John Kuhn's run blocking, and they seem to be much better with Johnson. The article makes a few more good points about LT T.J. Lang, NT B.J. Raji, and "the Browns' grade-school simple" offense.

Despite the horrible game, Eric Mangini has decided to keep moving full speed ahead. QB Derek Anderson will remain the starting QB in Cleveland. He's so bad, he makes QB JaMarcus Russell look better by comparison. QB Brady Quinn won't be making a run to the Pro Bowl, but his QB rating of 62.9 is miles ahead of Anderson's 40.6. 

Unfortunately for WR Brett Swain, he'll have season ending knee surgery, according to Mike McCarthy, which leaves them with only 3 healthy receivers (WR Jordy Nelson got hurt last week). According to the Press-Gazette, the most likely candidate to replace Swain is practice squad WR Jake Allen.

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