Game Analysis: Individual Performances

Fred Greetham analyzes at the individual performances in the Browns first pre-season game

OBR Browns reporter Fred Greetham takes a look at some of the individual performances in the Browns first pre-season game. The Browns lost to the Eagles 20-7 in Philadelphia.

Kellen Winslow-- Winslow saw his first action since the second game of the 2004 season when he broke his leg against the Cowboys. Winslow caught a short pass from Frye on third-and-short but the Eagles were offside so the play was negated. Frye went to Winslow on the next play and threw a quick out for a six-yard gain. Winslow played into the second quarter and finished with two catches for seven yards.
Alonzo Ephraim – Started and seemed to hold his own. Droughns was able to get a couple of runs up the middle behind him. Ephraim played the entire first half and was flagged with a false start. He seemed to have a decent outing for his first time in the role.
Charlie Frye—Frye's first pass was a six-yard pass over the middle to Droughns. Frye was 4–of-7 for 23 yards with a QB rating of 63.4. Frye was 0-of-3 on third downs and had a long pass of just seven yards.
Ken Dorsey—Dorsey's biggest play was a short pass to Steve Heiden, who turned it into a 22-yard play. Dorsey scrambled out of danger on a couple of plays, but was unable to get out of the way as he was sacked twice. He was 5-of-9 for 48 yards, but was sacked twice.
Derek Anderson—His first pass was under pressure and he missed a throw to Brandon Rideau. He also missed a wide open Frisman Jackson as he bounced the ball to him. Anderson finished 3–of-4 for 21 yards, but also had a fumble.
Lang Campbell—His first pass should've been caught, but it went off of Kendrick Mosley and was intercepted by the Eagles. Campbell led the Browns down field for the team's only score of the game as they went 80 yards in eight plays.  He was the only quarterback in the game who threw the ball down the field. He finished 8-of-14 for 77 yards, including one touchdown and one interception.
Nat Dorsey—Gave up a sack early in the second quarter and was called for holding on the following play. Dorsey looked as though the defensive end went around him several times.
William Green—His play was non-descript in his battle with Lee Suggs for backup running back. He had six carries for minus three yards.
Lee Suggs—Suggs had three carries for 11 yards and caught a pass for eight yards.
Jerome Harrison—The rookie speedster didn't get on the field until late in the game, but he made the most of it as he took a pass out of the backfield for an eight-yard touchdown. He also had a five-yard reception.
Brandon Rideau—He dropped the first pass to come his way, which didn't help his chances of making the team. He finished with no catches.
Travis Wilson—Wilson made a fine diving catch on a pass from Campbell for 20 yards to take the ball to the Eagles' eight.
Josh Cribbs—Made a bid to be in the receiving corps as he hang on to the first ball thrown his way for a 13-yard gain. He caught another slant in the third quarter and finished with two catches for 23 yards.
Kamerion Wimbley— Wimbley made a nice stop on the goal line against the run. He showed a good burst on the outside and drew a holding call as he blew by William Thomas on a first quarter play. Wimbley made a tackle coming from behind the play.
Brodney Pool—Pool a nice stop inside the one in keeping the Eagles out of the end zone and ultimately the Eagles settled for a field goal. He also broke up a pass in the second quarter on third down. Pool picked up a fumble recovery after a hit by Mason Unck, but the play was reversed as the officials ruled the runner was down.
D'Qwell Jackson—He started on the inside in place of the injured Chaun Thompson. Jackson had a stop on third-and-long on a pass over the middle.
David McMillan—McMillan made a nice move and put pressure on Jeff Garcia on two straight plays. He sacked Garcia on the first play and then raced by Eagles' left tackle William Thomas for another sack on the next play. McMillan showed the most in his time in the game.
Pete Hunter—Hunter got the start in place of Gary Baxter and was involved in the Eagles first 10 points. He was beaten by Hank Baskett for 33 yards to set up the Eagles first field goal and then was beaten for a touchdown by McCants to give the Eagles a 10-0 lead in the third quarter.
Mason Unck—He showed good hustle and led the team with six tackles. He also caused a fumble which the Browns recovered, but the play was overturned by a challenge.
Babatunde Oshinowo—The backup nose tackle sacked Timmy Chang in the fourth quarter. He was pushed back on a couple short runs up the middle as the Eagles ran the ball late in the game.
Special Teams
Dave Zastudil—Showed good leg, actually kicking the ball into the endzone on his first two punts. However, he pinned the Eagles on the one on his third attempt.
Jereme Perry—Perry went flying down the field and was waiting with his back to the goal line as he caught the ball on the one.
Justin Hamilton—The rookie seventh-round draft choice was flying down the field and belted J.R. Reed on a punt return in the second quarter.
No Go: The following players were held out of action: CB Gary Baxter, LB Chaun Thompson (calf), WR Braylon Edwards (knee) and LB Willie McGinest.
Hallen Update: Reports from OL Bob Hallen's agent is that Hallen will announce his retirement from the NFL on Friday. OL Ross Tucker, who was acquired by the Browns from the Patriots on Tuesday didn't play in the game. Hank Fraley, backup center/guard for the Eagles was seen talking with Crennel after the game. Fraley had been the starter with the Eagles the past four seasons, but was relegated to the backup role this season. Some speculation is the Browns would like to acquire him to be the starting center.

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