From the forums of The Orange and Brown Report, my PM (private message inbox) has been filling up with questions regarding the team, specific players, and what is transpiring with the team. Here are Quick Hits from those the PM messages:
LA: I do not see Quinn getting on the field anytime soon,
Q: Is it me or does Jamal Lewis appear to be a little slow to hit the hole. It just appears to me that he is indecisive, do you see the same thing?
LA: Jamal Lewis was never the quickest in the backfield, but he was better than average. I have some concerns in regards to how quick he hits the hole and as well as his vision. He looks to be attempting to make something out of nothing on occasion, while there are lanes fairly close to him. Another issue of note was how quick and decisive Jason Wright was on his couple carries against the Ravens. At this time, the Browns run blocking is not nearly as effective as the pass blocking has been and may take awhile to come around. In the meantime, expect more of the same from Lewis.
Q: With the state of the defensive line being so poor, why don't the Browns sign someone or call a player or two up from the practice squad?
LA: Too bad the Browns do not have the talent available on the practice squad to immediately improve the run defense and pass rush. The two rookies on the practice squad (Pittman and Purcell) have some ability, but are raw players. They do provide an energy this defensive line lacks and may be an alternative later in the season, or if injury further hampers this line. As for signing a player, the available talent which could come in would be limited.
Q: Why is Jerome Harrison on the roster if the team does not intend on playing him?
LA: It's called depth and development. Right now,
Q: You noted in a thread in the
LA: It's coming out of that dome on top of my shoulders actually. Seriously, Willie McGinest may not make big plays at this stage of his career, but he knows how this defense works and is great at getting guys pumped and into position. If there is one man on the defensive side of the ball that can make an impact other than Wimbley, it is McGinest and his knowledge. Watch him closely on the field, he is always talking and moving guys into position (or out) due to the play.
LA: The staff likes Carter's speed and quickness and Savage
traded the 2006 starting running back for him.