Questions, questions, questions about the Browns …
*Can we please quit worrying about the Detroit Lions supposedly faking injuries and start worrying about winning a game and making this team better?
*How about the Browns fake getting a loss and instead get a win?
*Aren't the Lions so bad that the Browns should have been able to beat them even if head coach Jim Schwartz's team had faked having the H1N1 flu?
*If the Browns can't beat the Lions – the Lions, for crying out loud – then who can they beat on the remainder of their schedule?
*Will the Browns finish the season with a franchise-worst 1-15 record?
*How in the name of total collapses could the Browns have blown a 24-3 first-quarter lead to the Lions – the Lions?
*After Brady Quinn aired it out with a barrage of long passes in the first quarter, throwing for 151 yards, why did the Browns for the next three quarters sit on the ball like an old hen trying to hatch an egg?
*The Browns did some good things offensively on Sunday, but how good, really, were they since they came against the Lions?
*Can Quinn be the quarterback for the Browns next season?
*Should the next Browns defensive coordinator who uses the prevent scheme at the end of a game while trying to protect a lead, thus preventing the team from winning, be made to wear a pair of the god-awful brown pants the team dons for road games?
*Was Hank Poteat kidding when he said it's OK to knock a receiver into the middle of next week while the ball's in the air just because the quarterback is scrambling, or is he really that misguided?
*And while we're talking about Poteat, why in the name of Hanford Dixon, Frank Minnifield, Clarence Scott and Warren Lahr was he playing ahead of rookie Coye Francies, who was de-activated before Sunday's game?
*Do the Browns really think that 6-foot-8 tight end Greg Estandia is more of a threat split out on the edge in their five-receiver set than another rookie who was de-activated before Sunday's game, No. 36 overall draft pick Brian Robiskie?
*Robiskie is a good player, so what's the deal with the fact he is a non-entity on the team right now?
*Other than for injury-related reasons, if the Browns bench Quinn in favor of Derek Anderson the rest of the season, do you think fans should protest by showing up at the next game wearing Dick Shiner and Don Horn throwback jerseys?
*The next time the Browns run the ball up the middle on both first and second down for three straight series, do you think fans should protest by showing up at the next game by wearing Henry Hynoski and Ben Gay throwback jerseys?
*Is this the worst non-expansion team the Browns have ever had?
*Was the loss to the Lions the worst the Browns have had this year?
*If defensive end Robaire Smith isn't the pro's pro of all the players on the Browns, then who is?
*Have you noticed that left tackle Joe Thomas is having another Pro Bowl season despite all the problems swirling around him?
*The Cincinnati Bengals, who host the Browns on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium, were awful the last several seasons but turned it around this year, so do you think Cleveland can emulate that and right the ship in 2010?
*Is Eric Mangini the head coach to try to make that turnaround next year, and will his future be determined in any way, shape or form by the Browns' desire to sell more tickets and club suites in 2010?
*And please, when evaluating Mangini, can we keep the personal attacks – the character assassinations – out of the conversation?
*Do the people who use those types of character assassinations really have a life?
*If owner Randy Lerner blows this up in the offseason and starts again from scratch, are you prepared to patiently wait for the next regime to institute its program?
*Right now, is Mangini the face of the Browns?
*George Kokinis is gone, but does it matter, and are the Browns better off or worse off without their former general manager?
*Do you think former head coach Romeo Crennel and ex-general manager Phil Savage are getting delight over watching the Browns struggle like this in their absence?
*What is your greater wish for the rest of the season, that the Browns win a few more games or that the Pittsburgh Steelers lose out?
*Was it any consolation after the Browns blew that game to the Lions that the Steelers blew that game to the Kansas City Chiefs?
*Is Phil Dawson the greatest kicker the Browns have ever had?
*Is Dave Zastudil the greatest punter the Browns have ever had?
*Is Ryan Pontbriand the greatest long snapper the Browns have ever had?
*Is Joshua Cribbs the greatest returner the Browns have ever had?
*What does it say when the four best players on the club are special teamers?
*And finally, instead of dealing with all these questions, how much would you give to be able to legitimately ask your friend, "Do you think the Browns can stay red-hot and win the AFC North?" ?