- Josh Cribbs is this team's MVP. Even in this losing effort, Cribbs showed why he is the most versatile football player in the NFL. He played almost every position on offense and special teams while excelling all the way. It's a shame the only pass attempt, the 44 yard non-catch to Edwards, wasn't even challenged.
- D'Qwell Jackson continued his play at an all-pro level. He showed great athletic ability on the first near pick and even better on two acrobatic catches for interceptions. Aside from that, one thing that stood out to me was Jackson's intensity. He played with that intensity and fire we have all longed to see out of our linebacking corps. Jackson's hard-hitting style of football makes him one of the lone bright spots for this defensive unit.
- Rob Chudzinski: Fans and writers have grilled Chudzinski all season for a lack of offensive creativity. After this game I don't think anyone can fault him for today's effort. In this game Ken Dorsey took snaps as a wide receiver. Josh Cribbs lined up at halfback, wide receiver and quarterback. If anything, you can't fault Chud because he called one heck of a game.
- Mel Tucker's defense played a poor game overall. While individual efforts padded certain defensive statistics, this performance was much uglier than it looked. The Browns looked lost completely lost out there - failing to bring consistent pressure while allowing Tennessee to have their way in the trenches. What the Titans and many other teams around the league are doing to the Browns is using their strengths against them. Tennessee was able to bait Shaun Rogers - drawing him away from the play with his own aggressiveness while running away from him. The conservative zone coverage schemes were picked apart by Kerry Collins, as he found success with dump-offs and release options underneath.
- Game Management: Romeo Crennel's coaching from a management perspective continues to be sub par. Crennel's passive use of the challenge flag burned the Browns again, as the Edwards' near catch could have changed the game's momentum. The timeout usage at the end the game was baffling, and his decision to punt late in the 4th quarter indicated the loss of a will to win.
- If it wasn't clear by now, Jamal Lewis has lost his status as an elite NFL running back. Part of the reason Baltimore cut ties with Lewis was his indecisive nature and hesitation in the backfield. Unfortunately for Cleveland, both flaws manifested themselves on the field Sunday which resulted in a lack of production (7 carries for 7 yards). Not taking anything away from the Titans, but a better running back gets the job done in this game. Both Chris Johnson and LenDale White demonstrated the proper way to run the football. As a speed back, Johnson showed patience and followed the play design - cutting back only when necessary. Great running backs like Chris Johnson are decisive in their running while maintaining a consistent push towards the endzone.
The Browns are not a very good football team. D'Qwell Jackson and Josh Cribbs are exciting players to watch, and provide hope for the 2009 season.
From now on, Ken Dorsey is auditioning for a backup position next year. His decision making was sub par against a really strong defense, so we'll have to see exactly how he comes out next week. Let's hope Dorsey and the Browns can come out and maintain a shred of respectability over the remainder of the season.