No playoffs for Browns due to schedule, depth issues
By Chick Ludwig
Monday, July 21, 2008
Which AFC North team will be the first to implode in 2008?
That's an easy one. The Cleveland Browns, of course. And it's only a matter of time before the albatross of a quarterback controversy confronts Cleveland. With home games against Dallas (Sept. 7) and Pittsburgh (Sept. 14), the Browns will start 0-2. They'll beat Baltimore on the road (Sept. 21), then lose at Cincinnati (Sept. 28) and be 1-3. During their Oct. 5 bye, look for quarterback Derek Anderson to be replaced by Brady Quinn for the Monday-Nighter at the New York Giants (Oct. 13). Cleveland will struggle the remainder of the season to get back to .500.