Browns, Rams both have reason to panic
Of the teams that had bad days in week one of the 2009 NFL season the Cleveland Browns, and St. Louis Rams have the biggest cause for concern. While both of these teams lost, they actually proved how bad they actually are. It will be between these two teams, and the Detroit Lions in a race towards the worst NFL record and 2010 number one overall draft pick.
In Cleveland the reins have been turned over to QB Brady Quinn. While they struggled to score and move the ball Quinn doesn’t seem to have much faith in star Wide out Braylon Edwards. Two years ago Edwards caught 80 balls 1,289 yards and 16 TD’s. There seems to be little chance of him repeating that after only catching one ball for 12 yards in week one.
The news for the St. Louis Rams isn’t any better. The Rams were shut out by the Seattle Seahawks, and star running back Steven Jackson was shut down. He managed 67 yards of 16 attempts. However 22 of those yards came on one run, so we can safely presume that the Rams will have great difficulty moving the ball. Since that is a team in the midst of a total rebuild it shouldn’t come as a big shock, but the ineffectiveness Jackson has to be of great concern.
In the end these are two pretty bad football teams, that each have a lot of rebuilding to do. With that being said not using the weapons they already have will not lead either of them to any success.