As 50 degree weather breaks up the ‘Polar Vortex,” or the “Bomb Cyclone” here on the North Coast, I find myself pondering the conundrum that all of our sports teams seem to find themselves in on a weekly basis.
The Browns get all-world wide receiver Josh Gordon back this week, and he’ll likely push our offense from a meandering unit into something a lot more than that, while our defense is missing four key starters from a unit that was struggling anyways.
The Cavaliers have their big three in place, and for stretches look like the best team in the NBA, but somehow every worry we had (rim protector, no defense, no understanding of the offense) at the beginning of the year has come true, and the team is struggling mightily.
The Indians truly seem to have a solid foundation in place, but also seem to be to close to their internal cap to do much about it except hope they don’t regress, and improve on last season.
Seriously, it should be easier than this, right?
Let’s get driving, before I start comparing Cleveland sports to tennis.
Josh Gordon is back with the Browns, and he’s going to really do some damage against a really bad Atlanta defense. Atlanta’s defense currently ranks last in total yards per game (403.4 yards per game), and more importantly, they are dead last in passing yardage per game (281.2). While that certainly makes things look bleak for the Falcons, it actually gets worse. Starting cornerback Robert Alford broke his wrist last weekend, and will be out two-to-four weeks, so they actually could be worse (or better, depending on how you look at it) than they’ve been. Continue reading