Thursday, December 13, 2012

Boomer Report: Browns welcome to town RG3, & the Reds/Indians make a trade

With RG3's status uncertain for Sunday's game,
the Redskins might have to go with back-up
Kirk Cousins vs. the Browns.
As much as I would love to see RG3 play (live) come Sunday afternoon, I like the Browns chances a little bit more going up against back-up QB Kirk Cousins (At least I would hope so, haha).

As I watched RG3 leaped off the field a week ago vs. the Ravens, I thought, great, gets hurt the week before I get to go see him live, just my luck.

RG3, says he feels "pretty good" about his chances of playing on Sunday, but I guess the final say will come down to the coaches & front office, as they will want to keep RG3 healthy, as he is their prize possession to the franchise in the years to come, after trading away a number of draft picks to acquire him 2nd overall in last springs NFL Draft via a trade with the St. Louis Rams.

Regardless, of who starts for the Redskins, its that time of year, in which I make the trip up to Cleveland with the men of the family, to watch the Browns in person. With this being the final home game of the season for the Browns, it would be nice to bring home a win, and see the Browns finish the home portion of their schedule at 5-3 on the season. Personally, for the past three seasons, we have all been witnesses of a Browns victory on our annual trip up to the stadium by the lake, and as the Browns look to make it four-straight W's, the Comstock men, will try and do the same, haha (jinx!).

Series records: Washington Redskins against the Cleveland Browns

T-Rich looks to set the franchise rookie record for rushing
touchdowns vs. London Fletcher & the
Redskins D.
Washington Redskins (7-6) vs. Cleveland Browns (5-8) Game Preview

Whichever QB the Redskins go with to start, the Browns are out to provide once again, that they are continuing to "turn the corner" and want to keep winning ballgames. The Browns (5-8), are currently on a three-game winning streak, the teams longest since Dec. 2009 when they won the teams final four games. The Browns are starting to play well on both sides of the ball. The offense has scored 20 or more points in the past four games (22.5 points per/game), while the defense has been stout allowing just 14.5 points per/game in that same span. Improvement on both sides of the ball is still evident, as they face a Washington Redskins (7-6) squad still in the thick of the NFC playoff race, looking for their fifth-straight win. Browns running back Trent Richardson, with one more rushing TD will set the all-time franchise rookie record for rushing touchdowns, is tied for 3rd in the league this season with 10 touchdowns from scrimmage. The Redskins have themselves a quality rookie backfield as well, along with RG3, Alfred Morris, the 'Skins rookie running back has rushed for over 1,200 yards while scoring 7 times. An option-look offensive spread with RG3 & Morris out there (similar to watching a college game), the Browns could see it a little differently if Cousins gets the start. Browns rookie QB Brandon Weeden & his receiving corp, could have themselves quite a day vs. a Redskins D that ranks 31st in the NFL in passing (289.3 per/game), while ranking 7th in the league in rushing defense (98.8 per/game). While it would be nice to see RG3 in person, especially if its going to be cold and rainy, it won't break my heart if he has to sit this one out. It's for his own good, :) HERE WE GO BROWNS, HERE WE GO!

Side note: The Browns are 8-5 all-time vs. Washington, splitting the two meetings since coming back in '99 (winning at home in 2004, 17-13 & losing on the road in 2008, 14-11).

Shin-Soo Choo acquired by the Cincinnati Reds in three-team (9 player) deal

As both an Indians & Reds fan, this works out well for me. Choo, gives the Reds the CF they were looking to land this off-season, to help the Redlegs, as they are built to win now. As for the Indians, they get some quality pitching that will hopefully be in the organization for years to come and...Drew Stubbs. haha