By Brad VanFossan
If only they could leave Jake Delhomme there. I wonder if any Browns players will hug Lebron while they're down there? It seems to be a new Cleveland tradition. I haven't decided if I'm going to watch this game or get caught up on some cleaning and laundry so I thought I'd write a pre-game article for a change.
Browns vs. Dolphins sounds almost as bland as the meals served at the late Boston Market, or as a friend of mine used to call it, Boston Hospital. Eric Mangini vs. Tony Sporano. Sounds more like the guest speakers at the Youngstown ITAM (Italian American War Veterans) spaghetti dinner or a couple of guys running a craps table at a stag.
But back to sports and non playoff teams. The Dolphins come in at 6-5 and the Browns arrive in Miami with a record of 4-7, and were inches away from losing to the 1-10 Carolina Panthers last week. The Dolphins feature Chad Henne at quarterback, another quarterback in what is starting to be a long list of Michigan quarterbacks that never beat Ohio State. Henne has a mediocre (and that's kind) 11 touchdowns and 12 interceptions on the year. I smell an interception or two, Joe Haden maybe?
Speaking of smelling interceptions, unfortunately Browns quarterback Jake Delhomme (it pains me to say that) has a throw the closest thing at the TV inducing 1 touchdown and 6 interceptions. Freaking yikes. This guy makes me yearn for Derek Anderson or Brady Quinn aka Tim Tebow's backup.
I look for this to be a sloppy game, again. Just like last week. The Dolphins will give the Browns a nice dose of Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams, and I don't think they will stop them from accumulating nice yardage at the end of the day, but I do think they will stop them from breaking a big one. The Browns, thanks to Seneca Wallace saving the day after Delhomme gets pulled in the second quarter, make fewer mistakes and capitilize from a couple Henne picks and get the win 24-20.
Take that Marc Anthony, Lebron, Crockett and Tubbs, and the '97 Marlins.