GameTime Cleveland 183: NFL Final Four
January 14, 2014•38 min
Summary: The Browns' search for a head coach continues into its third week. Candidates are dropping like flies. The NFL gets down to it's Final Four and there are no surprises for a change. The Cavs get embarrassed in Sacramento. What can be done to fix this team? Is it time to just tank it? It's GameTime! Hosts: Mike Kresic, Tom Kresic Running Time: 38:51 1Q: Browns Coaching Search Only two coaching vacancies remain open - Cleveland and Minnesota. All of the candidates the Browns have interviewed have either withdrawn or taken a position elsewhere. Since Seattle is still alive in the playoffs, we won’t know if Dan Quinn is an option (he already interviewed) or if Denver OC Gase wants to talk to us. A report over the weekend said that candidates were calling Chud to get the lowdown on the Browns front office. ESPN NFL Insiders have termed our situation “toxic”. Wonderful. No matter who they end up hiring, they’ll tell us it was who they wanted all along. Will a young coach with no previous HC experience be able to build a respectable coaching staff as all of the other teams are busy filling their own needs? Don’t worry. We’ll have giant new scoreboards at the stadium this Fall!!! Woo Hoo! 2Q: AFC Divisional Playoffs No surprises in round 2 as both home teams advanced. Patriots crush the Colts 43-22. Patriots win with ZERO TD passes from Brady. All scores on the ground. LeGarrette Blount led the way with rushing 4 TDs. Brady only 13/25 and 198 yds passing. Andrew Luck threw his 7th INT in the playoffs (3 vs KC, 4 vs NE) against nine all season. Broncos handled the Chargers 24-17. Chargers woke up too late with a TD and an onside kick recovery. They made it close, but not close enough. Peyton’s playoff record improves to 10-11. His legacy is being questioned by many. Just a great regular season QB? Manning “only” threw for 230 yds on 25/36 passing with 2 TDs and a pick. Rivers was 18/27 for 217 yds and 2 TDs. Broncos unable to rush (65 yds) Sets up another Peyton/Brady battle for the rights to go to the SuperBowl. 3Q: NFC Divisional Playoffs Seahawks beat Saints 23-15. Ridiculous, poorly executed last play involved a forward lateral when they could have just gone out of bounds to stop the clock. Payton being too cute again? Pretty boring game. Beast mode was the best player on this day. Russell Wilson 9/18 for 103 yds. Marshawn Lynch rushed 28 times for 140 and 2 TDs. 49ers beat Carolina 23-10. Physical game. They beat up on Cam Newton and broke his will. Too much fighting and show boating in this one. Kaepernick mocking Newton’s SuperMan TD move. Just play football. Their reward is a trip to the toughest place to play right now (Seattle). 49ers vs. Seahawks should be another slugfest. 4Q: Cavs blown out on the road Cavs are 13-24. They play the 14-23 LA Lakers tonight. Blech. A 44 point loss to the Kings on Sunday, losing 124-80. How low can we go? Kyrie missed 11 of 14 shots. Time to tank like everybody else? What can be done to fix this team?