Here are a few notes a day after the Browns 23-16 lost to the Ravens -The players will now have the weekend off and come back on Monday and begin prepping for the New York Giants.
-Coach Shurmur said that Josh Cribbs did fly home with the team last night after a devastating hit knocked him out of the contest last night. Shurmur was asked if he thought the hit was legit. He said “it was a good hard hit. I didn’t like that Josh got hurt but it was clean.”
-Shurmur on the drops, “we had a few drops it’s a zero tolerance for that. We must keep working with them, but we played an outstanding defense and we battled.” -Shurmur was happy with his special teams play as the punt coverage didn’t give up any yards and he thought Phil Dawson was unbelievable.
-A matter of fact Kicker Phil Dawson tied an NFL single-game record after connecting on three field goals of 50 yards or longer, including a season-long 52 yarder.
He joined six other kickers who have accomplished that feat with the most recent being Jacksonville’s Josh Scobee on October 24, 2011 against Baltimore. Dawson is 8 of 8 on field goal attempts this season. He has converted on four field goals attempts of 50-yard or longer this year and has made 11 such kicks in his last 17 games.
-Dawson also tied Doug Dieken for third place on the Browns career regular season games played list with 203. Dawson trails only Clay Matthews (232) and Lou Groza (216)
- Rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden completed 25 of 52 passes 320 yards. His 320 yards are the second-most by a Browns rookie, trailing the 322 he totaled earlier this season at Cincinnati on September 16.
Weeden is the only rookie in team history to throw for 300 or more yards multiple times in one season. He joins Derek Anderson (three in 2007) and Kelly Holcomb (two in 2002) as the only Browns to throw for 300 or more yards multiple times in a single-season since the club returned in 1999.
Weeden also completed the longest pass of his career when he connected with wide receiver Greg Little for 43 yards in the second quarter.
-S TJ Ward has thumb injury on his right hand but he should be able to play with the injury as Ray Ventrone is dealing with the same type injury currently.