Well, almost a week after the fact, I watched the game. A few things stood out.
First, the production sucked. WAY too many close-ups and unique camera shots. SHOW ME THE DAMNED GAME!!! (per usual the announcers make me wonder how they get paid -- they either stated the obvious or were wrong in their observations, not that that's unusual.)
The Browns defense misses Phil Taylor. They also missed a lot of tackles. Made me wonder if their hearts were in it.
While JF$ didn't suck as bad as was widely reported, his O-line did. Most of the trouble came from the revolving door at the center position, though the rest of them contributed to some degree. Manziel made a couple rookie mistakes, most notably the "chuck & duck" interception into the endzone. Overall, though, he played okay. Fix the center position, PLEASE!!! (BTW, Mack can opt out after next season.)
The youth of the team is a BIG factor. Cohesion is lacking. So is character.
Watched the game again today, 4-14-15. I don't have much to add. JF$ looked like a rookie.
Did he look like he had no clues whatsoever? No.
Did he TOTALLY suck? No.
Did he look like the guy that's gonna fix all our QB problems? No.
Did the OL have problems? You bet.
Did the defense allow a few too many yards on the ground? Uhhhh, yep.
Were there WAY too many mistakes for this late in the season? What do you think, MP?
It sure seemed to me that the coaches were restricted to following the owner's dictates.
It also seemed like we had a lot of disinterested players on the field.