a big game today.
Talking Steelers Browns.
Um, this game is going to mean a lot for the rivalry, for the outcome of the division.
For the wild card.
This could possibly be the biggest game of the season for the Browns.
And even for the Steelers, they still got a few games.
Last few tough games left, But it's gonna be a good one.
Um, I think that really the key for the Brown.
There are a lot of keys for the Browns, and we're gonna go over those.
Sorry about that.
We're gonna go over those later on.
Um, I do want to touch on the Freddie kitchens.
Pittsburgh started a T shirt situation Go browns.
Darn right, baby. Here we go.
Um, I think that the Pittsburgh started it.
Freddie Kitchen used when the Pittsburgh started in a T shirt.
And that was it.
Kind of got blown out of proportion a little bit, but you saw I mean, a lot of people on Twitter have have seen, um, Pittsburgh players coming in with their own T shirts.
See, there was another another guy.
I'm not really sure who he waas.
That's not meant to be a joke.
I just had no clue.
He was, um, he was wearing a It was a Pittsburgh.
It was a cartoon Pittsburgh player peeing on a Browns player.
So really, I kind of I'm not revealing.
I think that this rivalry is really about to get back, and I think it's gonna be a very trippy game. Old game.
Um, juju Smith. Shuster's out.
James Counter is I believe he's out to Mary's.
Greg Robinson's out.
It's gonna be a very weird game.
Both teams have some injuries.
It's gonna be tough.
But getting back to the Freddie Kitchens aspect of him wearing the shirt, I think that really it it got blown out of proportion.
But at the same time, I want I want to touch on it from two perspectives.
Um, is from a professional perspective.
Um, I think was really dumb.
I think it made him look very unprofessional.
I think that there was a lot that that it said about him as a coach.
I think he's he's not a great coach.
I think that he's still got.
He's still got to get some experience underneath his belt before we consider him a good or even great coach.
Um, during the off season, A lot of talk was Howard.
How's Freddie kitchens? How is John Dorsey? How are these guys going to keep all these? All these personalities under control.
If you're Freddie Kitchens, you can't be one of those personalities.
You can't be a personality that the front office that the teams have to worry about.
I'm not saying that Freddie Kitchens can't have a personality, but I am saying professionally, it didn't look good from a fan perspective, though, that's what I want to see from a head coach.
So that's really where it's tough.
You get these guys that are that have to be professional, professional sports, professional, sports, media, people on Twitter saying that Freddie Kitchens shouldn't have done that.
And then fans coming at at those people e.
I get it because from a fan perspective, it's awesome.
It's so sweet, it's super cool.
But from a professional media perspective, it made him look a little immature and made him look a little dumb.
It made him look like he shouldn't have done that, but now you got Pittsburgh players where on their stuff and kind of just going back and forth, and like I said, it's gonna get chippy.
It's gonna be fun.
I think this game is about to be.
It's gonna be sweet.
Um, there there's a lot, a lot to talk about.
A lot to go over.
Um, with juju being out, it's their offenses.
Won't juju in James Connor their offenses that it that much more of a disadvantage.
You're starting Duck Hodges, who? I believe he's getting his second or third start of the season in the second or third start of his career.
Um, today because Mason Rudolph one was not playing very well into, uh, Mike Tomlin benched him, but I think he benched him for multiple reasons, and we're gonna kind of get into into some conspiracies here.
But I think that Mason Rudolph really did set them up for failure.
And I know that going into this game, especially what happened last time we put the Steelers.
Two weeks ago, Mason Rudolph was going to get this had taken off in this game.
I'm not saying that the bones were dirty, but I'm saying that this is a rivalry game and I think that that when you got two teams that are arguably the biggest one of the biggest rivalries in the NFL, it's it's gonna be It's gonna be chippy things, guys, for joining the broadcast.
Um, yeah, I sure hope we got this one.
It's gonna be again. It's gonna be fun.
I think it's gonna be tough.
Just because we're in Heinz Field haven't won at Heinz Field in a very long time, but it's gonna be tough, but I think I think we got this just because their offense Is it such a disadvantage? Um, I don't know.
There's so much to go over.
Ogunjobi being back is going to be huge.
Um, but really, the one key for us for the Browns to win this game is turnovers.
Uh, the Browns cannot be turning the ball over Baker.
Mayfield cannot be throwing picks.
I know he's he never fumbles, but I'm just saying Nick job can't be fumbling the ball.
If the receivers are not gonna catch it, it has to be bedded down.
You can't be trying to catch it and unpopular back up in the air.
It's not gonna work in a game like this with such a great defense.
The wide receivers have to learn to be defensive.
They have to play defensively if they're not going to catch the ball.
If Joe Hayden or one of their other corners jumps in front of a past, they have to be ready to try and get in there and knocked the ball out of their hands or bet the ball down.
You can't be trying to catch a Baker Mayfield pass and batten it up in the air or or letting it even get a chance to get up in the air and Joe Haden or makeup.
It's Patrick or TJ water.
I think it's gonna be interesting.
Ah, yeah, Baker does have to be very sharp.
You're 100% right.
And then I think that his accuracy is going to be huge in this game.
If he's accurate and continues to play the way he has throughout the past few weeks since the Buffalo game, I think that we're gonna be fine.
Like I said, if Baker Mayfield in this offense can, uh can just remain clean and not not get as many turnovers a CZ, they did throughout the first half of the season.
I think they will be perfect.
I think that this this offense is ridiculous.
It's a top tier offense when we're not turning the ball over.
So if we're not turning the ball over, we can be a lot of teams in the NFL.
Go back and look at some of the games that we played in the first half of the season.
The Rams, the Titans, the Patriots, the Seahawks turnovers killed us.
So I think that that when this team is not turning the ball over when they're not getting interceptions fumbles, I think that this team is very, very good defensively.
I think this game is going to be very fun.
I think that this this has the opportunity to be a very defensive game from for both sides.
I think that if if the Browns can show up, which I believe they will be just because the Steelers offense again we've talked about their missing juju, Emerson, James Counter.
They're starting the third string quarterback for I think it's second or third game of the season.
It's they're not going to play.
They're not going to be that insane offensively, so I think that's really where the Browns have to not shoot themselves in the foot.
They cannot let Doc Hodges and Deonte Johnson and and backup are Jalen Samuels.
They cannot let these guys, these backup players shoot them and take them down.
That's gonna be tough, I think just because Duck Hodges, he's not great.
But he's clearly better than Mason. Rudolph.
I think that thanks for joining the live stream marching champ.
Um, Doc Hodges is not is not that good, but he is better than Mason Rudolph clearly, because that's how Mike Tomlin feels.
I'm Mike Tomlin put Duck Hodges in because, um, he feels that he's better than a shirt off.
Yeah, it is Devlin, but his his nicknames Duck, Everybody keeps kind of joking around and making fun of him for that.
The big the big the big joke is duck Hunt the brown There, the dogs used to used Thio hunt the hunter docks in the Nintendo game.
So that's the big joke.
Going around on Twitter right now is ah, the dogs.
You're gonna hunt ducks today, so it's gonna be a good game.
But I do want to kind of get into a little bit of conspiracy here.
Uh oh, yeah. You're Goodman.
I figured I should much, you know, Um, but I do want to kind of get into a little bit of a conspiracy for anybody who ah, hasn't seen Mike Tomlin's post game press conference from last week against the Bengals.
Mike Tomlin did kind of throw a lot of shade at and Mason Rudolph and I think that Mason Rudolph, even though he has not played, he never played well.
He was constantly throwing picks.
He wasn't really doing what the Steelers needed him to do.
Mike's family kind of threw some major, shaded him and kind of dogged him a little bit worse than any other coach I think would have.
And I think that that's that's saying something.
I think that, uh, I think that there might be some things that were said from the NFL to Mike Tomlin about about what happened on the field that night two weeks ago.
On that Thursday night game, I think that maybe the audio wasn't released.
Maybe the NFL didn't release the audio, but they did say Yeah, basin.
We're all said something.
Hey, Mike Tomlin.
Yeah, I'm a severed off.
It came out that Mason Rudolph did use that racial slur.
You might want to bench him or before we take our own action.
I think that that's something that's a very high possibility because quarterbacks are miked up.
Um, yeah, the Browns are gonna have trouble if they make it to the wild card.
But, um, yeah, I think that quarterbacks are miked up.
They constantly have those microphones out there on the sidelines.
They catch everything that everybody's saying.
So I think that for for the NFL to come out and say that they never got any audio of anything that Mason Rudolph said or was said that night, I think that's a little ridiculous.
And I think that the NFL did come out and say, Hey, we found something, but we don't want to make it public So they went to Mike Tomlin and they said, Yeah, I'm like, Hey, Mike, he was saying some stuff out there and you need to bench him before we take our own action.
Um, now, how true is that? I don't know.
I'm not an insider.
I don't know these things, but for Mike Talman to just get on there and trash Mason her off like that was a little odd.
Quarterbacks have had bad games.
Quarterbacks have had bad seasons.
Quarterbacks have not played well.
I mean, heck, Nathan Peterman went in through Or was it six interceptions in a game? And his quarterback wasn't getting up there, saying that he was killing the team that he was.
They were better off without him basically, and I think that's that's crazy that my tummy went out there and did that.
And there's only one logical explanation to to him doing that.
And I think that, like I said, I think the NFL might have came to Mike Tomlin and said, Yeah, you need to bench him before we take action and, uh, I don't know, it's gonna be interesting.
I think that really wants the off season rolls around.
I think that's really one will finally get word of everything uh, going on with.
With Mason, Rudolph, the Pittsburgh Steelers and even the big hole big band situation, Big Bang does not look like a quarterback that he was even at the beginning of the season.
He he has put on weight he's he's not the same guy.
Granted, once he heals up, he will have all offseason to kind of slim down back to his normal weight.
Get get to really where he wants to be.
But I think that, ah, that we could see a Big Ben retirement here either this offseason or next offseason, especially depending on how the Steelers play next year.
If Big Bend is does decide to return, Um, let me give you some final.
Ah, some final predictions here.
A final score prediction and maybe some stats.
Mayfield's gonna have a good game.
I don't think he's going to play out of his mind.
I think that the Browns are going to continue to run the football.
I think Nick Chubb is gonna have a great came like that.
I'm gonna say Nick Chubb has 130 yards, two touchdowns.
Our Karim Hunt has 75 yards rushing and oh so 65 yards rushing and one receiving touchdown.
I think Odell Beckham continues his his touchdowns.
I think he has one day.
I think Jarvis has has a good game.
Um, right there, that's 28 points.
I say we get one more touchdown.
I'm not sure who it's gonna be, though.
Maybe maybe Jarvis has a touchdown.
O'Dell has a touchdown.
Nick Chubb has touched her two touchdowns and, uh, yeah.
All right, so we'll go 35 2 35 24.
Cleveland Browns Win this one.
Um, I don't even know.
You want a tight end? Prediction? Um, I don't leave.
I mean, we haven't heard any word on David and joke.
Oh, I I don't think he's playing today, so I think we're still We're still with Ricky Seals Jones and Dimitris Harris and, uh, that same Ricky Seals Jones has It has a decent game.
He has, like 25 to 30 receiving yards.
It's gonna be a good game.
I think that this offense really has an opportunity to pop off if they want to.
But again, that's all.
It's all based around turnovers.
It's all based around turnovers.
I'm gonna do a Steelers prediction really quick and think Hodges throws for I think he throws for 200 today.
I know a lot of Browns fans don't want to hear that, but it's really the first time we've seen Hodges, obviously, the team has been watching.
The team has been watching film and getting getting close up eyes on how he plays, so I think.
But I still think that getting out there on the field and actually defending Hodges is going to be a different task.
I'm not saying that he's gonna light us up, but I think that 200 yards is something that, ah, that you should expect today.
Um, Miles Garretts, obviously not in So our defense isn't going to be is great, is it? As it has been in the past.
So I think that hajis knows for 200.
I think deonte Johnson has about anywhere between 75 to 90 yards receiving a touchdown.
And I think Jalen Samuels has about maybe one touch himself.
It's gonna be a good game.
Guys, go brownies.
It's gonna be fun.
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