By now you know the routine. Its gameday and JBB wants to get you ready for the battle between the Raiders and Browns. Of course we don’t like to give you the normal analysis. We prefer to do things differently.
Few franchises have the fan following of the Raiders and Browns so it was a no-brainer when we reached out to Steve DiMatteo over at Dawg Pound Daily.
Steve represents his faithful fan base well and had fun playing along with our odd line of questioning. Here is what DPD’s lead writer had to say.
Q: If Colt McCoy were a sports talk radio host who would he most resemble?
A: This is a tough one, but I think Colt McCoy resembles Scott Van Pelt quite a bit. He isn’t flashy, and he isn’t one to make headlines much, but Van Pelt goes about his job and is fairly consistent, and that is something McCoy has always banked on.
Q: Peyton Hillis or the Balloon Boy: Who is worse at handling sickness?
A: If you ask anyone in Cleveland, he/she will say Hillis after the bizarre media storm that circled the city for a good two weeks. Rather than let the issue die down, Hillis continued to answer questions regarding his absence from the Miami Dolphins game. He gave the media plenty of fodder to get it through the bye week and had everyone in Cleveland questioning not only him, but the front office. I might not be doing it justice, but let’s just say the sharks have been circling Hillis for weeks and are surely waiting for it to be brought up again.
Q: Joshua Cribbs scores a TD or Kamerion Wimbley gets a sack: Which is more likely to happen Sunday?
A: The Browns’ offensive line has looked much better in recent weeks, but it’s going to be tough for Cribbs to score a touchdown this game. It’s most likely not going to happen while on the field as a receiver, not with the way this offense is struggling. He always has a chance to score as a kick returner, but it’s even tougher to score a touchdown that way, so I have to give it to Wimbley on this one. Plus, he could be fired up against the team that traded him.
Q: If JaMarcus Russell and Andrew Walter were to take on Tim Couch and Brady Quinn in a tag team match who wins and why?
A: You know, I wanted to say JaMarcus Russell and Andrew Walter, without a doubt, but I can’t guarantee that Russell wouldn’t be too busy with his “purple drank” to even show up to the fight. Tim Couch was always scrappy and Quinn, well, he’s got huge biceps, so I’ll take them.
And finally…the most important question of all…
Q: Cleveland Defense/Special Teams: Start or Sit?
A: Sit, sit, sit. The Browns don’t have a particularly great rush defense and got blown out by the Titans 31-13 before going on the bye week. I have a feeling Darren McFadden is going to have a field day against them today.