Actually he did bobble it all by himself on the initial catch, Holmes had time to recover and bat it away on his 2nd attempt to catch it....
True. He did bobble it at first but he almost certainly would've recovered it if Holmes didn't knock it away... That was a huge play at that point. Could've been a monsterous momentum-shift on their end....
You may have not heard his name, but he and a DB completely whiiffed on a tackle of Holmes on the game winning play. Barton actually pulled up and avoided hitting Holmes. It was weird. Like each of them expected the other guy to make the tackle.
Putting the ex-Jets issue aside...me thinks the Browns are a team on the rise.
If you saw that Browns game...the players were sky high for those Pats. They played a disciplined game...with a high intensity and focus. Browns are well coached too. The players looked and reacted as if they were willing to go through a brick wall for Mangini and that CS. And it showed in not only dominating the Pats... but in their play against the Saints and our Jets as well.
The results since Colt McCoy took over at QB...2-2...against top contending teams. Just as the Jets experienced this past Sunday...browns are now tough to beat. The way they're playing with McCoy the QB...they still have a shot at 7-9 wins.
I wish Mangini and his team well...just not against the Jets.