Monday, June 30, 2008
Two Brian Brennans. One a football hero. The other, a hero.
Steve King of Browns.com shares story of two Brian Brennans. One is the football player who played for the Browns in the 1980s. The other is an Army 1st Lieutenant, who lost both his legs and suffered trauma to his brain while on patrol in Afghanistan in May.
In other Cleveland Browns news: Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer states the importance of running back Jamal Lewis to the Browns. Pluto provides one stat that shows how durable Lewis is for a guy nearing 30: "After 15 carries, he averaged 5.2 per carry, against 4.1 in the first 15. You can argue that stat reflects the running game simply working better on those days. But like many strong, gifted backs, it's almost impossible to overwork the 5-foot-11, 245-pounder. He wears down defenses." Lewis has even proved he can block, too. Whose block by a running back is better? Lewis on Bart Scott or Maurice Jones-Drew on Shawn Merriman? Both clips are just eight seconds. Can't get enough of this Browns news? How about ESPN's John Clayton taking at a look at the Browns' quarterback situation. It's more about Brady Quinn than Derek Anderson. Talks about Quinn's work ethic and how it may push Anderson to be better. We will see. In other Cleveland news, Norm Clarke of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: Seen in Las Vegas were "NBA stars LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets at 40/40 Club (Palazzo) on Thursday. James also was at Tao." Clarke also said Jacksonville Jaguars running back Fred Taylor was seen at the Tryst in Vegas.