Cleveland Browns: "We Erred by Not Tackling Adrian Peterson"

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Earlier this week, a former Cleveland Browns staffer said that the team erred by not drafting Adrian Peterson. Today, head coach Eric Mangini said that his defense erred in not tackling Peterson, during the Vikings 34-20 victory. A game in which Peterson ran for 180 yards and 3 TDs.

"In hindsight, we should have done a better job of tackling him," said Mangini. "I had hoped to confuse the Vikings by not tackling him, since that is what every other defense tries to do. Apparently that didn't work."

Mangini did succeed in messing up gameplanning by not naming a starting quarterback, Brady Quinn, until early this week. Unfortunately, it was the Cleveland offense, and not the Minnesota defense that suffered.

"Yeah, that one backfired too," said Mangini. "I guess next week, I'll have to wait until Friday to name a starting quarterback instead of doing it on Monday or Tuesday. The Denver Broncos are in for a world of hurt."

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