Brownout: Mike McCoy's case not helped

There comes a time, after all the film review and coach discussion and player meetings and practice time — after tedious hours devoted to address a problem — when a man runs out of options.

All he can do is laugh at the issue.

It sure beats crying.

And so Saturday, Mike McCoy took a well-deserved moment to release a fourth-quarter chuckle, a sound too sinister to be Santa Claus when the Chargers allowed a field-goal block six days after allowing an extra-point block. Minutes later, the same field-goal unit took the field with history in the balance.

Did McCoy’s team underperform Saturday?

Or, on a day of disastrous special teams play and nine penalties for 92 yards, is his team’s margin for error so small that, here in Week 16, it is not built to overcome such miscues, regardless of the opponent? 

The Browns have been a laughing stock all season.

On Saturday, they found their match.

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Published at Sun, 25 Dec 2016 01:30:00 +0000