There is something to say about doing just enough to get a job done. On one hand, some may say its slacking off, on the other putting in the extra effort might totally blow up in your face in a huge mess ran out of control. That being said, the Browns did just enough to get their first win of the new season against the Indianapolis Colts with a final score of 27 to 19. Though looking at the box score would leave one to think that the Browns did much more. Colt McCoy finished connecting on 22 of 32 passes for 211 and one touchdown. He connected with eight receivers, half of which were members of the young wide out core. It was the first game that second round draft pick Greg Little stood out as a potential number one catching a majority of the passes with four receptions for 38 yards. While these numbers don’t seem eye bulging, it does show that he is starting to breakout and instill confidence in McCoy’s mind. In turn, McCoy further silenced his detractors who say he lacks the arm strength to be a professional quarterback. The first came on a play that found Colt flushed from the pocket. With Hillis cutting across the field open, it first appeared that McCoy blew the throw as it whizzed behind the running back. However, McCoy saw one of his favorite targets, tight end Evan Moore nearly alone in the end zone. McCoy sailed the cruise missile-like pass beyond the grasp of the Colts defends with power and accuracy for the Browns first touchdown on the game. The second to receiver Mohammad Massaquoi at the one yard line, in double coverage that saw McCoy throw it on the run with laser accuracy and plenty of zip on it. This play lead to a one yard TD run for running back Peyton Hillis, his first of two on the day. Hillis had a quite, but good game with 94 yards rushing and two touchdowns. He was also featured in the passing game with an additional 24 yards. Perhaps the most promising part of the game was the play of the Browns young defensive line. Rookies Phil Taylor and Jabaal Sheard both flex some muscle, giving fans across Northeast Ohio reason to look forward to a bright future. Sheard’s play really stood out. Last week the Bengals keyed in on the slightly undersized defensive end, as he is more built for pass rushing then stopping the run. Showing his football smarts, he suggested to defensive coordinator Dick Jauron, that he switch sides with veteran Jayme Mitchell. Through out the day, they switched, causing match up nightmares for the Colts offensive line. Sheard finsihed the day with four tackles, one assist and a sack. Taylor is also starting to show why the Browns were so high on him, passing over a number of other defensive players during the draft to select him in the first round. His presence in the middle as both a rusher and a stop gap for jamming up the line is being felt on a regular basis. While he finished with two tackle, three assists and one deflected pass, his play opened up holes for rushing linebackers and secondary players as he required a double team on nearly every play. Another rookie defender that had a standout game was Usama Young, who recorded his first NFL interception in the fourth quarter, which he returned for 28 yards, after missing the preseason with nagging injuries. While his name wasn’t called too much during the game, it also wasn’t called during blown coverage plays, which is a good thing. Someone on the Browns who knows a thing or two about not wanting to hear his name called is Joe Thomas, who looks like he will be going to another Pro Bowl this year. Yesterday Thomas was assigned to cover heavy-hitter Dwight Freeney. It is marquee match ups like this that showcase Thomas’ abilities in both pass and rush protection. While Freeney did break away on one play to get a sack and a forced fumble, he was quieted for the rest of the game. The most promising part of the game though was the return of disciplined play on behalf of the Browns. After being penalized regularly in last weeks game, it was nice to see that they got their heads on straight. The Browns were penalized only three times for 49 yards, two of which came on calls attributed to Pro Bowl corner Joe Hayden. Though if fans want to see more of Hayden’s physical play they will have to learn to live with the occasional defensive holding and pass interference calls. Going forward the Cleveland Browns young team looks to be starting to develop together into what could potential be a solid core of players for a few years to come. While they were playing a down on their luck, Peyton Manning less Colts team, they did what they had to do to get the win. While every week can’t promise this level of competition, it is good to see the team winning the games they should, which didn’t happen last week.