If Cleveland Browns’ first year headcoach Pat Shurmur were a homeowner he would be at the point where he just found out his new dwelling was built on a sinkhole and the foundation is totally fucked. This became undeniably clear during yesterday’s 30 to 12 loss to the Huston Texans. It all starts up front for the Browns offense, as line play seems to get worse and worse. Inexperience, lack of depth and subpar talent shines through on nearly ever snap. Second year quarterback Colt McCoy has no time as the pass rush seems to come on quicker than he can even drop back. Unfortunately the run blocking isn’t any better. On the day McCoy completed 14 passes out of 22 attempts for 146 yards, a bulk of which came late in the game against a prevent defense, aka garbage time. He threw for a touchdown and one pick during the game. Throughout the day he was hurried, hammered and harassed by rushing defenders, being hit eight times and sacked four. While the passing game is nil, the running game is doing nothing to open up any offense. With both Peyton Hillis and Montario Hardesty out with injuries, the Browns turned to two (relatively) new faces, Chris Ogbonnaya and Thomas Clayton, to run the ball. Or more precisely not run the ball as the two combined for 38 yards on 18 carries. Their counter parts for the Texans, Arian Foster and Ben Tate combined for over 230 yards on 31 carries and a touchdown each. While Opposing QB Matt Schuab did everything he could not to blow it going 14 out of 23 for 119 and a pick, though he did have a two yard scamper for a touchdown. The Browns usually stalwart defense seems to be wearing down late in the season, which isn’t a surprise given the number of three and outs the offense has. On the day they gave up 380 yards and three rushing touchdowns. If this really was a season to see where the Browns were at talent wise, don’t expect to see too many familiar names heading back to training camp next year. The perpetually under performing Brian Robiskie was let go earlier this week and it will likely not bode well for the rest of this haphazard receiving core after the season ends. With the Browns knocking at the door of a another top ten pick (currently standing at number 11), one can only hope that they try and improve upon a young defense, turning it into the face of this team, similar to those early Baltimore Ravens teams. As much as it hurts to admit, that defense did win a Super Bowl for a team with Trent Dilfer under center. The massive holes on the right side of the offensive line and wideout, coupled with the uncertainties at running back and quarterback, puts this offense a few years out of contention when trying to build through the draft. With the exception of a stud linemen, looking at a quick turn around of talent through the draft offensively seems almost futile at this point. What good is a touted college talent at running back or receiver on a team that can’t block up front? Through the remainder of the season expect more of the same as Browns management evaluates its (lack of) talent and attempts to repair the seemingly obliterated. One thing is for certain, if they plan to stay the course with the West Coast offense they will need a massive turn over on that side of the ball, as these square-pegged players just don’t seem to be fitting into the round holes of this offensive scheme.