Between now and game time, I’ll use this space to focus on each of the six former Browns on the 53-man roster who will return to Cleveland this Sunday.
Quincy Morgan has a vague idea what the Browns might try and do on offense. But that understanding doesn’t come from his three seasons with the Browns; rather, it originates with the 2004 season in Dallas, where current Browns offensive coordinator Maurice Carthon was in his second year on Bill Parcells’ staff.
“On offense, from being in Dallas, I know what they’re doing on offense, so I might highlight a few things to the defense from the sideline,” Morgan said.
Defense, though, is a different matter entirely.
“All I know is what I see on film right now,” he said.
Morgan is actually two stops removed from his days with the Browns; he first joined the team in 2001 — the same draft that brought Gerard Warren — and then moved to the Cowboys on Oct. 19, 2004 when he was sent to Dallas in exchange for fellow wide receiver Antonio Bryant.
It would be another year — and another change of jersey, from Cowboys white and blue to Steelers black and gold — before he’d have the chance to return.
“That first time, I wanted to go back and play them again and beat them,” Morgan said, “and I was in Pittsburgh and we beat them real bad.”
Forty-one to nothing, to be exact.
“This time it’s just a game,” Morgan said. “I’m trying to help (the Broncos) win and that’s all it is.”