The drum line was cool. Cell phones worked. Player intro’s were jazzed up. The punting was outstanding. Billy Cundiff didn’t miss a kick.

Ray Horton’s defense attacked as advertised – until it gassed out in the fourth quarter.

And the Browns’ offense sucked the energy out of another opening day.

The latest Browns’ reboot started the same way as all the others. They lost to the Miami Dolphins 23-10. That makes nine Game 1 losses in a row and 14 out of 15 openers since the Browns returned in 1999.

So Rob Chudzinski becames the seventh coach in a row to start his Browns’ career 0-1. No Browns coach has won his first game on the job since Bud Carson in 1989.

“It is one game” Chudzinski said. “That’s what I talked to the guys about afterwards. There’s a lot of football left to be played this season.”

That theme was repeated by others in the losing locker room. And it is true but the lasting feeling of this loss was that Brandon Weeden looked no better than as a rookie in making quick decisions delivering the ball under duress and leading his team to victory.

In a meaningful head-to-head encounter Weeden was severely outplayed by Miami’s Ryan Tannehill. So let the quarterback chatter begin.

Tannehill who was passed up by the Browns in favor of Trent Richardson in the 2012 draft by the previous regime threw for 272 yards and one touchdown in leading the Dolphins to a coveted road win.

Tannehill wore down the Browns’ defense in the fourth quarter with an 85-yard touchdown drive. Daniel Thomas vaulted over from the 1 for the dagger. On the drive Tannehill picked on cornerback Chris Owens for four of his six completions. Buster Skrine added the obligatory pass interference penalty in the end zone on a Tannehill fade to set up Thomas’ TD.

“They made plays. They have a good quarterback” said safety Tashaun Gipson whose interception on a ball deflected by linebacker D’Qwell Jackson set up Weeden’s only touchdown drive late in the second quarter.