The Cleveland Browns played the New York Jets this Sunday and came up short; 17-14.
Once again, one of the many issues in this game was the quarterback play. Rookie DeShone Kizer had another forgettable day, completing 8/17 of his passes for 87 yards and an interception. Kizer has serious issues with going through his progressions, making the right read, and holding the ball for way too long. This ultimately led him to be benched and replaced by second-year quarterback Kevin Hogan. Hogan had a nice day completing 16/19 passes for 194 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.
The defense had a great day only allowing 212 total yards and forcing an interception into the hands of cornerback Jason McCourty. The number one overall pick Myles Garrett showed why he was selected at the top of the draft. Garrett sacked former Brown Josh McCown twice in a matter of nine snaps. It’s clear that he wasn’t fully healthy because of his limited stats. Look for Garrett to come back next year and tear it up again.
What do we do with Hue Jackson? He’s now 1-20 as head coach for the Browns. Jackson’s play calling is suspect and it almost seems as if this team is worse than last year. I’m not sure how much patience Jimmy Haslam has left for Hue Jackson, but he’s got to figure this out before he gets himself fired.
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