The Cleveland Browns got their teeth knocked down their throats but some players still looked good.
The Cleveland Browns didn’t look very good on Sunday against the New England Patriots but the team did have some players who stepped up and did some work. To be clear, some means three. i really had to look for a third until I remembered Cade York went 3-3 from the field.
Seriously, just three players showed any bit of improvement from previous weeks and that is worrying. It’s even more worrying when you realize just how little impact one of the best players on the team actually can have.
The Browns are a mess, and there’s a lot of blame to go around but for right now, let’s at least give some respect to those few who showed up on Sunday against the New England Patriots.
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Myles Garrett is no Aaron Donald, and to see how little impact his good game actually had against the New England Patriots has me doubting so much. He did have two sacks and did get two tackles for a loss. The stat line is good, but the performance wasn’t. And let’s be honest, Garrett has always scored well with PFF but even when he had help inside and out, the Browns weren’t seeing him truly affect games. His lack of a presence in non-passing downs is beyond obvious.
For a third receiver being asked to play above his station, Donovan Peoples-Jones is a solid player. He didn’t have the flashiest of games, he had 78 yards on just four receptions, but considering how bad the passing game is, 78 yards is pretty impressive.
Well, this is where we’re at. The kicker who can’t kick extra points is on the list. Remember in the preseason and after the Panthers game when people were screaming “THIS IS WHY YOU DRAFT A KICKER”? Well, he went 3-3 on the day, and his coach doesn’t trust him. The Browns drafted him to kick field goals and Stefanski is almost dogged in his refusal to go with the points. That cost him again on Sunday. But hey, we drafted a kicker. Yay for us.