Browns keep throwing to tight ends, looking ragged vs. Patriots – Terry Pluto’s halftime scribbles

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Scribbles in my pocket book as New England leads the the Browns, 10-6. Good information for Browns fanatics, rookie Cade York made box targets from 48 and 38 yards. That was once about it for the offense.

1. What did the Browns do on their first force? Play No. 1 was once a brief go for six yards to Harrison Bryant. The subsequent play featured Jacoby Brissett rolling out and underthrowing a protracted sideline go to Pharoah Brown, the Brush High School product who’s the No. 3 tight finish. What more or less plan was once that?

2. This isn’t a knock on Brown, who has battled to keep a a number of NFL roster. But David Njoku is their highest tight finish. Harrison Bryant catches the ball neatly. Brown has been with Cleveland, Houston and Oakland in his 5-year profession, catching 46 general passes.

3. Anyway, the go to Brown was once intercepted. Just a odd means to open the sport – the primary two performs passes to tight ends, and Njoku now not concerned.

4. New England took the ball down box and was once stalled on the Cleveland 1-yard line. Then New England trainer Bill Belichick made up our minds 3 issues was once higher than none. New England’s Nick Folk kicked the quick 19-yard box purpose.

5. On their subsequent ownership, the Browns threw a 33-yard go to Njoku. Their early sport plan should love tight ends. The Browns drove down the sphere, have been stopped. York kicked a 38-yard box purpose. A just right signal after him lacking two box targets remaining week.

6. New England had a number of foolish consequences within the first quarter: Two false begins. They had a prolong of sport. An unlawful block within the again. A participant who ran out of bounds after all zone, then got here again into the top zone to catch a go. That is also a penalty.

7. Myles Garrett pressured a strip sack on QB Bailey Zappe. The Browns recovered the fumble. Drove down the sphere. It was once fourth-and-1 at the New England 18 backyard line. Cleveland went for it with a QB sneak to Brissett. He was once stopped. Brissett got here into the sport 32-of-33 changing QB sneaks. It appeared the Browns rushed that play and weren’t very sharp when it got here to the blockading.

8. New England took a 10-3 lead on a 31-yard TD run by means of Rhamondre Stevenson. It was once 3rd and 10. The Pats referred to as a easy draw play to their superstar working again. The Browns have been at a loss for words. Stevenson broke previous the road of scrimmage and was once long gone. That completed off an eight-play, 87-yard force.

9. Brissett was once 9-of-17 passing for 91 yards. He wasn’t very sharp. The tight ends have been the celebs of the Cleveland sport plan. Eight passes went to them, six have been stuck. Amari Cooper had one catch for 7 yards. He did draw a pass-interference penalty.

10. Running the ball? Nick Chubb 30 yards on 8 carries. Kareem Hunt 11 yards on 3 carries.

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