Hue Jackson, Browns Drop 12th Straight Opener 29-10

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The Hue Jackson era got off to a horrendous start this afternoon as the Browns (0-1) dropped their 12th straight opener 29-10. To make matters worse, they went up against a young man that the scouting department didn’t view as a starting caliber QB. The Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) would then move up and grab this young man, who looked very good today. Carson Wentz absolutely embarrassed the Browns’ secondary, throwing for 278 yards on 22-37 passing with two touchdowns and NO interceptions. Wentz went 4-5 for 54 yards and threw a touchdown pass on the opening drive of the game. Not bad for a guy that only played 30 snaps in the preseason.
On the other side of the ball, Robert Griffin III didn’t play so well. He completed 12-26 passes for 190 yards with an interception. No touchdowns. He did have an opportunity for one, but badly missed Andrew Hawkins in the end zone, which led to a field goal. He also ran five time for 37 yards, but it came with a price. RGIII has a sprained left shoulder after being hit on a scramble. It’s highly unlikely that he’ll play next week, so be prepared for another Josh McCown adventure. Oh, and to add insult to injury, Cameron Erving snapped a ball OVER RGIII which led to a safety….then an Eagles touchdown.
Personally, most of the blame and anger should be thrown at the Ray Horton defense. A defense that gave up 403 total yards and couldn’t get stops to get off the field. The defense was shredded in the passing game, leaving receivers wide open and of course, playing the receiver and not the ball bit them in the rear end as well. Tramon Williams can’t cover anyone and Danny Shelton was just invisible again. However, rookie defensive end Carl Nassib recorded his first sack, and Christian Kirksey also recorded a sack and a tackle for a loss. They did get to Wentz and hit him eight more times, which had Eagles fans on edge with him already having a fractured rib.
There really isn’t much else to say here. It was a horrible game on both sides of the ball, and Coach Jackson has a lot of work to do. Eagle receivers were wide open a majority of the afternoon and defensive backs weren’t even looking for the ball when they were covering someone. The offense couldn’t get into a rhythm. Receivers were dropping passes. It was like déjà vu today. Then, as if things couldn’t get anymore disturbing, the Browns ran possibly the worst fake punt I’ve ever seen. This “process” they’re going through is going to be painful to watch, and frankly, Browns fans can’t take much more of this. They don’t deserve the nonsense that’s been put on the field since 1999. They deserve better. The only question that remains, is when?
Other notables:
Browns
-Isaiah Crowell ran 12 times for 62 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 16 yards
-Rookie receiver Corey Coleman caught two passes for 69 yards
– Terrelle Pryor caught three passes for 68 yards
Eagles
-Ryan Matthews ran 22 times for 77 yards and a touchdown
-Jordan Matthews caught seven passes for 114 yards and a touchdown
-Nelson Agholor hauled in four passes for 57 yards and a touchdown.
Next Week: vs Baltimore (1-0; def. Buffalo 13-7 Wk1), 1 PM, First Energy Stadium
Game Ball: Carson Wentz (22-37, 278 Yds, 2 TD)

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Hello everyone. My name is Raymond Bosak and I live in Cleveland, Ohio. I am a die-hard Cleveland fan, and have been my entire life. I am looking forward to bringing you some excellent Browns, Buckeyes, and Indians coverage, and maybe some Cavs things too. Everything I write will be honest and upfront. I’ll aim to have a couple articles per week, including some game previews and reviews, 5 things to watch for, and game ball and game MVP(s).

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