Hue Jackson is officially out of excuses

#1 von liny195 , 20.12.2018 08:57

The Cleveland Browns are going to have a decidedly different look when they take the field on Sunday to open the 2018 NFL season against the Pittsburgh Steelers. General manager John Dorsey made sure of that. Dorsey spent the offseason reshaping the Browns roster Youth Larry Ogunjobi Jersey , culminating this past weekend in the roster cutdown, waiver claims and practice squad signings that have the Browns at the NFL-mandated 53 players on the roster. Between trades, free agency and the draft, Dorsey turned over 59 percent of the roster from a team that finished 0-16 last season. In the process, he also kept the Browns as the second-youngest team in the NFL, according to Jimmy Kempski of This will be the third consecutive year that the Browns are either the youngest or second-youngest team in the NFL.Dorsey said that the moves are all part of the master plan, according to fans can be excused if they are a bit puzzled by all this as they have been told for the past few years that the Browns are “too young to win” and that a team can’t build continuity with extensive roster turnover. But we’ve been assured those no longer matter, so need to fear. All joking aside, it would be hard to argue that the Browns are not better right now than they were a year ago. The quarterback situation is strong, as is the running game. The defense is on the rise with a core of players entering their second, third and fourth years in the league. If things break right Youth Chris Hubbard Jersey , the passing game should be fun to watch. Which means that head coach Hue Jackson is finally out of excuses. In his two years as head coach, Jackson as much (if not more) time undermining the previous front office than he did coaching the team. His weekly press conferences were filled with “woe is me” comments, he continually threw people under the bus, leaked stories to his media friends, mishandled the quarterback position in every conceivable way, did an end around to the owner in an attempt to make a ridiculous trade for quarterback A.J. McCarron, and did everything he could to distance himself from the 1-31 record the Browns have posted under his watch.Those days are over, however, and now it is up to Jackson to show that he really is the right man for the job. The front office is new as is more than half the roster. The one constant from the past two seasons of misery is Jackson. So when things start to go bad, and they will at some point this season, and people start looking for someone to blame Womens Kevin Zeitler Jersey , Jackson may not like where the finger is pointing this time. The Browns and Steelers get together on Sunday, seven weeks (and 70 minutes) after playing to a draw in Week One. A pair of defensive players who arrived in Cleveland via round one of the 2017 draft provided the same answer when asked on Friday whether the rematch entails a sense of unfinished business: “Absolutely.”That was the immediate response both from defensive end Myles Garrett and safety Jabrill Peppers.“You do not know who is the better out of the two yet,” Garrett said. “We have to finish it off and see who wins round two.”“I definitely feel like we let them sneak out of here,” Peppers added. “We fought all of the way back, but it should not have even been that if we did what we were supposed to do from the get go. We are just going to go over there focused, ready to go, hungry. They are coming off of a bye week so they will probably have a couple of wrinkles and things we probably have not seen on tape yet. For the most part, we know what we are going to get. We know what their guys are. We know what we have to do to win. It is just about going to battle.鈥滵uring the last battle, the Browns created six turnovers. Can they do it again?鈥淭hat is the goal,” Garrett said. “Six turnovers is a lot, but I think that it is doable. Just have to keep on getting after [quarterback Ben Roethlisberger].”Both players also see the game as pivotal to the season of a 2-4-1 team that has been in position to win six of its seven games.鈥淔or our season and our momentum Youth Baker Mayfield Jersey , we have to come back and punch them in the mouth,” Garrett said. “It is definitely a big game for us as it is for them — all division games are. We have to be on our p鈥檚 and q鈥檚.鈥漇aid Peppers: “You could not write this story any better. Coming off of a tough loss — three tough losses. Two of those, I think, we should have had, but that is the way the ball rolls some times. They are top of the division. We tied them at our place the first game of the season. Now, we get a chance to go up to their place. It is set up perfectly. Get this bad taste out of our mouths and start this run.鈥漈hey’re both right. There’s a huge difference between 3-4-1 and 2-5-1. And if the Browns are going to be true contenders in 2018, they need to find a way to come home from the confluence of three rivers with that third win.

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