Latest News Surrounding the Browns and the Jags
The defeated Browns face a (surprisingly) decent team from North Florida who has a record 6 – 3. The annoying thing is that, some within that organization feel that is enough to validate trashing their former employers. I don’t recall Brian Hoyer giving his former employer grief that he moved on to Cleveland and led the team to a 6 – 3 record. To see what I am referring to – just look to the next paragraph.
In case you have not heard about it, former (and mediocre) defensive back Tashaun Gipson let his thoughts be known about the Cleveland Browns. The athlete is disgruntled after Sashi Brown and company did not sign him to a lucrative deal (though he was offered more money by the Browns during the season than he agreed to with the Jaguars). Gipson said he feels for the fan base and they deserve a winner – to which I agree. However the shots at the franchise are low hanging fruit, and I am not sure of his end game – so I am moving on.
Back in the Lineup
Wide receiver Corey Coleman has been elevated to the active roster and figures to have a key role in this offense on Sunday. I would appreciate if he could get separation from defenders, secure the football, and make plays for this offense. It might take time, but some great flashes would be ideal for the Browns. If the team actually wants to have a respectable unit – having a solid first round draft choice in the lineup would be a good start. Maintaining health for multiple contests would be refreshing for a change, otherwise the Browns ought to be looking for another #1 wideout next April.
Conclusion: The Jaguars are the better team and have a tremendous defense. I give the Browns a slim chance to win, but an upset here would be very nice. Not only has Jacksonville been just as putrid of a franchise as the Browns over the past few years – shutting up Gipson would be great. Perhaps the Browns can finally get it done in this contest – but the running game and Deshone Kizer must continue to build upon their performances over the past few weeks. I am not concerned about their passing attack, but rookie Leonard Fournette is a solid runner would could get the Browns’ defense winded. Getting Blake Bortles to turn the football over should be imperative.