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liny195 Posted: Fri Dec 14 03:29:48 2018 Post | Quote in Reply  
  Antonio Callaway The Cleveland Browns have relied on wide receiver Jarvis Landry through the first quarter of the season [url=http://www.thebrownsfootballauthentic.com/chris-hubbard-jersey-authentic]Youth Chris Hubbard Jersey[/url] , with 32 percent of the team¡¯s pass attempts targeted toward the veteran receiver.Landry has responded as he leads the Browns in receptions (24) and yards (312) and, perhaps just as important, is averaging 13 yards per reception ¡ª which would be a career best for the fifth-year player.The Browns are going to need more than Landry, however, if they want to keep the offense humming along under rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, and rookie wide receiver Antonio Callaway should be an obvious choice. Callaway flashed his talent in Sunday¡¯s loss to the Oakland Raiders when he turned a slant pass into a 59-yard gain. The flip side is that Callaway finished the game with just three receptions for 54 yards even though he was targeted nine times on the day. That type of inconsistency is not exactly uncommon in a rookie, but it may lead to Callaway finding himself on the sidelines a bit more come game day. Head coach Hue Jackson alluded to that possibility when he met with the media on Tuesday, saying that having Callaway take a step back may help him take a big step forward in the passing game, according to clevelandbrowns.com:It will be interesting to see if Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley decide to go down that route. Reducing Callaway¡¯s playing time could mean that the Browns would have to rely on veteran Rod Streater, a neutral option at best, or rookie Damion Ratley, who is even more unproven than Callaway. Of course, if it opens up more opportunities for running back Duke Johnson, that is never a bad thing.In the long run, if working to get the game to slow down a bit for Callaway helps him become a more consistent receiver, then that is an idea that Browns fans can get behind as the raw talent is certainly there.Hopefully it doesn¡¯t take too long for him to get his game back up to speed.Browns¡¯ offensive snap counts, stats, and PFF notes: Week 1 Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on offense for the Cleveland Browns¡¯ Week 1 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.QuarterbackPosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsIt is really easy to look at Tyrod Taylor¡¯s first start with the Browns and make snap judgments. There is no sugar coating it: overall [url=http://www.thebrownsfootballauthentic.com/kevin-zeitler-jersey-authentic]Womens Kevin Zeitler Jersey[/url] , it was a bad performance for him. Passes were inaccurate and underthrown. He held the ball long and took 7 sacks. But it was also played in heavy rain the whole game, which undoubtedly impacted throwing conditions for both quarterbacks.The ¡°good¡± from Taylor is how he broke down the Steelers¡¯ defense with his legs, running 8 times for 77 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown. Taylor has always opted to protect the ball, but with the extra weapons he has this year, he might need to find that right mental compromise of being a little more aggressive and trusting in his guys to make a play.Per PFF, Taylor was ¡°skittish in the pocket, held onto the ball too long and struggled to get his receivers involved.¡±Running BackPosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsThe final stat line (2.8 YPC) for Carlos Hyde doesn¡¯t look sexy, but I thought it was a good debut for him, and he had a nice second half.One thing that can¡¯t happen is Duke Johnson only finishing the game with 1 catch. Now, he was targeted 6 times, but the timing of those short passes just wasn¡¯t there with the line ready to bat them away.Rookie Nick Chubb had 3 carries, a couple of which were strong-looking to begin the second half. But he also had one big miscue in pass protection that led to a sack. Johnson was also blown up once in protection, contributing to a sack. Those were actually all 4 plays he was in on for the game.Wide ReceiverPosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsI still have to keep the rain factor in mind, but I don¡¯t like seeing a final stat line in which Josh Gordon has one total catch. Now, that one catch was a big one ¡ª coming at the two-minute warning to complete the comeback for a touchdown. You look at the Buccaneers, though, and they had Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson combine for nearly 300 yards and 3 touchdowns against the Saints, the team Cleveland faces next week.Jarvis Landry was adjusting to poorly thrown passes all day [url=http://www.thebrownsfootballauthentic.com/baker-mayfield-jersey-authentic]Youth Baker Mayfield Jersey[/url] , and still caught 7 passes for 106 yards. He also continues to show a knack for getting under players¡¯ skin, drawing a 15-yard penalty on CB Artie Burns for blocking hard.Rashard Higgins ran a great route late in the game to get a 38-yard sideline catch to help set up Gordon¡¯s game-tying score. Rookie Antonio Callaway was shut out after only being targeted once, and you can see that based on his low number of snaps, he really wasn¡¯t treated as a starter. Rookie Derrick Willies had one snap.Tight EndPosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsThis wasn¡¯t the day we wanted for David Njoku. You felt like the pair were so close to connecting on several big plays, but a few varying factors got in the way. Early in the game, Njoku tried to make a one-handed grab, but there was a no-call on a defender for hitting him in the head/neck area. Later in the game, a hot read was zipped just past him in the seam, and then on the next play, he dropped a first down pass right in his breadbasket. To start overtime, Njoku flashed open before the Steelers¡¯ safety came over to deflect the pass.We don¡¯t know if it¡¯s just because it was his first week back or if it is a sign of things to come, but Seth DeValve played just 6 snaps. Orson Charles was in for 7 snaps, and Darren Fells saw an expected workload as the blocking tight end.Offensive LinePosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsThe decision to start Desmond Harrison at left tackle led to some issues in Week 1. What can you expect for an undrafted free agent who suddenly not only gets his first start, but in a rainfest that goes longer than an average game? He had three penalties ¡ª two false starts, and one illegal formation ¡ª and was beat a couple times. PFF, however, believes he ¡°held up for the most part.¡±Things weren¡¯t much sharper for the rest of the offensive line, including a rough-looking debut for right tackle Chris Hubbard.Veteran guard Earl Watford played three snaps as a sixth lineman.



 



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