Cleveland Browns: Grades from 28-7 loss to Ravens

Nov 10, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) runs as Cleveland Browns cornerback Tramon Williams (22) chases during the third quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 10, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) runs as Cleveland Browns cornerback Tramon Williams (22) chases during the third quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /
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Nov 10, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown (13) throws throws during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Baltimore Ravens defeated Cleveland Browns 28-7. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 10, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown (13) throws throws during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Baltimore Ravens defeated Cleveland Browns 28-7. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /

Quarterback: F

The quarterback situation is going to be the biggest question surrounding the Browns following Thursday’s embarrassment. Of course, this is due to the fact that three different quarterbacks took snaps for the team, yet none were injured. The strategy behind this is puzzling to say the least.

Regardless, it was a train wreck for the quarterbacks. While it didn’t help that they were forced out of the pocket on nearly every play, both Cody Kessler and Josh McCown made atrocious decisions.

When it was all said and done, Kessler threw for 91 yards and a touchdown, and McCown completed less than half of his pass attempts, totaling 59 yards. This was with the Browns dialing up 32 pass plays, accounting for 73 percent of their total plays. McCown also threw two interceptions in his limited time, and took three sacks.

On a night where no one felt left out, rookie Kevin Hogan also made an appearance. His two plays included a handoff which was blown up in the backfield, and a quarterback draw which moved the ball one yard.

It is safe to say that Cleveland quarterbacks failed, making poor circumstances unbearable. When the team scores just seven points, a lot of the blame will be placed on the quarterback’s shoulders. In Thursday’s case, there is good reason to continue this tradition.