Cleveland Browns: 3 takeaways from loss to the Buffalo Bills
First, the positives. Robert Griffin III led the Browns in rushing against the Bills, and had a touchdown run that put the Browns down 17-10 in the third quarter. End of the positives.
Griffin had another rough outing, routinely missing short throws and not being able to find anything deep. His receivers did drop several passes, but he had several bad misses on the day.
He did run the ball well, but it nearly got him decapitated on several occasions. It is nice to see Griffin making plays with his feet, but it was also clear why that isn’t a popular strategy for players trying to stay healthy.
With next week’s game against the San Diego Chargers being the last game the Browns have a realistic shot of winning, Hue Jackson will have a hard time sticking with Griffin if he wants to win. It comes down to how desperate Jackson is to win, and whether he thinks Cody Kessler gives the team a better chance at victory, which he does.
There is no reason to fault the Browns for taking a chance on Griffin during what was expected to be a tough year, but he is not giving the offense any chance to succeed. At least Kessler had the team playing competitive football, when he was able to stay healthy.