Cleveland Browns: 5 offensive takeaways from Week 1

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The supporting cast of playmakers continues to disappoint

DeShone Kizer certainly wanted to get everyone their share of the rock on Sunday as he targeted nine(!) different receivers, completing passes to eight including all three running backs. No receiver was targeted more than six times.

Kasen Williams was the only receiver to be targeted and not catch a pass, even though he had a very good chance in the second quarter but did not realize where he was on the field and caught it out of bounds.

I did not see hide nor hair of Sammie Coates all game long, and the same could be said for Kenny Britt for all but two plays. I’ll refrain from the expletives that could be used for his wide-open, dropped pass in the middle of the field, but the long and short of it is that supporting cast of receivers needs to step their game up.

Kizer spent a lot of time holding on to the ball with good protection, only to find all of his receivers covered due in part to their inability to gain separation. In order for the Browns to win games this year, they are going to have to see some playmaking ability from someone not named Corey Coleman.