Cleveland Browns: 5 takeaways on offense from the loss in Baltimore

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In a game where not much went right for the Browns, they did have 386 yards of total offense. Nothing to sneeze at, but when you turn it over fijve times it loses its luster.

When the Browns were able to move the football, a big reason why was the play of Rashard “Hollywood” Higgins. Higgins hauled in seven catches on 11 targets for 95 yards. Corey Coleman was largely inefficient and was eventually injured. Kenny Britt was a no-show again, but Seth DeValve and David Njoku filled in nicely with some timely catches and their share of timely drops.

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It is somewhat shocking to me that the receiver that was cut, unclaimed, put on the Browns practice squad, then brought up a few days before the game would lead the team in receiving. Ultimately, it is a testament to how bad the Browns receiving corp truly is.

With a dark cloud over Corey Coleman and his hand injury and Britt’s inefficient play thus far, this performance of Higgins could hopefully be the confidence boost he needs to step up in this offense.

Last week I called out the Browns’ secondary receivers for not stepping up in a game where there were so many passes to go around. This week, I’ll have to call on them again to fill the void of both Coleman and Britt as this early season moves along.