Daily Dawg Tags: DeShaun Watson presents a challenge
By Thomas Moore
The Cleveland Browns head to Houston on Sunday to face the Texans and dynamic quarterback Deshaun Watson, who will present the defense with a challenge.
The Cleveland Browns face another challenge on Sunday when they take on the Houston Texans and quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Watson has thrown for 12 touchdowns and rushed for two more as he has added a new dimension to the Texans offense.
If the Browns hope to contain him it will take a group effort, linebacker Joe Schobert told clevelandbrowns.com:
"“Population, just getting as many guys to him as possible. When he starts to scramble and you try to tackle him in the open field, you have to bring your feet. Especially in the pocket, bring your feet because that is when he likes to duck and guys will fall off his back and stuff. Not leaving your feet and then just population. Everybody has to be aware, no matter what, if you are not in man-to-man coverage, you have to have your eyes on your zone and him. If there is a scramble, you need to be able to react and hold him up.”"
It should be interesting to see what defensive coordinator Gregg Williams cooks up for the game.
Cleveland Browns news:
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What DeShone Kizer’s benching means for his future (clevelandbrowns.com)
"The last time Hue Jackson benched a rookie quarterback here, he became the third string quarterback and now stands on the sidelines in street clothes every week. It was Cody Kessler last year against the Ravens, and the move foreshadowed Kessler’s demotion to inactive third QB this season. But Jackson’s benching of DeShone Kizer, in the second half of Sunday’s 17-14 loss to the Jets and for Sunday’s game in Houston, is different."
Emmanuel Ogbah returns home after supporting hurricane relief (clevelandbrowns.com)
"Browns defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah is heading back to Houston for a game against the Texans and some “home cooking” this weekend."
Dallas Cowboys set to go to running back committee (ESPN)
"In the back of their minds the Dallas Cowboys had to know this was coming with Ezekiel Elliott. With the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday vacating the injunction that had allowed the Dallas Cowboys running back to play, Elliott is facing the six-game suspension that was handed down by the NFL in August for violating the personal conduct policy. And the Cowboys are facing life as a sub-.500 team trying to win games without their top offensive threat until the Nov. 30 meeting against the Washington Redskins. Replacing Elliott will not be easy."
Chargers-Raiders still set to be played in Oakland (NFL.com)
"Wildfires that have scorched the Bay Area, leaving more than 20 people dead and destroying countless properties, continue to wreak havoc on the region. The air quality in northern California has reached unhealthy levels due to the fires, putting into question the viability of Sunday’s game between the Chargers and Raiders in Oakland."
Eagles erase all doubt with win over Carolina (ESPN)
"The Philadelphia Eagles’ legitimacy as contenders was in question thanks to the quality of their opponents over the first quarter-plus of the season. They had won four of their first five games heading into Thursday night. But three of those victories came against the New York Giants, Los Angeles Chargers and Arizona Cardinals, who have a combined record of 3-12."