Cleveland Browns: Takeaways on offense from the loss in Houston
By Andrew Seibt
No success at QB
Each week it’s the same story that writes itself regardless of who is under center. Inaccurate passes coupled with red-zone turnovers with virtually none of what we saw last week from the quarterback position in the second half.
Kevin Hogan started this one, and early indications out of Berea would suggest that this is his last start for a while (I hope). No matter who is under center, the one thing we have yet to see this year is an accurate quarterback. Hogan was 20/37, sporting a sub-par completion percentage of 54 percent as well as 140 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions. Simply put, that’s just not getting it done.
Hogan was constantly floating balls over the heads of receivers and into the arms of waiting Texan defenders. His pick-six to Johnathan Joseph when driving in Texan territory was the momentum swing that took the Browns right out of the game.
If there’s any way for the Browns season to get back on track, they need to find some ways to complete passes above the 65 percent mark. Easy completions to tight ends and running backs are a start, but neither quarterback can build a rhythm by throwing incompletions up the seam.