Cleveland Browns: Week 11 takeaways from the offense

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Too young to close it out

As has been the case with every game Hue Jackson has coached, this team is clearly just too young to know how to execute in the fourth quarter and come out with a victory.

It’s getting tougher and tougher to watch these games as they squander good field position with turnovers and offensive inefficiency. Hue Jackson claims that they need to play a perfect game in order to win a game, and as much as I can’t stand the job he’s done as coach, he is right.

The Browns were not penalized in this game which is a major positive despite the loss, but that’s only one phase of the game. The recipe for a Browns win includes no penalties, no turnovers, a dominant ground game, and competent quarterback play. Pair that with a couple of mistakes that teams like Jacksonville, Tennessee and the Jets are willing to give you and you can pull out a few games here and there.

For the Browns, they can’t seem to put all three phases of the game together to even give us fans enough confidence that they may actually win.

The game was 10-7 in favor of Jacksonville and I had no inkling that the Browns would come away with a victory. The defense played well, and got stops in the fourth quarter when needed but the offense, mainly DeShone Kizer, cost the team this game.

Spencer Drango had a rough game at the left tackle spot being part of the reason Kizer was strip-sacked twice in the final quarter.

I said it at the beginning of the year when Kizer was named the starter that he can make throws that win you a game, but the opportunity cost is such that he could lose you games too. I didn’t think it would be nearly this bad, but it’s something we’re forced to live with for the remaining six weeks.

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Hoepfully the Browns can put together an amazing week of practice like Hue always says they have and the can put together a perfect game at some point this year to erase the Browns from the history books that come with 0-16.