Cleveland Browns lose yet again, fall to 0-12 in 2017

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The Cleveland Browns made too many mistakes in the 19-10 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, and are now 0-12 for the second straight season.

There is some good news now that the Cleveland Browns are 0-12 in 2017. That is, only four more games to go.

There just isn’t much to say after yet another loss, as the same problems come up every single Sunday.

DeShone Kizer continues to show flashes of progress, only to make insane mistakes such as holding onto the ball too long and getting blindsided or failing to throw the ball away and taking a sack instead.

He threw 32 passes, completing just 15 of those. One would think Hue Jackson would consider running the ball, especially with a young quarterback under center who has yet to lead his team to victory through the air.

But no, Isaiah Crowell managed 41 yards on 10 carries, while Kizer had to call an audible to pick up what was perhaps the best running play of the afternoon.

The whole excitement of watching this game was the hype surrounding Josh Gordon‘s return, and he did have himself a nice game. He finished with 85 yards on four receptions and was targeted 11 times. Unfortunately, a lot of those targets were not even close to being catchable.

David Njoku also had a nice game and hauled in a rare touchdown pass from Kizer, sparking some hope that this game would finally be the one in which the entire team played well for four quarters.

We are still waiting for that complete game, and it may not come in 2017. With only four games remaining and sporadic progress all over the roster, there is no reason to be overly optimistic, if anyone even has any optimism left at 0-12.

A lot of the frustration revolves around Kizer, but Hue Jackson had himself another confusing game. From wasting timeouts in the fourth quarter to making his 21-year-old quarterback drop back on nearly ever down, it is getting harder to be a Hue apologist at this point in the season.

He is now 1-27 as head coach of the Browns. It doesn’t matter how much he complains about his roster, that is a historically bad record. There are zero excuses for him to use at this point.

Firing him now wouldn’t change much and would likely derail the team’s chances of picking up that elusive first win, so those hoping he is gone in 2018 will likely have to wait until the end of the year.

To take some positives from this game, the Browns now have a nice two-game lead for the number one overall pick in the draft, while the Texans keep losing as well. It may only be December but it is once again draft season here in Cleveland.

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