The Daily Dawg Tags brings you all the Cleveland Browns news that you need to know, including Josh Gordon starting on Sunday due to a miscommunication.
Jackson would also make it a point of emphasis that despite Gordon playing, he was not going to be one of the starting wide receivers.
But when the Browns offense took the field for the first time on Sunday, Gordon was one of the starting receivers.
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After all of the tough talk from Jackson, it was a surprise to many fans and people that cover the team that Gordon was on the field for the Browns’ first play.
In today’s featured article, Jackson explains why Gordon was a starter and how the plan ended up being different for Gordon despite what Jackson had said leading up to the game.
Cleveland Browns News
"A miscommunication led to wide receiver Josh Gordon starting the season opener for the Cleveland Browns, coach Hue Jackson said Monday.“I’ve dealt with it and we’ll move on,” said Jackson, who had vowed leading up to the opener that Gordon would not start."
With how much Jackson talked about not having Gordon start, it is surprising that there was a break down in communication between him and Todd Haley. Especially since the first drive is typically scripted during the week, Gordon being trotted out on the field seems very odd.
Although the Browns were able to overcome a 14 point deficit late in the fourth quarter and force a tie, Matthew McFatridge believes there is one person that is already holding back the Browns: Hue Jackson.
"Words you don’t often hear in any sports, and especially the NFL but that’s what came out Monday evening concerning a roughing the passer penalty against Browns defensive end Myles Garrett in the second quarter of Sunday’s 21-21 tie."
With all of the new rules the NFL is trying to enforce, it is really bad luck that the questionable penalty on Garrett should not have been called. Had the penalty not been called, the Steelers would have been held to a field goal instead of a touchdown, and it could have changed the outcome of the game.
The Browns had a very sloppy game on Sunday, but also had moments that create optimism for Browns fans. The inconsistent Browns has Christopher Markoch wanting the Browns to show what the team really is in their Week 2 game against the Saints.