No. 1: Austin Seibert
As stated in the beginning, one guy won’t get a chance at redemption.
After Baker Mayfield hit David Njoku for the first touchdown pass of the season, all was good as the feeling in the air was that the Browns were going to be able to compete in this game. Enter Austin Seibert.
As the Browns have been doing for years, our kickers have been letting us down time after time. Seibert missed the extra point after Njoku’s touchdown pass, leaving what seemed to be a very bad taste in all of Browns nations mouths, one that is all too familiar. The missed extra point was not the end of Seibert’s week one misery.
Seibert went on to attempt a 41-yard field goal that was wide right by about 10 yards, not even close.
At the end of the day, take two things from this: as a kicker, you aren’t going to make every kick. That said, for your kicker to miss not only his first extra point of the season but then miss a 41-yard field goal by a mile, you don’t have much time for that. Kicker is a very replaceable position and the Browns are willing to prove that as they waived Seibert on Monday.
Cody Parkey will likely be given a shot to handle the duties from here on out. Here’s to hoping he can help the team improve.