Odell Beckham one of 4 Cleveland Browns whose stock plummeted after Week 5 loss
Cleveland Browns with falling stock No. 4: Jamie Gillan – Punter
I know it is hard to blame a punter in a loss, but Jamie Gillan has really struggled the last two seasons punting the football. It just feels like every time the Cleveland Browns need a bit of a boost, we get a 39-yard punt with no hangtime and the field position is quickly flipped.
A prime example yesterday. The Browns drive stalled near midfield and on fourth down Gillan blasts one in the endzone. It hit on about the 3-yard line and coverage never had a chance to get it stopped. That was a 53-yard punt that ended up netting under 30 yards.
Then later in the game when Cleveland was on their own side of the field with plenty of room to launch one, the Browns get two punts that averaged just over 40 yards. On the last punt of the game, the Chargers ended up with the ball on the Browns 48-yard line when they easily should have been on their own 35 or 40-yard line.
For the season, Gillan has punted 15 times for 627 yards, or an average of 41.8 yards. I get, that number can be deceiving if you’re trying to pin opponents deep, but his skill set just doesn’t seem to be getting it done now. I think it may be time to see who’s sitting on their couch that can give the Browns more than 40-yards per punt.