The Cleveland Browns offense was moving the ball Saturday, but turnovers were a killer. Is Kevin Stefanski starting to second guess his quarterback?
Once again on Sunday, the Cleveland Browns suffered a heart-wrenching loss. This is now back-to-back weeks where the Browns had a chance to win the game and just couldn’t close the door.
What’s even more surprising, their chances to go to the playoffs are still strong.
On the Monday night game vs. the Raiders, Alex Van Pelt ran the ball with Nick Chubb on third and three and he lost yardage. Get a first down, the game is over, the Raiders don’t even get a chance. I was irritated at the play call because Nick Mullens had played so well, I thought he deserved a chance to win the game for the team.
Then on Christmas Day, after Baker Mayfield had already thrown three interceptions and the Packers showed no signs of stopping Nick Chubb, he throws it three straight plays on the 50-yard line with three timeouts and over a minute to go only needing a field goal to win.
I know it’s kind of like comparing apples to oranges because Mayfield nor Stefanski was a part of the Raider’s loss, but our coaching is doing us no favors. Nick Chubb should have at least got two shots carrying the ball on the last few plays of the game, maybe that would have saved us all from the fourth interception of the game.
Does that mean he is now second-guessing Mayfield?
In his last three starts, he is 1-2 with five touchdowns and five interceptions, and a completion percentage of 58. I think it’s safe to say it’s not working the way we expected.
Any way you slice it, it seems like Stefanski has been off his game for much of 2021, and a big reason could be that he doesn’t quite trust his quarterback.
If the Cleveland Browns have any chance of winning their last two games these two need to figure it out.