Greg Newsome says Browns focused on fixing communication in Week 2
The Browns secondary gave up a couple of big plays in Week 1 and Greg Newsome says they’re focused on fixing those communication movies
For the first three quarters in Week 1, the Cleveland Browns defense held the Carolina Panthers to just three points. But then in the fourth quarter, they surrendered 21 and needed a kick from Cade York to secure a win.
The main reason Baker Mayfield and the Panthers were able to make their run was due to a couple of miscues in the secondary. Mayfield hit Ian Thomas for a 50-yard gain and then found Robbie Anderson for a 75-yard touchdown.
After the game, Joe Woods took the blame for some substitution issues that led to one of the big plays and said the focus is cleaning things up after what he said was a good game overall. Second-year cornerback Greg Newsome II also spoke on the game, sharing a similar sentiment as the defensive coordinator. Newsome also added that they’re focused on correcting things in Week 2.
"“Game two, we’ll definitely be ready to go,” Newsome said via Ashley Bastock of Cleveland.com. “Like our coach told us, there were really two plays where we gave up maybe 150 yards. If you take away those two explosive plays, which were literally eyes and communication, they would have had less than 10 yards through the air. I think we’ll definitely be ready going into game two.”"
This week, the Browns will face the New York Jets who don’t seem as dangerous in the passing game as Carolina was. Corey Davis, Elijah Moore, and Garrett Wilson are all talented wideouts but Wilson is a rookie and Davis has yet to truly take off as their top wideout.
On top of that, Joe Flacco is set to start with Zach Wilson still dealing with a knee injury. Flacco might have a Super Bowl win on his resume but he’s now in his late 30s and isn’t able to throw the ball downfield the way he did in his prime.
No game is a guaranteed win but the Browns have a very favorable matchup in their home opener and should be able to get back on track.