Browns stock up stock down after Week 6 loss to Patriots
By Jacob Roach
In Week 6 the Cleveland Browns got beat down in every facet of the game against the visiting New England Patriots to fall to 2-4 on the season.
Coming into Week 6 the Browns had three losses that were by a combined six points have been in every game they played. That wasn’t the case on Sunday when the Patriots did whatever they wanted against them on both offense and defense.
Jacoby Brissett turned the ball over multiple times after limiting some of those mistakes in the first five games.
Now, let’s look at who helped — as well as who hurt —their stock in Week 6.
Browns stock up- Cade York, kicker
Rookie kicker Cade York hit a bit of a tough stretch the last few games including two missed field goals, including an attempted game-winner, but looked much better Sunday. York went a perfect 3-for-3 on field goal attempts with a long of 51 yards and continued to boom the kickoffs. After the past few games that left some wondering if he might lose confidence, it was nice to see.
Browns stock down- Grant Delpit, safety
It hasn’t been a good season for third-year safety Grant Delpit who on Sunday continued to look lost at times and was inconsistent as a tackler. Delpit doesn’t appear to know his responsibility at times and is left covering air while someone runs right by him without attempting to pick the player up. Delpit has the speed and athleticism to make plays but he hasn’t been able to put it together this year and it is getting ugly at times.
Browns stock up- Donovan Peoples-Jones, wide receiver
Donovan Peoples-Jones had another productive game on a day when the Patriots were clearly keying on Amari Cooper and attempting to take him away. It doesn’t matter if he creates a bunch of separation or has to make a tough contested catch Peoples-Jones continues to get better. He will likely be a good No. 2 option for the Browns in the future.
Browns stock down- Jacob Phillips, linebacker
The bad season for Jacob Phillips continues to get worse as he continues to fall for misdirection and fails to maintain rush lane discipline. Phillips looks like someone trying so hard to make an impact play it causes him to be out of position and opposing offenses are recognizing that and taking advantage of it. After being a tackling machine in college he continues to miss tackles week in and week out.