Bruce Arians appeared to be trolling the Browns when he called timeout with one second left in the first half. Arians had an explanation, but after hearing it, I still don’t really understand the logic.
“I don’t have the button to our special teams coach, so I was trying to run down and catch him to call timeout with four seconds left to make them kick the ball and just try to block it and see what happened,” Arians said. “We end up screwing our defense by having too many people out there and giving them the shot for the Hail Mary. That’s on me all the way.”
Regardless of how weird the theory is there, I love the last line. “That’s on me all the way.” An (acting) head coach showing accountability for a strange and wrong decision. Arians was just lucky that Brandon Weeden’s rocket toss to the end zone didn’t bite him when given the opportunity by the Colts head coach.