July 23, 2014

D’Qwell Jackson: Poor execution is “tale of the Browns’ season”

It’s the tale of the season so far: We get so close and we start the week off with so much confidence and, for whatever reason when the game’s on the line, whether it’s defensively or offensively, we can’t seem to make that play. For a while, in the first half, it got out of our hands defensively, but we were able to settle down, make some corrections and adjustments, and were able to play solid second-half football. When the game was on the line and they needed to make a play, [the Baltimore Ravens] made it. It’s that simple. We just couldn’t stop them and they were able to score and win the ballgame.

– Cleveland Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson after his team squandered a fourth-quarter lead to drop yet another game to their division rival Baltimore Ravens, this time 25-15. The Browns defense allowed three touchdowns on the day.

[Related: Shaky decisions haunt Browns as they lose and say hello to the bye]

  • Dee P

    Sometimes it is just that simple. Frustrating, but simple.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cb.everett.9 CB Everett

    It’s great DQ wants to own up, but poor execution is only part of it. Poor planning and poor preparation lead to the game day. And poor game management/play calling is at play here too

  • bleedingorangeandbrown

    uuuuggggggghhhhhhhh, I’m so tired of the word “poor” being used by everyone on this team. THIS IS NOT A NEW THING. ITS WEEK NINE! GET THIS S*IT SHOW TOGETHER.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=729640354 Mansoor Ali Khan

    One of the things that bothered me the most was when Little ran a out route on 3rd and 5 or so and Little only ran 2-3 yards deep. That’s a bad route and bad coaching. When the Patriots play, you always see their receivers get 10 yards every play, they just are always conscious of where the first down line is. The offense needs to be coached better.

  • Natedawg86

    That point, the timeouts (one of them was after 2 penalties), Weeden not giving his WRs a chance on 4th down, Shurmurs decision making…we have a LONG way to go

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/555HP3NPFJ2E7MRU4CZUN7GSEU James H

    Coaches need to be replaced for sure but it was the penalties that killed the Browns. Especially the personal foul on Ward on the Ravens game winning drive. That was a bad call. But the play calling on both sides of the ball is ultimately what prevents this team from getting and holding on to leads.

  • runcordes

    Actually Little ran about 6 yards but had to come back to the ball because it was a bit late. Had he stayed 6 yards deep it would have been a pick 6. Little was not at fault there.

  • Big Z

    You said it – poor planning, abhorrent game management, bad play-calling, and bad decision making have been the Browns’ downfall since the day Shurmur came to town.

  • Big Z

    You said it – poor planning, abhorrent game management, bad play-calling, and bad decision making have been the Browns’ downfall since the day Shurmur came to town.

  • Big Z

    They called a draw play after that timeout if I’m correct. Talk about a complete waste.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=729640354 Mansoor Ali Khan

    Oh. Well… If you say so. I didn’t get a great view from the side of the stadium I was on.

  • Natedawg86

    I try not to yell and swear during the games, but at this rate, my two boys (under 4) are going to be getting sent to the principals office early and often

  • Harv 21

    I didn’t see that at all but will look at it again. When I saw it live it looked simply like he went the wrong depth and caught it running straight for the sideline with no space left to turn upfield.

  • Harv 21

    The Pats frequently run successful third down plays thrown intentionally short of the stick with the receiver getting the ball in stride and turning it up. I think it’s both the receiver’s route and the timing of the throw. Giants are successful with same. Josh Cooper had a nice first down with it two weeks ago. If he didn’t have the dropsies last week maybe he would have been available.