DeShone Kizer will do whatever he can so “I don’t have to sit out”

AP

The Browns made a quarterback change on Sunday when they pulled DeShone Kizer after a scoreless half and went with Kevin Hogan for the final 30 minutes of a 17-14 loss to the Jets.

Kizer was 8-of-17 for 87 yards in the first half and threw an interception on the Jets’ 2-yard-line, which gave him four red zone interceptions on the year. He also audibled into an option pitch to running back Isaiah Crowell on another trip close to the end zone, but saw his pitch fall to the ground for the Jets to recover for a second takeaway of the half.

Another possession got to the red zone and ended without points when Zane Gonzalez missed a field goal, which left Kizer understanding of the decision to make a change and vowing to do what it takes to keep it from happening again.

“I look forward to doing whatever I can to get better so I don’t have to sit out,” Kizer said, via Cleveland.com. “My job as a quarterback here is to do whatever I can to help win. It’s tough to do that when you’re not in the game due to poor performance.”

Coach Hue Jackson said after the game that he’d watch the tape before deciding who starts the next game. It will show Hogan playing more effectively in the second half, although he also threw an interception, and that will mean the decision will also have to do with whether he thinks a change is in the best interests of Kizer’s development.

20 responses to “DeShone Kizer will do whatever he can so “I don’t have to sit out”

  1. That ship might have sailed. Hogan not only has the better last name but made the browns competitive even if it was the jets. If hue hadn’t made a dumb decision to go for it on 4th and 2 on the 4 it most likely would’ve gone to over time.

  2. If Cleveland think they have found their quarterback of the future, they’re mistaken. If Darnold (and he is far from NFL ready) or Rosen are sitting there when they pick, they need to pick one of them. They’ll find a way to mess it up and probably select Barkley.

  3. His heart was in the FOX tv booth and his wallet was in Miami. Miami got desperate here and signed someone who really wanted to retire and was retired in his mind.

  4. The best thing for Kizer’s development would have been to let him sit for a year. Most guys aren’t ready to be dropped into the fire right off the bat.

  5. Hugh Jackson hates Kevin Hogan. Front office sees the potential in him. Deshone Kizer stinks and will NEVER become a starting caliber QB in the NFL. Those three things mean that Hugh Jackson days are likely numbered, which I am fine with. Who runs an option play to the short side of the field opposite the QB’s throwing hand inside the 10 yard line? Now, you will hear that Kizer audibled to that play. So why is that even an option? I like Hugh as a person. But unless he realizes that Hogan needs at least the same games Kizer had to prove he can move the team and put them in position to win, 4 games, then he is a OUT.

  6. Kizer says all the right things, but that’s because he got a good education at Notre Dame in saying the right things. Too bad ND didn’t give him an education in getting rid of the ball quickly and throwing accuracy. Don’t care if he can make “all the throws” when all that arm talent is consistently putting the ball behind the receivers which is causing all these picks. He doesn’t anticipate.

  7. Kizer’s QB tool box grades…..athleticism, A+…..arm strength, A+……mobility, A+…..core body strength, A+…accuracy, D-….brains, incomplete…luckily what he lacks can be worked at to improve

  8. It seems that some of the issues Kizer was said to have coming out of college (lack of anticipation, ability to read the field, locking up under pressure) are manifesting themselves in his rookie NFL season. Whether or not he can/will ever develop into an NFL starter is up for debate? He seems most like Geno Smith in that regard.
    Meanwhile, the Hue Jackson watch is most likely already on in Cleveland. As I believe Bill Parcells once said…’You are what your record says you are’. And Jackson is now 1-20 in Cleveland…

  9. Hue Jackson is not a good HC, in fact he stinks. He signed RG3 who failed, he chose Kizer who left skool early, hardly played pre-season, and now has failed. Hogan is 10x better QB than Kizer and will be the starter the rest of season. Jackson’s failure to kick FG to tie should be his firing.

  10. if Hue goes back to Kizer as his starting QB, then Jimmy has every right to fire his QB whisper head coach. Anyone that watched the Browns play when Hogan was playing, could easily see that Hogan is the MUCH better QB. Not only in the Jets game, but in the game that Kizer took off a quarter with his head ache. People put way to much stock in draft position with players. Yes Hogan was a late round pick, but so was the Denver QB, and Denver could see that their 7th round pick gives the team a better chance of winning than their high round pick in Lynch. But Denvers coaches and front office play the better player, not going with hope that their high round pick can learn on the job. Hue you need to do the same thing, play the better player!!!

  11. Thank god you passed on Wentz and Watson. Having QB with talent would suck. Keep collecting draft picks. I mean Sundays in the fall may suck, but hey the draft is fun.

  12. I don’t understand why Jackson thinks Hogan cannot be a long term option. He is a year or two older than Kizer – it isn’t like he is some bridge vet QB to help bring along Kizer. Kizer was not good in college – a total product of the draft hype machine. I also found it odd when Barber stated that with Hogan you lost that athleticism. Hogan is a better athlete than Kizer – he was a great QB at Stanford that won a bunch of games and he tested better athletically at the combine. The whole reason Hogan fell in the draft is because of his throwing motion. If I am the Browns I stick with Hogan for the rest of the year to see if they have something there. Kizer will never get better – he is what he is. Hogan makes the team competitive and at least give Browns fans some hope. As for Hue Jackson – I am surprised he has lasted this long – he simply isn’t a good head coach.

  13. What kills me is Kizer has the tools to be an amazing quarterback. Unfortunately, what he doesn’t have are receivers that can get open and hold on to the ball, a run game to alleviate some of the pressure, a playbook that keeps defenses on their toes, or a coach/coordinator that is capable of honing his raw skillset. Until he has those things, the Browns are on the path to a Tim Couch redux.

  14. dws123 says:
    October 9, 2017 at 12:25 pm
    What kills me is Kizer has the tools to be an amazing quarterback. Unfortunately, what he doesn’t have are receivers that can get open and hold on to the ball, a run game to alleviate some of the pressure, a playbook that keeps defenses on their toes, or a coach/coordinator that is capable of honing his raw skillset. Until he has those things, the Browns are on the path to a Tim Couch redux.

    Have to disagree here. In both the Raven and Jet games Hogan played with the same running game,receivers and play calling and still demonstrated an ability to move the ball and score points. Anyone who thinks Hogan is a long term answer is probably somewhat delusional, however, I think he certainly gives the Browns a better chance at the moment than Kizer who appears to be completely baffled and overwhelmed.

  15. Do the Cleveland Dog Piles intentionally choose worthless players to be their QB?

    These clowns have no talent on the team.

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