DeShone Kizer audibled to sneak at end of first half

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The Browns had a chance to score some points at the end of the first half against the Lions on Sunday afternoon, but they wound up with nothing to show for it after time ran out following a DeShone Kizer sneak with 10 seconds left on the clock.

Cleveland was out of timeouts and created a moment right in line with Browns lore when couldn’t stop the clock in time to run a play or try a field goal when Kizer was stopped short. The play call was the subject of much criticism, but the word from Browns players after the game was that it wasn’t actually the call.

Multiple players said that Kizer audibled into the sneak at the line of scrimmage.

“No, it wasn’t [the call],” tight end Seth DeValve said, via Tom Reed of The Athletic. “That was DeShone doing his thing. He has the freedom to do that. That’s what he decided to do.”

Coach Hue Jackson didn’t elaborate on what happened in his press conference, saying that “anything that happens” is on him and giving Kizer the freedom to check out of a play in that spot would be Jackson’s decision.

21 responses to “DeShone Kizer audibled to sneak at end of first half

  1. The Browns owner needs to have a contest for his fanbase and let a lucky fan get a chance at being head coach. They couldn’t do worse than 1-24. Actually they’ll be Ohio products so I know they’ll do better than Hue’s 1-24 can’t do any worse even if you tried.

  2. “The Browns owner needs to have a contest for his fanbase ”

    Nope. The Browns owner is a con man who is scamming Browns fans needs to be forced to sell the team.

    41 mil under the cap last year, a whopping 63 mil under this year. The top 24 teams under the cap are 12 mil or less, which equates to a 48 mil+ gap in budget for players. No coach or GM could put a competitive product on the field under those terms.

    Haslam’s Pilot FlyingJ scam got busted so he needed a new one, its the Browns. He’s laughing all the way to the bank while spitting in the eye of the league’s treasured parity concept and screwing the Browns players, coaches, fans and front office.

  3. Again, this comes back to bad leadership. Kizer should have spent this whole season sitting on the bench behind a veteran quarterback, but instead – when these geniuses aren’t yanking him every other series – they’re giving him the keys to call a goal line audible with mere seconds remaining in the half. EVERYONE knew he was a project coming out of the draft, making an easy situation to let a veteran take the lumps and avoid a quarterback controversy. The Browns found a way to screw that up too, of course.

  4. Why would you give this kid any kind of leeway in that situation….not his fault totally….Notre Dame coach is still right about him….

  5. Apparently, the Browns thought that Kizer was better than Carson Wentz. How is that working out for them?
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    Hard to defend the Browns, but this is not a great comparison. One drafted #2 and the other drafted mid-way through the 2nd round. That’s OK, though, taking easy shots at the Browns is the lowest form of intelligence. It’s just too easy…

  6. “Kizers own college coaches tried to warn NFL teams off of him.

    You’re talking about the coaches that got demolished 41-8 by Miami last night. The coaches that are 12-13 in their last 25 games.

    No doubt NFL teams are lining up for their advice.

  7. Yeah, don’t think I’d be bringing up the ND coaches’ advice today of all days, lol. As far as the coach giving his QB the latitude to audible at the line, most professional offenses allow the QB to do that as long as he knows the playbook. You just hope your QB doesn’t make such a dumb decision, which is probably why players were slamming helmets down and let everyone know it was on him. Who else are they going to go to, Kesler or Hogan. We’ve seen that movie, and it isn’t pretty either, and we saw the Osweiler movie last week with an actual professional team, so that wouldn’t have gone well either. Neither would the hypothetical QBs they passed on had they been dropped in the middle of this mess created by the front office. The veteran QB route, nope, Wouldn’t have gone well either as we see Mcown a year later in NY and what he looked like in Cleveland last year. Hand Scott McCloughan a blank check to fix this.

  8. jclark6528 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 6:05 pm
    Apparently, the Browns thought that Kizer was better than Carson Wentz. How is that working out for them?
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    Hard to defend the Browns, but this is not a great comparison. One drafted #2 and the other drafted mid-way through the 2nd round. That’s OK, though, taking easy shots at the Browns is the lowest form of intelligence. It’s just too easy…
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    The comparison is apt because the Browns could’ve had Wentz but obviously felt that value wise Kizer gave enough of what Wentz did to make it worthwhile to wait.

    You probably want to pump the brakes on criticizing other people’s intelligence

  9. “41 mil under the cap last year, a whopping 63 mil under this year…He’s laughing all the way to the bank”.

    I detest Haslam as much as anyone, but this is unfortunately an inaccurate take. Haslam is not personally banking the salary cap space. For example, this year’s 63 million includes the 41 million carryover from last year.

    There way more than enough factually accurate issues with which to excoriate Haslam. No need to give him a counter-argument in the form of an inaccurate narrative.

  10. The good news is that deshone will add this latest failure to the list of failures as motivation to get better.at some point, he will hit critical mass and start seeing some return.

  11. He is a glory hound – anyone can see that, he wanted the TD – wanted no one else to get it. This is the last kind of player you want on your team. He’s not a team first guy – he’s a me-first.

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