Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah: I’ll be ready for Travis Kelce

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The Browns’ 2020 season came to an end against the Chiefs in the playoffs last year and they’ll try for a better result in Kansas City this Sunday.

One difference for the Browns from the last time the two teams met will be the presence of linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah on the defense. The second-round pick is listed as a backup on the team’s depth chart, but he expects to have a prominent role in the opener as part of the team’s plan to deal with Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.

“It’s not foreign to me to have some type of matchup that’s as such,” Owusu-Koramoah said, via Jeff Schudel of the Willoughby News-Herald. “I watched a lot of film, had to watch a lot of film to be able to be ready for a guy that’s as talented as him. So we’ll be ready. I’ll be ready and as a team we’re looking forward to game planning and correcting stuff. I’m expecting to have a big role — nickel, some base, stuff like that.”

Kelce had eight catches for 109 yards and a touchdown in January’s Chiefs win. If the rookie can keep him from having the same impact, the chances of a different result will be a lot higher.

16 responses to “Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah: I’ll be ready for Travis Kelce

  1. I appreciate his attitude and preparation, but my money is on Travis Kelce over a rookie playing in his first real game.

  2. It’s good to be confident. It’s better to be quiet. Kelce is a proven, seasoned pro. Let your actions do the talking, rook. Cleveland will notice and they will love you.

    Kelce, it’s worth mentioning, is a Cleveland native: he’s a popular player in the area, helped by the fact that he lets his game do all of the talking.

  3. Good luck. He has his reputation for a reason. Kelce has had 4 thousand+ yard years in a row, he’s one of the best to ever play the position. He can be stopped, it’s happened plenty of times, but he isn’t t stopped for long, and that is usually at the cost of letting up somewhere else.

  4. To be clear– He’s a 6’1 220 lb rookie who’s never faced Kelce or likely anyone like him. I’ll take the over.

  5. This makes be laugh. a Rookie? I am surprised Cleveland coaches aren’t trying to curb their players from saying stupid things.

  6. All he said it that he will be ready…. should he have said that he’d be grossly underprepared?

  7. There’s no defense against the perfect pass. This guy will help the Browns defense. I’m not sure he’ll stop Kelce, but he’s a guy you want on the field in passing situations. When QB’s get flushed from the pocket and extend plays, Jeremiah can get to the QB very quickly. He makes a lot of plays behind the line. If it were up to me, I’d have him going after Mahomes, rather than trying to track down Kelce. I mean, if you give Mahomes time, he’ll find somebody.

  8. The Browns are just talking and talking and talking and talking. Didn’t they learn last time they did this a couple of years ago?

  9. Love confidence. But WHY say this out loud, to the media? All this does is ensure you get the KC offenses attention in the lead up and I’m sure Kelce will be ready, to see if he’s ready. Being all hyped and trying to make some juice, some optimism in the squad and the locker room is one thing. Put that same thing in the public eye and it’s a hinderance without upside. Man would’ve been better served crossing days of a calendar or eating his cereal across from a PHATHEAd of Kelce would’ve been motivating and funny as hell. This does nothing that’s good for them, or him. Stupidity of inexperience, you live you learn I suppose

  10. After the big drop Kelce had and pedestrian performance he had in the super bowl I think Kelce is going to come out like a bat out of hell. Good luck Kid.

  11. The Browns should copy Belichick’s blueprint against the Chiefs offense like Todd Bowles did in the SB. I don’t remember hearing Travis Kelce’s name that much in that game.

  12. Watch Mahomes make sure he targets Kelce everytime he sees him matched up with the rookie the first 5 or 6 times.

  13. Did you watch a lot of film with 4 tight ends coming in creating a mismatch in both the run and pass.

  14. Did Kelce clock in at the number 5 player in the entire NFL? Voted on by actual experienced NFL players…. Hey backup rookie, shut up!

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