CLEVELAND – Cleveland Browns lead trainer Freddie Kitchens conceded that it was an “bad call” to attempt a draw play on fourth-and-9 during Sunday night’s 20-13 misfortune to the Los Angeles Rams.
The Browns had the ball at the Rams’ 40-yard line in the final quarter, with an opportunity to lead the pack. Be that as it may, rather than attempting to get the first down with a Baker Mayfield pass, Kitchens called an attract to Nick Chubb, who was full for a 2-yard gain.
As per ESPN Stats and Information, no NFL group had endeavored a draw on fourth-and at least 9 since in any event 2007, when ESPN started following such calls.
“It just didn’t work. It was a bad call,” said Kitchens, who is Cleveland’s offensive playcaller. “We’re trying to win the game and we’re on their side of the field. Bad call.”
With strong field position, the Rams drove down to kick a field objective and expand their lead.
Mayfield was likewise gotten some information about the playcall, too, yet reprimanded execution for missing the mark.
“I know what you guys are gonna try and do is talk about the playcalling,” Mayfield said. “But you know what, that’s why I said execution’s the most important thing. Whatever we have called, we have to do our job.”
The Browns still got an opportunity to send the game to extra time late, with Mayfield driving the offense to the Rams 4-yard line with 43 seconds remaining. Be that as it may, after three deficiencies, Mayfield’s distress hurl was picked off at last zone, fixing the triumph for Los Angeles.
Considering the Browns still had every one of the three breaks, Kitchens was inquired as to why he didn’t attempt to run the ball with Chubb at that point.
“I should’ve run it one time,” Kitchens confessed. “I should’ve — that’s why I’m kicking myself in the ass for it right now.”
Kitchens, who took over as Cleveland’s between time hostile organizer halfway through last season as the Browns flooded down the stretch, proceeded to assume liability for Sunday’s misfortune, which dropped the Browns to 1-2 on the season.
“I gotta do a better job during the course of the week, putting these guys in better situations and then on game day,” he said. “So, if you’re looking to blame somebody, blame me. Don’t blame any of our players; don’t blame any of our other coaches — just blame me, because I can take it.
“Go write your article and say I messed the game up. Go write your article and say it’s my fault things [are] not looking like it did last year. Because it is.”
TAMPA, Fla. – New York Giants star running back Saquon Barkley should have been served to the storage space in the wake of harming his correct lower leg late in the second quarter Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he didn’t come back to the Giants’ 32-31 win.
Barkley has a high lower leg sprain and is planned to have a MRI on Monday, sources said. X-beams didn’t uncover a break.
“I really don’t know too much about the injury, got an X-ray on it,” Barkley said. “Nothing’s wrong with it there. Going to get a better understanding of what it is, and whatever it is, I’m going to work my tail off.”
The desire is that Barkley will miss some time. The Giants have the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium next Sunday. Wayne Gallman will step into the beginning job if Barkley can’t play.
Barkley was harmed when his correct lower leg twisted ponderously while he was handled by Bucs wellbeing Mike Edwards. Barkley limped to the sideline, where they was quickly taken care of via coaches.
The All-Pro running back went to the storage space with the assistance of mentors. He couldn’t put much weight on the lower leg. He was later observed on the sideline in the second half on props and wearing a boot on his harmed foot.
Barkley had the lower leg intensely wrapped a while later and disclosed to ESPN he had a comparative damage during his first year at Penn State. It constrained him to miss two games.
“Could it be way worse? Yes,” Barkley said. “I’m not out for the season. I’m going to try to hopefully do whatever I can do to get back as quickly as possible. Not just for myself but for this team.”
It’s a major blow for a Giants offense that had first-round pick Daniel Jones making his first profession start. The Giants were at that point without two of their top collectors in Golden Tate (suspension) and Cody Latimer (blackout). Tate has one game staying on his suspension for disregarding the alliance’s approach on execution upgrading substances.
Barkley entered Sunday second in the NFL with 227 yards surging. They was averaging 7.8 yards per convey.
The second-year back had eight conveys for 10 yards and four gets on five focuses for 27 yards before leaving Sunday’s down with the damage.
Barkley, 22, was named Offensive Rookie of the Year a year ago in the wake of completing with 2,028 all out yards last season.
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