DETROIT (AP) — Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson had two objectives in his submit-recreation information convention Sunday at Ford Area.
He wasn’t going to let rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer take any of the blame for Cleveland’s 38-24 loss to the Detroit Lions, and he wasn’t going to speak about ethical victories.
“We misplaced the sport,” Jackson stated. “I got here right here to show this franchise round. I didn’t come right here for us to play higher or to go with anybody for working exhausting.
“I got here right here to win, and we’re zero-9.”
Kizer had his greatest recreation as a professional, throwing for 232 yards and a landing whereas dashing for fifty seven yards and one other rating.
“We had an NFL quarterback on the sector immediately,” Jackson stated. “DeShone made performs together with his arm, he made performs together with his legs, and he was a pacesetter. He was firing up the offense, the protection and the particular groups.
“He’s not good, however that is one of the best model we’ve seen of him.”
Kizer, although, made what seemed to be a serious mistake on the finish of the primary half. Cleveland had the ball on the Detroit 2, trailing 17-10 with 15 seconds left and no timeouts. Kizer appeared to vary the decision on the line, however his quarterback sneak was swarmed for no achieve.
The clock expired earlier than the Browns might get off one other participant, and Jackson responded with apparent anger on the sideline. After the sport, he insisted that anger was solely directed at himself.
“I used to be mad as a result of that’s a state of affairs the place we have to rating factors and I didn’t make that occur,” he stated. “The whole lot that occurred on the finish of the half is on me.”
Jackson refused to speak about what play had been referred to as and if Kizer made any modifications.
“It doesn’t matter what we referred to as,” he stated. “It’s on me.”
Browns tight finish Seth DeValve, although, stated Kizer did audible into the quarterback dive.
“We had a unique play referred to as, and DeShone took it upon himself to sneak it,” DeValve stated. “That wasn’t a nasty factor to do, however we didn’t get it and that’s unlucky.”
Whoever was at fault on the finish of the half, it was removed from the one cause the Browns are nonetheless winless. They led 10-zero and 24-17 towards a torpid Lions group, however weren’t capable of cement the benefit with well timed stops.
The Lions ran for 104 yards and a landing — surprising given the weak spot of Detroit’s floor recreation and the power of Cleveland’s run protection — and DeValve made a serious mistake within the second quarter.
He caught a move alongside the sideline and…