BEREA (ninety two.three The Fan) – Tight finish David Njoku didn’t make excuses for a blown safety that resulted in fellow rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer having to go away the sport Sunday in Detroit.
Njoku shouldered the blame for permitting Lions cornerback Quadre Diggs to hurry unabated in the direction of Kizer and drill him proper within the ribs with 6 seconds remaining within the third quarter and the sport tied at 24.
“That’s one among my shut buddies and teammate, and I received him hit,” Njoku stated. “So I’ve acquired to make up for it subsequent week.”
Njoku stated he received duped by a linebacker that brought on him to take his eyes off of Diggs resulting in the hit that despatched Kizer to the X-ray room and left him with bruised ribs.
“It pisses me off, man. I ain’t going to mislead you,” Njoku stated. “Seeing him on the bottom like that obtained me mad, and you may’t actually battle within the NFL, so I’ve simply obtained to take it out in how I play. That’s all.”
Njoku stated that he texted Kizer on the bus experience again from Detroit to verify on him and apologize for the error.
Kizer didn’t blame Njoku for the blown task Monday. Fairly the other. He praised him as an alternative.
“The child is a baller,” Kizer stated. “There’s not a lot telling him. He’s going to make the right changes. He’s going to proceed to develop the identical means I’m and that chemistry goes to remain the identical. We’re going to have the ability to turn out to be hopefully a strong connection.”
Kizer and Njoku have develop into shut since being drafted in April by the Browns.
“Ever since we received right here, we have now type of bonded collectively,” Kizer stated. “I feel that’s going to proceed to develop so long as we’re nonetheless right here enjoying collectively. I do know that subsequent week, he’s going to return out with a vengeance and he’s going to return again out able to make the performs that we weren’t capable of make.”
Njoku, chosen twenty ninth general out of Miami and Kizer, picked 52nd general from Notre Dame, playfully sparred with one another all through final week within the locker room over the result of Saturday’s recreation in south Florida. They watched the sport collectively in Detroit. Following the Hurricanes’ rout of the Irish Njoku will reap the rewards of their pleasant wager.
“Yeah, we’re very shut, however DeShone, he’s a troublesome MF,” Njoku stated. “He’s enjoying with a damaged rib. I see the bruise. It’s an enormous [mark]. He’s going to be an awesome one, I consider. We clearly began sluggish this season, and there’s no excuse for that as properly. So we’ve…