Published: Sun, September 16, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Browns' Tyrod Taylor says he knew Josh Gordon was starting

Browns' Tyrod Taylor says he knew Josh Gordon was starting

Don't blame Ty for the tie.

"I would not say that you see it as a fluke-ish game", Taylor said, "Take it for what it is".

Jackson felt there were more opportunities for both Taylor and Gordon to link up against the Steelers but the responsibility is shared by both players for not taking advantage.

"He is the quarterback", Jackson said of Taylor.

The Baker Mayfield era in Cleveland is not going to begin this week.

"When sacks happen, everybody wants to just pin it on the offensive line", Jackson said on September 10 in his day-after news conference. "The personnel that we were using obviously called for him to be in the game (on the first play)". I know the sentiment I'm getting here is that it's him (who should be blamed for the offense's woes.) It's not.

"It is the offensive unit as a whole".

"What we can do is move forward, and we got to put the ball in our guys' hands this week, and give them an opportunity to make plays, " he said. "And for us, we've got to take off in a big way". The veteran quarterback is confident the Browns offense can be kick started after just one additional week of practice.

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Mayfield, the first overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, did not get into Sunday's game and will not be the starter in the Browns' second game against New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

"Complete the ball. Complete the ball. I'm just going to keep on running until I have the opportunity".

The Saints await this week in New Orleans and they're a flawless example of a good team finding a way to get the ball into the hands of their top playmaker. He has to play better. "So I think it was an offensive unit issue, not just one particular person".

Gordon tried to make a play on the ball but the throw was just too short. And, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, teams with a plus-5 turnover differential or better are 132-4-1 since 1999.

Tyrod Taylor looks at the scoreboard during the Browns' tie with the Steelers on September 9 at FirstEnergy Stadium. But it will be interesting to see if that commitment can withstand another subpar performance or two. "That's just how the nature or the politics of the game goes", Gordon said.

"Not good enough", Jackson said Monday. "What I am also saying in there is that it is not all him". "He has to continue to work to be in the right spot". Protection has to hold up for him. He returned in December from a multiyear suspension, catching 18 passes for 335 yards and a touchdown in five games last season. "He has to do his job better".

Still, Gordon, who missed most of training camp on a leave of absence to focus on his recovery from addiction, made the most of those limited chances. "I've dealt with it". Despite claims that Gordon wouldn't start in the opener, he started and played 69-of-89 snaps, finishing with just 1 catch on 3 targets, although the lone snag was a handsome 17-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Gordon pulled off the sensational snare in the fourth quarter of the 21-21 AFC North matchup on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland.

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