Browns' offense, Taylor must play better moving forward

Hue Jackson not happy with Josh Gordon starting for Browns

Hue Jackson not happy with Josh Gordon starting for Browns

"I was critical of myself (watching the film) because a lot of the things I did I shouldn't have", Harrison said on September 10 in the Browns locker room in Berea.

"We did not play very well yesterday, let's just be honest. I mean, we're trying to win", Jackson said. "I was just out there running my route and the ball came out, I gotta adjust to the ball as I see it".

"When sacks happen, everybody wants to just pin it on the offensive line", Jackson said on September 10 in his day-after news conference.

Taylor had moments of indecisiveness Sunday, but that may have had as much to do with Pittsburgh's pass rush and an offense with several new faces, including rookie left tackle Desmond Harrison. So we need to practice and get better.

It's nearly inconceivable the Browns didn't win. And, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, teams with a plus-5 turnover differential or better are 132-4-1 since 1999. Instead, they erased a 14-point deficit and tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers 21-21.

For now, Taylor has the team's unwavering support.

One of the knocks on Taylor in Buffalo was that he often missed throws he should have completed, and that he was afraid to attempt passes over the middle. He has a strong arm that could allow for Gordon to make plays down the field that should bode well for the Browns to feature that in their offensive game plan.

Taylor, with a career 62 completion percentage, was 15 of 40 against the Steelers. "And I understand what you're saying". He's got to continue to work to be in the right spot. Protection has to hold up for him. Sunday's game kicks off at 1:00 p.m. and you can it on FOX 8. It is not just him.

Last week, Jackson was adamant that Gordon would not be in the starting lineup against Pittsburgh after he missed more than three weeks of camp to address his personal health during his public battle with drugs and alcohol. "He has to do his job better". Oh to be a fly on the wall of Jackson's conversation with offensive coordinator Todd Haley about this...

And although Jackson talked about keeping Gordon on a "pitch count" because he hadn't played in any of the four preseason games and was just coming off a hamstring issue, he ended up playing 69 snaps, second only to Jarvis Landry (81) among Cleveland's receivers. "I've dealt with it".

Taylor, who hooked up with Gordon with just under 2-minutes to play on a 17-yard touchdown to tie the game at 21, underthrew Gordon on a deep ball up the far sideline that was intercepted with 16 seconds left in regulation.

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

Latest News