Hue Jackson calls out Kenny Britt for pivotal dump in detriment to Steelers

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BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns can't means to have Kenny Britt dump ideally thrown passes in a open field.

That’s a summary from manager Hue Jackson, who was blunt in his comment of Britt’s unpleasant dump in a fourth entertain of a season-opening detriment to a Pittsburgh Steelers, job it “inexcusable.”

“… We can’t do that to a immature quarterback given he needs guys to make as many plays for him as they can in this situation. we consider Kenny gets that. He knows that is inexcusable. He has to make that play for a quarterback.”

Hue Jackson, on Kenny Britt’s dump Sunday

“Obviously, Kenny forsaken a round in a center of a field, and we know that is what we all are articulate about,” Jackson pronounced a day after a Browns’ 21-18 loss. “I have seen players do that before, and we all have. we have had some of a good ones in this joining dump balls.

“But we can’t do that to a immature quarterback given he needs guys to make as many plays for him as they can in this situation. we consider Kenny gets that. He knows that is inexcusable. He has to make that play for a quarterback.”

Britt’s dump came on second-and-19 with a Browns trailing 21-10. Rookie DeShone Kizer had been sacked on a prior play, though he strike Britt with a ideally thrown pass some 20 yards downfield. Britt had copiousness of space to run.

Except he didn’t make a catch.

Britt has been a bit of an conundrum given he assimilated a Browns as a giveaway agent. After a group could not keep Terrelle Pryor, it incited to Britt as his replacement, signing him to a four-year, $32.5 million deal, according to ESPN’s Roster Management System. It was a remunerative understanding for a man who had one 1,000-yard deteriorate in his career, that came in his eighth season.

In a preseason, Britt had 3 receptions for 25 yards, with one dump on a ideal third-down chuck from Kizer and a missed touchdown on a chuck from Brock Osweiler, on that he could not get his feet down in a finish zone.

Jackson hinted that he’d contemplate creation a change for Sunday’s diversion in Baltimore.

“Let’s see where we go this week,” Jackson said. “Let’s see what we are doing this week. Let’s find out. You are observant that he is starting this week. We don’t know that. Let’s see where we are this week and go from there.”

A change with Britt this shortly into a large agreement would be significant.

Against Pittsburgh, Britt had a second-most snaps among receivers, during 52 (behind Corey Coleman‘s 53), and he finished Sunday’s diversion with one locate for 13 yards. Ricardo Louis was third among receivers, with 16. Duke Johnson had 50 snaps, all of them during receiver. Jackson pronounced Johnson would sojourn during using back, and that devise with him was for that game.

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