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Kessler in concussion protocol; McCown to start against Giants

BEREA, Ohio– Josh McCown will start at quarterback when the Browns play the Giants on Sunday, head coach Hue Jackson said on Monday.

Rookie QB Cody Kessler started in Cleveland’s loss to the Steelers, but suffered a concussion in the third quarter. Jackson said Kessler is now in the concussion protocol.

Pittsburgh’s win dropped the Browns’ record to 0-11.

“Yesterday was another tough blow for our football team. It is extremely challenging for us because it does get frustrating, but we all must remain positive together and determined. I know we will all do that. I understand where we are. I understand how people feel about us right now. This team is going to continue to work hard. We are going to continue to stick together because we know that is the only way success will come,” Jackson said. The coach said he believes the team can do better.

“All of our players a frustrated. They all want to win. But it’s all coming from a good place,” Jackson said. “I think what we got a do is stay positive through it all, that’s not easy to do, that’s hard to do.”

When asked about positives, Jackson said there weren’t many. But he did say rookie wide receiver Corey Coleman demonstrated toughness against the Steelers.

“Some of our rookies are growing and getting better, but I think the class will be judged at another time. It is too early to say where they are or what they will be or anything like that.”

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We’re just now getting started.

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“Yesterday was another tough blow for our football team.” Coach Jackson says they have to stay positive.

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“We didn’t play well yesterday and that’s obvious… We can do better.” He says they have to work harder. 

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Cody Kessler is in the concussion protocol.

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Coach says Josh McCown will start at QB.

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“It’s a unit issue. We all have a part in it,” Jackson says about the QB not getting protection.

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Positives from yesterday: “There wasn’t many.” He feels the second half was better.

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“I’m not going to say we got totally manhandled… It certainly looked that way.”

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On Cam Erving: “We have to continue to work and improve and get better. And I know he will do that this week.”

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“Let’s focus on ourselves and support each other.” Hue Jackson says he talked to Terrelle Pryor about expressing his frustration. 

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When asked if there is a question of the players having each other’s backs, Jackson says “Nope.”

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“These guys work extremely hard,” Jackson says. “I’m going to be the common voice, the calm leader to get us through this.”

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“All of our players a frustrated. They all want to win. But it’s all coming from a good place,” Jackson says. “I think what we got a do is stay positive through it all, that’s not easy to do, that’s hard to do.”

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On how to change the losing culture: “We have to move beyond the past and make a new future… It’s not happening as fast as I would like it to, as our fans would like it to, even as our players would like it to.”

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Jackson says he’s talked to several people on how to get through this, but wishes to keep them anonymous. “I’m the man for the job… I’m not running from this.”

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“I think we have a change every week. I think we need to play Browns football and I don’t think we’ve done that.”

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Josh McCown will get all the reps in practice. Jackson says McCown will be ready. “Turnovers are where you get beat.”

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“I saw some players try to do too much. I understand where it’s coming from. It’s coming from a good place,” Jackson says. “Do your job and do the best you can do.”

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Jackson says he won’t name the specifics of who or what is doing too much.

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Jackson says Corey Coleman demonstrated toughness against the Steelers.

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