Browns’ Tramon Williams on Sunday’s game: ‘We can’t get any worse’

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Browns cornerback Tramon Williams

BEREA–The Cleveland Browns woke up with a feeling of disappointment Monday after getting roughed up by the New York Jets 31-10 on Sunday in New York.  The loss was the 11th straight opening day loss for the Browns, the longest in NFL history.

“We can’t get any worse,” said cornerback Tramon Williams. “That’s momentum to me, 5 turnovers you’re going to lose 100 out of 100 games.”

Browns starting quarterback, Josh McCown left Sunday’s game after the first drive of the game with a concussion.  McCown raced towards the endzone on a third-down play and then tried to leap into the endzone, he got hit, spun around like a helicopter and fumbled the football, the Jets recovered and took over.  McCown was in the Browns facility on Monday watching tape but his status for Sunday’s game is unknown.

“Even in an ideal situation if Josh would be back by the end of the week we have to play otherwise,” said head coach Mike Pettine.  The Browns will start to game plan with the idea that Johnny Manziel will get the start on Sunday.

McCown’s injury was just the start of what became an ugly afternoon of football for the Browns.  The organization spent the offseason building up the defense, one that ranked dead last against stopping the run a year ago.  On Sunday, the old problem was new again as Cleveland gave up 333 total yards to the Jets as New York rushed for 154 yards.

“It’s week 1 and we just didn’t put our best foot forward, we are not going to over think it, we’re just going to put in in a box, put it away and just learn from it,” said Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey.The Browns also wanted to improve their run game from a year ago, they know they have to be able to run the football to win games in the AFC North on Sunday, the two leading rushers on the team were the quarterbacks, Manziel and McCown and McCown only played one series of football.  Running back Duke Johnson said the running backs missed some holes but as a whole he is not concerned with the running game after just one game.

“I just think it was first game jitters,” Johnson said.  “I think we come back to the drawing board and fix some things up because it was all little things, all things we could have fixed.”

The clock is ticking on the adjustment period, the Browns host the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium at 1:00.


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