The Browns have spoken of “communication errors” and referred to “miscommunication” since the Jets were able to score 14 points in the final 1:22 of Sunday’s game. They grabbed defeat from the clutches of victory and lost 31-30.
Someone was supposed to cover Corey Davis on his 66-yard touchdown reception, but no one covered him.
On Tuesday, two days before returning to the field against the Steelers, the team’s defensive players tried to solve their communication problems by communicating.
“Before the full defensive meeting, we had a players meeting and we just talked about stuff, and I think the best thing about it, honestly, people love that kind of thing,” cornerback Greg Newsome II said on Kevin Stefanski’s radio show Tuesday 92.3. The Fan, via Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com. “There are teams that are used to that. We are not used to that, and we see all the talent we have in the room, so things like that, it should hurt us and we should be angry about it.”
The Browns gave up a 75-yard touchdown to Robbie Anderson in the fourth quarter in the season-opening win over Carolina when Newsome and safety John Johnson III had a communication breakdown.