Broncos’ quarterback Case Keenum performed 17 consecutive quarters with out an interception this season.
That streak ended Saturday.
Keenum tossed a pair of picks within the Broncos’ 17-sixteen loss towards the Browns — in the second quarter to cornerback Jabrill Peppers on a deep fade to the top zone meant for extensive receiver Courtland Sutton; and in the fourth quarter to cornerback T.J. Carrie on a deep crossing route meant to vast receiver DaeSean Hamilton close to midfield.
“First one, it was man protection. Heck, once we’re in area-objective vary, I’ve obtained to be more cautious with the ball,” Keenum stated. “Making an attempt to offer (Sutton) a chance and (Peppers) made a heck of a play coming from the center of the sector and intercepting that one. I have to get that ball up and down somewhat bit sooner. The second was just a really poor learn by me. We have been feeling good, needed to take a shot, they usually did a superb job disguising the protection. They rolled to a special type of cover two, and I didn’t see (Carrie). It’s not an excuse, however it’s finally what misplaced us the football recreation because they went down and scored proper after that.”
Coach Vance Joseph confused the need for Keenum to be extra aggressive passing after 5 games without an interception however only five touchdowns by means of the air. Keenum did not full a touchdown cross Saturday.
“I feel it let me play unfastened,” Keenum stated. “There are a couple of plays I would like back, positive. I can’t make those errors, so there’s a effective line to play there. But I feel you’ve obtained perform a little it more.”
Ray, Cravens benched. Joseph stated the decision to deactivate linebacker Shane Ray and safety Su’a Cravens was based mostly on production.
“We’re enjoying one of the best players,” Joseph stated. “Making an attempt to win a recreation. Simple as that.”
That created a chance for linebacker Jeff Holland and safety Trey Marshall, two undrafted rookies who made their NFL debuts. Holland played 21 snaps and had two tackles. Marshall performed 11 snaps on special teams.
The Broncos have used 11 true rookies this yr (gamers who have been in school in 2017).
Coaching to win. After Joseph’s choice to kick a subject objective with 4:35 remaining, Browns interim coach Gregg Williams confronted a go-for-it-or-kick call with 1:53 remaining.
The Browns had fourth-and-1 from the Broncos’ 10. A area objective would have been a 4-level advantage, but Williams opted for a Nick Chubb run. He was stuffed for a two-yard loss by defensive finish Adam…