Josh Gordon Officially Listed as a Starter on the Browns Depth Chart

Josh Gordon Officially Listed as a Starter on the Browns Depth Chart

Jackson felt there were more opportunities for both Taylor and Gordon to link up against the Steelers but the responsibility is shared by both players for not taking advantage.

There is a clear bond between Taylor and Gordon that could help the Browns achieve much success on the field in the passing game.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) rushes as Pittsburgh Steelers defensive tackle Cameron Heyward (97) pursues during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. Only once did he beat Chris Hubbard, the Browns right tackle whom Watt lined up against most of the day. "It's not just the line". For good measure, tight end O.J. Howard tacked on 54 yards, but it was the production of Evans and Jackson which really benefits Gordon. Instead, the 27-year-old was on the field for 69-of-89 offensive snaps and played nearly every play in the fourth quarter.

"It was a miscommunication", Taylor said. Harrison was called for two false starts in the first quarter.

When asked about this oddity in his postgame press conference following Cleveland's Week 1 tie with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Browns head coach bemusedly tried to explain what happened. The amount of snaps and reps, it's good for my body to feel that. That changed in the opener, and though Hubbard was responsible for only one sack, he was hard on himself for the way he played overall.

The 27-year-old, who had only played in 10 games since 2014 because of substance-abuse suspensions, said the extra workload was needed. "It was the first game - first full game, actually - try to get the wrinkles out. I am just going to keep on running until I have the opportunity". That's all it is. We had enough time in the pocket and he (QB Tyrod Taylor) was able to get it up in the right spot.

Taylor did not speak to reporters on September 10.

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"What we can do is move forward, and we got to put the ball in our guys' hands this week, and give them an opportunity to make plays, " he said.

"He is the quarterback", Jackson said of Taylor. It may just be a matter of the former Pro Bowler getting his feet under him as he had missed nearly all of training camp to focus on his sobriety and keeping his personal life in order. It is not. It is the offensive unit as a whole.

The Saints await this week in New Orleans and they're a ideal example of a good team finding a way to get the ball into the hands of their top playmaker.

"Obviously he plays a part in that, but so does everybody else. We need to play better". I think that has got to be the goal. "I just did not see the consistency in us doing some really good things".

Gordon finished the game with three targets and only one reception, a 17-yard touchdown that knotted the score and sent the game into overtime.

-DE Emmanuel Ogbah might miss next week's game against the Saints and possibly more game beyond that because of an ankle injury.

After that initial play Gordon sat out the rest of the series and the ensuing one before returning to play the rest of the game - he played 69 snaps, or 78 percent of the team's offensive plays. We've worked through it.