It's back to the drawing board for the Cleveland Browns this week. Head Coach Pat Shurmur says the coaching staff will have to fix a 'freighter-full" of mistakes the team made in the 17-16 win over Miami this past Sunday.
“We’ll, we’ve got to find a way to start fast and we were just watching the tape on offense and we were running the same type of plays the second half that we were running in the first half and it was very clear that we were just executing them better in the second half, coming out of the halftime". said Shurmur.
"That’s the message. Listen guys, relax and just execute. Take the gimmes, get yards on the runs that we’re running the football, get into manageable third downs, let’s move the football and find a way to stay on the field", Shurmur told the media at his weekly Monday news conference.
"What you’ll find is that all those great things that you want to do you don’t get a chance to do if you don’t get enough plays and it think you’ve got to start fast to get enough plays on offense. Then, the defense doesn’t have to play two thirds of the game as well. That’s at the front.”
The Browns will get back on the practice field Wednesday to get ready for the Tennessee Titans match-up Sunday at Browns Stadium.
The Cleveland Browns were able to correct the mistakes from the first game of the regular season and defeat the Colts 27-19 this past Sunday.
Those changes from Week Number One to Week Number Two impressed Browns head coach Pat Shurmur.
“I feel like this team responds when we ask them to clean up mistakes and refocus their efforts," said Shurmur. "I feel like they did that and so we’ll see if we can do it. Again, I’ve mentioned this about consistency, if we see somebody do something once, in order to be consistent you have to do it over and over. The way to respond this week is to be able to put the good feeling of winning behind you and then work on the preparation that needs to get done moving forward.”
Shurmer said he's been pleased with the way his team has responded to his philosophy.
“I was sure they bounced back and play well because I have seen them respond to everything we’ve asked them to do," said Shurmur. " I think that’s what made me sure. Well they made me right. I am happy they did that. I am happy.”
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