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Teammates say DeShone Kizer audibled to one of the worst plays of the season

Teammates say DeShone Kizer audibled to one of the worst plays of the season
Published On: Mon, Nov 13
Oct 29, 2017; London, United Kingdom; Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer (7) throws a pass against the Minnesota Vikings during an NFL International Series game at Twickenham Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Browns 33-16. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

When Browns rookie DeShone Kizer ran a quarterback sneak from the Lions' 2-yard line with 15 seconds left in the first half and no timeouts, everyone just assumed that coach Hue Jackson, perhaps overtaken by the stress that comes with overseeing the NFL's worst team, had finally and completely gone mad. There was no other explanation for the play call.

As it turns out, Jackson hadn't lost his marbles at that exact moment and there was another explanation; Kizer, the embattled rookie who has been benched twice this season, audibled to the quarterback sneak that was a complete and utter failure, even by the Browns' low-bar standards. To Jackson's credit, he wouldn't blame Kizer after the 38-24 loss in Detroit.

"It's on me,'' Jackson, who is now 1-24 in Cleveland, told reporters, via Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot. "I'm mad at myself. Nobody else. period. I'm taking the fall on everything. We're an 0-9 football team right now.''

Kizer, meanwhile, who has taken responsibility for the team's performance in the past, was less inclined to do so when the topic turned to the failed quarterback sneak.

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