Brown’s Nick Chubb admits that his mistake led to Gates’ comeback

Sometimes logging a touchdown is a bad thing, unless you’re a Jets — and Nick Chubb knows it.

The Browns star is to blame for running for a landing that should have kept the planes away on Sunday.

Two days after Brown collapsed and blew a 13-point lead in the final two minutes to lose 31-30 to the Jets, the 26-year-old said he made a mistake by going into the finish zone for a third TD. From today with 1:55 left.

“Maybe I shouldn’t have scored there, frankly, looking back,” Chubb told reporters on Tuesday. “It cost us the game.”

With the Browns leading 24-17, Chubb took a delivery from the 12-yard line and ran left. He slashed the opponent, dart past a striker and scored to put Cleveland ahead by 13 points and send a raucous crowd home into a frenzy.

But if Chubb had run out of bounds or been blocked after getting his first hit, Brown could have simply hit a knee three times and run out of the clock and improved to 2-0 for the first time in 29 years.

Chubb’s mistake was just the first comedy of mistakes that sank the Browns and gave the Gates coach Robert Saleh their first surprise win of the season.

First, rookie Kid York missed the extra point after Chubb TD. Second, the Browns minor failed to communicate and ceded his 66-yard TD to Corey Davis. Third, Cleveland wide receiver Amary Cooper failed to recover a Jets kick to the side. Finally, the Browns allowed Jets quarterback Joe Flacco, running without a timeout, to throw a 15-yard TD pass to novice receiver Garrett Wilson 22 seconds in advance.

It wasn’t until after the match that Chubb realized that all those other mistakes his teammates made wouldn’t have happened if he had just come down before crossing the end zone.

“Many things went wrong,” he said, “not just one.” “But collectively as a unit, as a team we could all do different things, but it’s only a problem because we didn’t win. So maybe I should have gone down.”

Nick Chubb lamented scoring his fourth-quarter touchdown against the Jets in a second-week loss at The Browns.
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Kevin Stefansky estimated that Chubb wanted to be in charge, but the head coach also took the blame for not preparing him for this situation.

“Put it on me,” Stefansky said. “Players do not hide from him. I do not hide from him.”

Chubb, one of Brown’s captains, said it wasn’t an easy game, but reiterated he shouldn’t have scored.

“It was hard [to stop],” he said. “I think the first fall mark was at 1 or 2 and the goal line is there as well. Maybe I could get off. It could have been 3rd, short, 3rd, and inch, but it probably could have happened.

“I could have gone out of the bounds, but people were behind and they were going to push me in or something. Maybe I should have just fallen after making the cut.”

Surprisingly, Chubb was right in a similar situation two years ago.

In that game against Texas, with Cleveland protecting a 10-7 lead, Chubb lost at 59 yards, but instead of scoring, he went out of the bounds at the 1-yard line and Brown burned the remaining time.

Two years ago, Stefansky sent a play “no mas” to ensure the clock was running.

Chubb said he shouldn’t have been told again.

“We all work together,” Chubb said. “We all communicate. But at the end of the day, I’ve been in this situation before and so I can’t really put it on anyone but myself at this point. I think the biggest thing is that I was aware of what was going on and I thought the match was over if I was being honest. “.

– with AP

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