BEREA, Ohio — Cleveland Browns camp was decidedly quieter Tuesday than Monday when the NFL introduced Deshaun Watson could be suspended six video games for sexual misconduct.
The media frenzy hit pause, not less than for a day. Watson nonetheless has not spoken to reporters since retired federal decide Sue L. Robinson’s 16-page report was launched. And the league nonetheless has the proper to attraction Robinson’s suspension suggestion, which retains a level of thriller surrounding simply what number of video games Watson will miss, and what number of video games backup Jacoby Brissett will begin.
Jacoby Brissett assured that Cleveland Browns are in good hands
Brissett did communicate with reporters forward of observe right here Tuesday with the identical confidence that he’s proven as a backup in New England, Indianapolis, and Miami since getting into the league in 2016.
“It’s been my situation throughout my career,” Brissett stated. “It’s nothing that I’m unfamiliar with, always being ready to go when my number has been called and that’s the case now.”
The Browns in some unspecified time in the future will start ramping up Brissett’s snaps with the 1s, which is sensible. Whatever occurs with the NFL’s attraction, Watson will miss the first six weeks of the season. Cleveland’s opponents these weeks? The Panthers, Jets, Steelers, Falcons, Chargers, and Patriots.
When requested by a reporter, largely in jest, if it could be robust to surrender the reins to the workforce if the Browns begin 6-0, Brissett responded:
“We’ll cross that bridge when we cross that bridge.”
A 6-0 begin would simply be the greatest stretch of Brissett’s profession. He’s 14-23 as a starter.
When requested why he could have extra success this time round, Brissett responde: “Because I know myself. I know what I prepare for. I know what I go through in preparation to get ready for a game. I know my mindset. I’m excited. It’s another opportunity and I’m looking forward to it.”
Browns assured in Brissett
On Monday, after the suspension was introduced, Browns coach Kevin Stefanski stated that the Browns nonetheless must prepare for Watson to begin video games whereas at the identical time enable Brissett to get right into a rhythm with the first-team offense.
It’s a problem, after all, however not one which the Browns didn’t envision. They signed Brissett in the offseason as a result of they believed he might deal with this very state of affairs.
“Jacoby is a pro,” stated Browns linebacker Anthony Walker Jr., who was additionally Brissett’s teammate in Indianapolis. “He’s prepared, is going to prepare every day like he’s a starter whether he is the starter or he’s the backup. And he’s always prepared to go. He’s always ready so he doesn’t have to get ready.”
When requested about that assist, Brissett stated: “It’s exciting. It feels good that you have that trust amongst the organization. And like I said, I’m excited for the opportunity. [I’m] extremely confident in myself and my abilities so like I said, we’re a long way from Week 1, so just continue to get better.”
Brissett in six NFL seasons has accomplished 60.2% of his passes for 7,742 yards, 36 touchdowns, and 17 interceptions.