Sometimes, scoring a landing is a nasty factor, except you are the Jets — and Nick Chubb is aware of it.
The Browns star is taking the blame for a landing run that ought to have put away the Jets on Sunday.
Two days after the Browns collapsed and blew a 13-point lead within the closing two minutes to lose 31-30 to the Jets, the 26-year-old operating again stated he made a mistake by going into the tip zone for his third TD. of the day with 1:55 left.
“I most likely should not have scored proper there, truthfully, trying again at it,” Chubb informed reporters Tuesday. “It value us the sport.”
With the Browns main 24-17, Chubb took a handoff from the 12-yard line and ran left. He made a cutback, stepped by means of a tackler and scored to put Cleveland up by 13 and ship a raucous residence crowd right into a frenzy.
But if Chubb had run out of bounds or had been tackled after choosing up a primary down, the Browns might have merely taken a knee 3 times, run out the clock and improved to 2-0 for the primary time in 29 years.
Chubb’s flub was simply the primary of a comedy of errors that sunk the Browns and gave head coach Robert Saleh’s Jets a shocking first win of the season.
First, rookie Cade York missed the additional level after Chubb’s TD. Second, the Browns’ secondary failed to talk and gave up a 66-yard TD go to Corey Davis. Third, Cleveland broad receiver Amari Cooper failed to get well the Jets’ onside kick. Finally, the Browns let Jets quarterback Joe Flacco, working with no timeouts, throw a 15-yard TD go to rookie receiver Garrett Wilson with 22 seconds left.
Chubb did not understand till after the sport all these different errors by his teammates would not have occurred if he had simply gone down earlier than crossing the tip zone.
“A whole lot of issues went fallacious, not only one factor,” he stated. “But collectively as a unit, as a group we might have accomplished all issues in another way, but it surely’s solely an issue as a result of we did not win. So I most likely ought to have gone down.”
Kevin Stefanski appreciated that Chubb needs to be accountable, however the head coach additionally took the blame for not getting ready him for that scenario.
“Put it on me,” Stefanski stated. “The gamers don’t conceal from it. I don’t conceal from it.”
Chubb, one of many Browns’ group leaders, stated it wasn’t a straightforward play, however he reiterated that he should not have scored.
“It would have been robust [to stop]he stated. “I believe the first-down marker was on the 1 or 2 and the objective line is true there, too. I most likely might have gotten down. It would have been third-and-short, third-and-inches, but it surely most likely might have occurred.
“I might have gone out of bounds, however individuals have been behind and they might have pushed me in or one thing like that. I most likely ought to have simply dropped down after I made the lower.”
Surprisingly, Chubb received it proper in an identical scenario two years in the past.
In that recreation towards the Texans, with Cleveland defending a 10-7 lead, Chubb received free on a 59-yard run, however as an alternative of scoring, he stepped out of bounds on the 1-yard line and the Browns burned the remaining time.
Two years in the past, Stefanski despatched in a play referred to as “no mas” to make sure the clock administration.
Chubb stated he should not have had to be informed once more.
“We all work collectively,” Chubb stated. “We all talk. But on the finish of the day, I’ve been in that scenario earlier than and so I actually cannot put it on anybody however myself at this level. I believe the largest factor is I used to be conscious of what was happening and I believed the sport was over if I’m being sincere.”
— With AP