JC Tretter still boiling day after Browns pay for Kansas City coach flying off the handle

Steve Doerschuk, Akron Beacon Journal on

Published in Football

The Browns have themselves to blame for letting Kansas City off the hook, and they know it.

After a dream first half, they slipped to a 33-29 loss behind a nightmare sequence including:

- A Nick Chubb fumble.

- A whiffed block that got Baker Mayfield hammer-sacked.

- A 75-yard Chiefs touchdown moments after a Browns TD provided a 29-20 fourth-quarter lead.

- A third-down underthrow to David Njoku followed by punter Jamie Gillan's drop of a snap.


- An interception that erased a plausible chance to win at the wire.

On the flip side, the Browns think the Chiefs got away with a big one.

Starting safety Ronnie Harrison got kicked out of the game in the opening moments after an 11-yard catch and run by running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire. The play ended near fifth-year Chiefs running backs coach Greg Lewis.

Lewis, a 41-year-old former NFL receiver, pushed Harrison but didn't knock him back very far. Harrison pushed back, sending Lewis into a dramatic backpedal.


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