That is when scoring a landing is a nasty factor, except you’re the New York Jets, and Nick Chubb is aware of it.
The Browns star pointed the finger at himself, taking the blame for a landing run that ought to have put away the Jets.
Two days after the Browns collapsed and blew a 13-point lead within the last two minutes to lose 31-30 to the Jets, the 26-year-old working again stated he made a mistake by going into the tip zone for his third TD with 1:55 left.
“I in all probability shouldn’t have scored proper there, truthfully, wanting again at it,” Chubb advised reporters Tuesday. “It price 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 via a tackler and scored to place Cleveland up by 13 and despatched a raucous residence crowd right into a frenzy.
But when Chubb had run out of bounds or been tackled after selecting up a primary down, the Browns might have merely taken three knees, 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 Robert Saleh’s Jets a shocking first win of the season.
First, rookie Cade York missed an additional level, the Browns’ secondary miscommunicated and gave up a 66-yard TD go to Corey Davis, large receiver Amari Cooper did not recuperate New York’s onside kick and the Browns let Jets quarterback Joe Flacco, working with no timeouts, throw a go-ahead TD go to rookie receiver Garrett Wilson with 22 seconds left.
Chubb didn’t notice till after the sport all these different errors by his teammates wouldn’t have occurred if he simply went down earlier than crossing the tip zone.
“A variety of issues went unsuitable, not only one factor,” he stated. “However collectively as a unit, as a staff we might have all accomplished issues completely different, nevertheless it’s solely an issue as a result of we didn’t win. So I in all probability ought to have went down.”
Browns coach Kevin Stefanski appreciated Chubb eager to be accountable but in addition took the blame for not making ready him for that state of affairs.
“Put it on me,” he stated. “The gamers don’t conceal from it. I don’t conceal from it.”
Chubb, one of many Browns’ staff leaders stated it wasn’t a simple play, however reiterated that he mustn’t have scored.
“It will have been powerful (to cease),” he stated. “I believe the first-down marker was on the 1 or 2 and the objective line is correct there, too. I in all probability might have gotten down. It will have been third-and-short, third-and-inches, nevertheless it in all probability might have occurred.
“I might have went out of bounds, however folks had been behind and they might have pushed me in or one thing like that. I in all probability ought to have simply dropped down after I made the minimize.”
The shocking half to Chubb’s error was that he bought it proper in an analogous state of affairs two years in the past.
In that recreation in opposition to the Houston Texans with Cleveland defending a 10-7 lead, Chubb bought 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 out the clock.
Two years in the past, Stefanski had despatched in a play referred to as “no mas” to make sure the clock administration.
Chubb stated he shouldn’t have needed to be advised once more.
“All of us work collectively,” Chubb stated. “All of us talk. However on the finish of the day, I’ve been in that state of affairs earlier than and so I actually can’t put it on anybody however myself at this level. I believe the most important factor is I used to be conscious of what was occurring and I assumed the sport was over if I’m being trustworthy.”
— with AP