The Cleveland Browns' inconsistent start to the season is quickly erasing the intense hype surrounding the team during the offseason. Their ugly defeat at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers isn't doing them any favors, either.
One of the reasons for their loss was Antonio Callaway's costly drop that led to an interception. The Browns had a chance to get back in the game during the second quarter, but his drop snuffed any chances of that happening.
Fans who watched the game are probably blaming Callaway for their bitter defeat. However, quarterback Baker Mayfield is keeping his faith with his wide receiver.
Zac Jackson recounted Mayfield's thoughts on Callaway's drop.
Baker: We have total faith in Callaway. There’s a reason he was out there playing tonight…we still support him and believe in him.
— Zac Jackson (@AkronJackson) October 8, 2019
It was a sincere show of support from the Browns in spite of the team's struggles to build a consistent groove. They're now 2-3, taking turns between victory and defeat. They wouldn't be able to reach the playoffs if this keeps up.
However, head coach Freddie Kitchens went out and admitted that he was probably at fault for putting him in such a tight spot. Kitchens thought the wideout was ready to take on a big role for the team.
“Too much of a role? I don't know if I'd say that,” Kitchens said when asked about Callaway's play on Monday. “I like to put our guys in a position to be successful and when they're not successful, that's on me.”
“He wasn't successful tonight.”
The team will have a tough game ahead of them before they enter their bye week. The Browns must pick up the pace against Russell Wilson and company or their playoff hopes will be seriously put into question.