DeShone Kizer, Myles Garrett make good first impressions in Browns' victory

5 Browns players to watch in preseason opener vs. Saints

5 Browns players to watch in preseason opener vs. Saints

"There's a lot for him to learn from, but I thought there were a lot of good things that he did", coach Hue Jackson said after his first preseason win as the Browns' coach (he went 0-4 a year ago). "They were going to play you man and blitz", Kizer said.

- Osweiler, who got 2 full days of practice with the starters this week, didn't tally a first down until his fourth and final possession of the night. The drive should've resulted in a touchdown, but Tedd Ginn, Jr. dropped a pass in the end zone.

Kizer showed poise in the pocket, a powerful right arm, the ability to rise to the occasion - and a ton of reasons for Jackson to keep an open mind about him starting the regular-season opener September 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

"That's something for Coach Jackson", Kizer said. "I take pride in setting a lot of high expectations for myself and when I fall short of those, I don't feel like I accomplished what I needed to".

Rookie DeShone Kizer did more than enough to excite a desperate fan base and give coach Hue Jackson reason to consider a switch for the next preseason game August 21 against the New York Giants.

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"I think it's way too early to talk about that", Jackson said. Let's see it for what it was. The guy made some plays at the end that gave us a chance to win, but there is still so much growth that needs to happen for this young player.

Kizer followed that up with a 45-yard scoring pass to Jordan Payton to tie the game at 14 late in the fourth quarter. He audibled out of the run and chose to go for the game victor.

After a kickoff out of bounds gave the Browns a first and 10 from their own 40-yard line, Kizer tested the Saints deep and completed a 52-yard pass to wide receiver Richard Mullaney that moved the ball from the Cleveland 47-yard line to the New Orleans one. Osweiler finished 6 of 14 for 42 yards. He also got a whole lot to consider as the quarterback position remained as unsettled as ever. He got the Browns into the end zone after a turnover set up the offense at the Saints' 21.

- Myles Garrett's first official tackle came on the Saints' second possession - a run that saw him drop running back Daniel Lasco for a loss of 2. New Orleans has one of the league's most explosive offenses led by Drew Brees and while they are without Brandin Cooks this season who was traded to the New England Patriots they still have Michael Thomas who is due for a massive breakout and the likes of Willie Snead capable of making big plays as well.

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