BEREA, Ohio — Every day DeShone Kizer is on the field or does an interview, he shows in ways large and small that he simply “gets it” about the responsibilities of being an NFL quarterback.
Monday, Kizer took responsibility for the bulk of his seven sacks in the Cleveland Browns’ season-opening loss to Pittsburgh, saying it was his fault and he has to get better fast — like by this weekend.
Wednesday, Kizer talked about facing the Ravens in Baltimore on Sunday. In their opener, the Ravens shut out the Bengals on the road, intercepting Andy Dalton four times and sacking him five times.
How do the Browns counter the Ravens, who many believe have a top-five defense?
“Figure out what they do,” Kizer said.
Kizer also talked about knowing the Ravens’ personnel. When it comes to Terrell Suggs, he said he would turn to Joe Thomas, who has kept a voluminous notebook on the players and teams he has faced in his 10-plus seasons in the league.
“I will be able to sit down with him, hopefully after practice today, and really start looking at some of the details of how I can help him and help other guys internally with protections to make sure we have other guys helping him out, whether it is another running back or another hand from an offensive lineman,” Kizer said.
Kizer said that he also has started keeping his own notebook, with details on protections, coverages, plays, players and alignments. He wrote things down before the Steelers game, then updated it afterward.
“It is my job as a quarterback…
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