The next part of our film study from Week 1’s Browns vs. Steelers game focused on the offense. We’ll look at a handful of plays in Part 1 from the first half of the game, followed by some plays in the second half in Part 2.
Crowell’s Big Loss to Begin the Game
The second play of the game is a handoff to RB Isaiah Crowell. Before the snap, the Browns motioned TE Seth DeValve to the left of QB DeShone Kizer. After he sets, Kizer also motions TE David Njoku from his right split back spot over to his left side for a potential screen pass, where DeValve and WR Corey Coleman would’ve been the lead blockers. That’s the deception portion of the play, but the Steelers’ defense doesn’t bite for it, so they actually have more defenders keyed in to stop the run.