BEREA A big reason the Browns won their third game win in a row was due to the contributions of rookies. Pat Shurmur was asked if it was the confidence theyve gained or the opportunity to show their skill set.
Its probably a combination of both, Shurmur said. When they have the confidence and opportunity and when those two meet they have the chance (to make plays).
There was probably no bigger play in the win over the Chiefs than from rookie Travis Benjamin, who broke off a record-setting punt return of 93 yards for a touchdown to jump start the Browns.
I talk about our young football team and we have 72 starts by rookies, Shurmur said. The next closest is around 44. Some young players have distinguished themselves.
Shurmur knows when young players are making plays, it bodes well for the future. Hes not surprised they have been performing well in the second half of the season.
When youre breaking in a bunch of young guys, first and foremost, theyre learning how to play.
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