The Cleveland Browns have received little to no respect from

 the officials this season.It started in Week 1 Authentic
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, when a roughing the passer call against
defensive end Myles Garrett wiped out a key third-down stop. The league later
admitted the call was wrong, but little good that did the Browns.The
questionable calls have continued on a weekly basis, from a negated strip sack
and reversed first-down call in Oakland, a non-call on a blatant defensive
holding against wide receiver Jarvis Landry against the Baltimore Ravens and,
perhaps most blatantly, a non-call on the most obvious false start in NFL
history last Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.It may have taken six
weeks, but Garrett has had enough and vented his frustrations on Friday,
according to Mary Kay Cabot at cleveland.com:Garrett has grown into not only an
impact player on the field, but a team leader off the field.It is also nice to
see a player finally speak up about the ongoing issues with the
officiating.Normally those type of comments are delivered by the head coach,
however, and not a second-year player. Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike
Tomlin had no trouble questioning the officials recently - and that came after a
win!After all, if the head coach is not going to advocate for his team, who
is?Browns head coach and self-proclaimed CEO Hue Jackson has certainly had more
than his share of opportunities to speak up through the media, most notably
after the game against the Raiders, when he had this to say about the
officiating, according to clevelandbrowns.com:Thankfully for the Browns, Garrett
is there to fill the void left by the head coach.Hopefully someone at the NFL
office is listening. Once again, close wasn't good enough for the Cleveland
Browns, who keep finding ways to lose.Chandler Catanzaro's 59-yard field goal in
overtime officially took them down in Sunday's 26-23 loss to the Tampa Bay
Buccaneers. However Myles
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, the Browns themselves also had a lot to do
with the result.In addition to failing to score on two possessions deep in
Buccaneers territory, Cleveland was penalized 14 times for 114 yards, lost a
fumble near midfield in overtime and managed to turn four Tampa Bay turnovers
into only seven points."It's very frustrating any time you lose, especially
because you could have done a lot of things better," rookie quarterback Baker
Mayfield said. "That seems to be the moral of the season."The Browns (2-4-1)
fell to 1-2-1 in overtime games this season and lost their 24th consecutive road
loss dating to October 2015. That's two shy of the NFL record set by the Detroit
Lions from 2007-10.Six of their seven games have been decided by four or fewer
points. Their four OT games are the most any team has played since 2011, when
Arizona won all four it played. The league record is five by the Green Bay
Packers in 1983."We've got to capitalize on defensive turnovers," Mayfield said.
"The defense is playing great. ... If we take those points when we can, I don't
think some of these games would be close."A sputtering offense has been part of
the problem. The Browns had 126 yards through three quarters and finished with
305.Coach Hue Jackson said that has to change, even if he has to get more
involved."I totally have to figure that out, and jump in head-first, all hands,
feet, everything. It's just that simple," Jackson said, adding that he's not
concerned that interjecting himself might be perceived as interfering with
offensive coordinator Todd Haley."I feel I have to, and I want to. That's
nothing against anybody on our building. ... If the offense isn't playing well,
and we haven't over a period of time, I think I have every right as a head coach
to jump in and see if I can help and assist, and get this thing to where it
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Jackson said. "If that's my specialty, then I need to be involved more, and I
will be."In addition to being stopped on downs at the Tampa Bay 1 when they were
trailing 23-16 in the fourth quarter, the Browns also came away without points
in the closing seconds of the first half when Mayfield — scrambling on
fourth-and-2 from the Bucs' 11 — fumbled backward out of bounds as he appeared
to be closing in on a first down.Jackson said he gambled on fourth down because
he felt the team, trailing 16-2 at the time, needed a spark."Baker was running
for it, and the guy stripped the ball out and the ball goes backwards. That
normally doesn't happen," Jackson said. "We could have kicked the field goal, no
question, but I thought our offense needed something to feel good about in the
first half."For his part, Mayfield — 23 of 34 passing for 215 yards, two
touchdowns and zero interceptions — said he should have done a better job of
protecting the football."I wish I would have switched hands, that's the main
thing," the No. 1 overall draft pick said."Either kicking the field goal or me
switching the ball to the other hand, those points matter down there," Mayfield
added. "Any points are good points at that point of the game. You've got to take
care of the ball."
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