That's been my take since we drafted JOK, and I'm glad we're sticking to it. Start small and grow--that's how good organizations develop impact players like JOK.JOK should start in a limited role. Let him focus on a limited package or playbook, and as he excels at those things, add more to his plate. That's how you develop someone and build their confidence at the next level.
Togiai hasn't been active yet this season.Unless I'm missing something, neither Billings nor Togiai were listed on the injury report, and neither got a single snap.
Togiai hasn't been active yet this season.
Billings appears to have fallen out of the rotation, but is active just in case someone goes down.
This was a perfect matchup to get JOK on the field as a middle of the second level spy. He used his speed and instincts to break up passes over the middle, delayed blitz, and fake middle blitzes to throw off Fields.
I also saw Delpit playing "size slot" third safety here or there. When he was in, Harrison and JJ3 were still on the field with him. This is another new wrinkle we have been waiting to see since preseason.
So overall, I see the Browns saving a few new weapons for the Bears and catching them completely by surprise. I still don't think the Browns ever really needed these new weapons against the Texans. Sometimes you have to save some ammo for later.
JOK is so freaking fast that it would be really easy for him to take himself out of a play with an incorrect read. So I understand why the coaches are bringing him along a bit more slowly than some would like. I still thought he was really impressive, though. He really excels as knifing through traffic to find the ball-carrier. He's so fast sometimes that the ball carrier doesn't get a chance to set up any of his blocks.