Each week, the Browns’ broadcast team of Jim Donovan, Doug Dieken and Jamir Howerton join ClevelandBrowns.com Staff Writer Matt Florjancic in awarding Game Balls to the player(s) they saw as having the greatest impact for the team in their most recent game.
In the Browns’ 17-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, three players were awarded the game ball.
Donovan: “I’m going to give it to
Dieken: “Mike Adams had a good game, had an interception and a chance at another one, but he slipped down. Overall, I think Mike had quite a few tackles in the game, seven combined.”
Howerton: “I’m going to give my game ball to
“It’s something to see him connect with
Florjancic: “My game ball goes to rookie safety T.J. Ward. In his NFL regular season debut, Ward led the Browns with 10 total tackles, including seven solo stops. He also had one tackle-for-loss, a forced fumble and a special teams tackle. He played hard and was a standout player for the Browns.”
Adams had one interception and three passes defended. He also registered five solo and seven total tackles against the Buccaneers. Both totals were second on the team, only to Ward.
Massaquoi caught two passes for 46 yards, including a 41-yard touchdown from quarterback Jake Delhomme with 2:48 remaining in the first quarter. Massaquoi’s catch gave the Browns a 7-0 lead over the Buccaneers.