Donovan Peoples-Jones, former Michigan WR, speaks on Week 1 performance: 'It was just great plays and great throws'
Donovan Peoples-Jones had a great outing in the Cleveland Browns’ 26-24 win over the Carolina Panthers in Baker Mayfield’s return. Peoples-Jones said that it came down to throws that were made per Ashley Bastock of Cleveland.com.
The former Michigan wideout caught 6 passes for 60 yards receiving. What was so great about it was that most of the catches were contested, and some came in clutch moments late in the game. Peoples-Jones had little to say about how he played.
“It was just great plays and great throws,” Peoples-Jones said on Wednesday.
His head coach, Kevin Stefanski, had more to say about it than he did. Stefanski has loved having Peoples-Jones in Cleveland from the moment he got there. One of the things he liked about Peoples-Jones’ performance was he wasn’t afraid to get physical for his catches.
“He is a guy who we really trust and have trusted since the moment he stepped on campus,” Stefanski said. “He is going to be where he is supposed to be. He is physical. He can run away from you. He can separate and has done that over the course of time. Just in that game, they have some good DBs in that last one so they were playing sticky in coverage at times, and he went up and got the ball.”
The Browns play the New York Jets next on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on CBS.