Cleveland Browns corner-back Joe Haden took back to back pass interference calls in the game against the Detroit Lions. Those calls help the Lions score their first touchdown in the game. Haden known as a shut-down corner had a tough game against the Lions.
The Browns secondary has had their fair share of problems in the past. Haden doesn’t get tested as much as the corner back on the other side does. Haden’s reputation precedes him. NFL quarterbacks don’t seem to test him as much as they test the other players in the defensive secondary.
With two pass interference flags thrown against Haden, I would say he failed the test, the first flag was very questionable, the seconds one that took place in the end-zone was not. Haden grabbed the left arm of the intended receiver and he was caught. The flag helped the Lions score and just like that the Browns were losing the game.
Joe Haden made a lot out of covering Calvin Johnson, all week we hard Haden say he studied film and was going to be up for the task. It didn’t look like Haden had what it took to cover Johnson who was playing on a bad leg.
He tried and he couldn’t do it without grabbing and holding onto him. Haden was never the shut down corner people played him up to be. If you go back through the Cleveland Sports 360 articles and search for our Joe Haden articles, you would see we told you before Haden isn’t exactly what a shut down corner should be.
Maybe Haden is losing a step, who knows. But after the 2 back to back flags, I’ll bet he starts to get tested more often by the opposing team’s quarterbacks.
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