Hue Jackson told reporters after Cleveland’s 21-21 tie with the Steelers Sunday wide receiver Josh Gordon was not supposed to start.
But quarterback Tyrod Taylor told reporters Wednesday he knew the 2013 Pro Bowl player would.
“I was not (surprised),” Taylor said, via the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “How could I be surprised? I know the gameplan.”
Jackson said leading up to the first game Gordon would not start because other wide receivers had earned the right presumably by playing in every preseason game.
Gordon missed much of training camp and the preseason as a precautionary measure.
Then when Gordon started Sunday, Jackson told reporters it was a miscommunication which resulted in the wide receiver seeing the field from the first play.
Gordon did not know he was going to start until that play.
“I think I heard one of the coaches mention it during pregame, but I wasn’t really too sure about it, that didn’t really make sense at the time,” he said. “And then right before the offense went out, they told me to go out there, I was, ‘ok, all right.'”
Gordon caught one pass for 17 yards in the Browns’ opener.
It remains to be seen if he will start Game 2 for Cleveland Sunday against the Saints.