Morris Claiborne had a rough go of it against the Eagles in Philadelphia last Sunday. The rookie cornerback allowed a touchdown on the Eagles’ opening drive, when Riley Cooper beat him on a fade route in the end zone, and he was flagged a kind-of-astounding five times--twice for offsides and three times for defensive holding.
But Claiborne isn’t down in the dumps going into this week’s matchup with the Browns at Cowboys Stadium. The LSU product said this week that he plans on having a busy day against the Browns, and that’s just fine with him.
“I hope so,’’ Claiborne said of the Browns trying to pick on him, per the Dallas Morning News. “I feel it’s a blessing.
“I know guys are going to come out (and say), ‘well, just throw it up there. We’re either going to catch it or get a penalty.’
“That’s why I have to play smart and go up and attack the ball.”
Claiborne is just half way through his rookie season, but he’s already developed a purposefully short memory, a key asset for cornerbacks in the NFL, and a good sign for the career of the first round pick.
“I’ve got to have amnesia,’’ Claiborne said. “Let it go, whether it’s a good play or a bad play. I’m always positive. Something bad happen, I’m always trying to look forward. I’m like, how can I make a play to make other people forget it because I’ve already forgot it.
“But I know you guys (media) aren’t going to forget it.’’
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