PITTSBURGH — Devlin Hodges has about two games’ worth of NFL film.Preparing to play him requires looking to Samford (Alabama) game tape. It tells Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens what kind of passes Hodges likes to throw, but not much about how he translates to an NFL offense, or playing against and NFL defense. This information can be used to take away certain passing angles. Yet not too much more.“Just his eyes, his motion, you see how accurate he is, see the type of routes he likes to throw,” Kitchens said. “You know, they’re doing a real good job with him in Pittsburgh.”Mike Tomlin’s assessment of Hodges’ job flows between asking him not to turn the ball over and providing an intangible, however real, spark as a starter. The quarterback himself said he’s developed plenty since his last start seven weeks ago.Hodges, his WRs and the questions Mike Tomlin can’t have the answers to yetBut Kitchens has all of 46 snaps since then to look at. All he’ll allow from them is that he thinks Hodges belongs.“I think he’s competitive, he plays with passion he’s an NFL quarterback and you know he’s definitely got the ability to go win a game for ’em,” Kitchens said. “He just did it.”Thanks for visiting PennLive. Quality local journalism has never been more important. We need your support. Not a subscriber yet? Please consider supporting our work.



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