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A Browns Coach Is Mad At His Rookie For Getting Hurt

A Cleveland Browns helmet sitting on the field.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 11: A Cleveland Browns helmet rests on the field prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on September 11, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Eagles defeated the Browns 29-10. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

A Cleveland Browns' assistant coach is under fire for what he said about his team's first-round draft pick, Denzel Ward.

Ward, a former Ohio State star cornerback, is injured. The former Buckeyes' standout had to leave the Browns' preseason game against the Eagles on Friday with back problems.

This was the play in which he was injured:

Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is not happy with Ward. He's claiming that his poor tackling form is what caused his injury:

Maybe he’ll finally listen to me and stop doing those stupid things the way he’s trying to tackle, and tackle the way I tell him to tackle, and he won’t get hurt.

That seems like a stretch, but hey, it's the Browns.