The Cleveland Browns are desperate to feed the narrative that Brock Osweiler is really a darn good quarterback — not the mediocre, inaccurate gunslinger we all have seen the past two years.

The team released a hilarious and unbelievable hype video recently and then named Osweiler starter for their first preseason game. To nobody’s surprise, Osweiler was awful. In fact, he began his preseason by throwing a Christian Hackenberg special to the right sideline.

All told, Osweiler completed just 6-of-14 passes for 42 yards. That’s just three yards per attempt, which makes Alex Smith look like a deep ball king.

Yes, he did have some near-misses, including a play in which he nearly converted a touchdown pass to Kenny Britt, who couldn’t get both feet in. He also threw high on a number of occasions. But that’s hardly shocking, for those who have watched his tape the past years. Throwing high is what Osweiler does. It’s his specialty.

Quarterback coach David Lee wants us all to know that if those passes had been completed, Osweiler’s stat line would have looked much better.