Cody's mom Christie, who was celebrating her birthday Friday, couldn't have asked for a better gift, as her son's first play was a 10-yard touchdown pass to fellow rookie Rashard Higgins. Unfortunately, Cody's second snap from scrimmage elicited flashbacks of one of the worst displays of awareness in NFL history.
Kessler went full Orlovsky, and you never want to go full Orlovsky. After the game, Kessler told The Plain-Dealer he thought the white line behind the end zone demarcation actually was the back of the end zone.
Kessler's up-and-down start was essentially a microcosm of his USC career, one filled with exciting highs and head-scratching lows. You have to give it to him, though, at least his debut was extremely memorable.