Cleveland, Ohio: Talk to yourself about the Browns and — dare to write — Super Bowl?
question: is pro soccer focus And writer Sam Monson about the Browns?
answer: Monson opened up his story this way: “Every time you shop at the Cleveland Browns, you get burned.”
ask: Is he a Browns fan?
answer: He didn̵7;t, but he saw Cleveland collapse enough to believe every gust of wind and the house shook. The roof is about to fall on the Brown.
ask: Why did he write: “Come back again. Looking at a team on paper strong enough to compete against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Browns came close to disappointing in the playoffs.”
answer: He believed it. He also wrote: “A rational analysis says we should buy in Browns, but fool me once…”
ask: Don’t you have the same fear?
answer: Let’s start with what I’m not afraid of. I’m not afraid of a meltdown in 2019, where the Browns were expected to make it to the playoffs, but finished 6-10 or even the 1981 group 11-5. The 1980 Kardiac Kids were followed by a 5-11 record.
ask: Why not?
answer: In the 1980s, the Browns won many close matches. In 1981 QB Brian Sipe began to feel the effects of injury. He lost his arm strength fall protection I also believe there was an emotional effect on the team’s psyche following the Red Right 88 semifinal loss to Auckland.
ask: How about 2019?
answer: The coaching staff is too inexperienced. and a slightly problematic attitude in the player roster. That’s a bad combination. GM John Dorsey’s decision to hand over Freddie Kitchens a job and crew was disastrous, not only did he argue with some of the players, But there’s still a clear line between the kitchen and offensive coordinator Todd Monken.
ask: This year is different because…
g The reception/coach of Andrew Berry and Kevin Stefanski are connected, they showed they can deal with adversity – remember those early-season losses at Baltimore and Pittsburgh? 11-5 Brown has never lost two games in a row. Stefanski never looked like a rookie coach. And he should continue to grow this season.
ask: What else?
answer: Combining Baker Mayfield/Stefanski Profootballfocus (PFF) scoring Mayfield the NFL’s No. 10 QB, you can win big with a top 10 QB. The analysis site also wrote: “Mayfield is the second highest scoring quarterback. In the league from Week 7 until the playoffs, he also ranked in the top five for his agile play. Standard and early game dropbacks throughout the season. All of which are important and stable indicators. Considering the munitions Mayfield had around him. and a pass grade of 84.4, his offensive line in the league last year. He is expected to continue where he left off in the 2021 season.”
ask: And you think…
answer: There’s more. Former Browns CEO Joe Banner wrote this for my favorite website, 33rd Team:
“If you look at the Cleveland attack last year, Yes, they are talented and the players play hard for him. But it’s a roadmap that’s a big uplift. Baker Mayfield has one of the best TD-INT ratios (26-8) in his career, and he sees QBR up nearly 33% from 2019, both Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt have. Best season in Cleveland Yards per run in 2020, Stefanski came in full force and gave the attacking players the opportunity to maximize their abilities. And because of that, offensive game is the best year in a long time.
“Another important addition for them in the assistant coaching sphere is attacking Bill Callahan, he’s another guy, Mike Munchak, whose attack has improved wherever he goes. With or without changes in personnel … When you combine the two, Stefanski with good plans and play. and Callahan taught in advance. That’s all you need to change the franchise.”
ask: Wow. Banner has never been afraid to criticize the Brown team before.
answer: The Browns performed well last season and have a great chance of doing well in 2021. I’m sure they have a Super Bowl attacking game not just because of Mayfield, but because of what Banner was talking about at the time. Coach and offensive line
ask: What about protection?
answer: Here’s why I wasn’t ready to go as far as PFF’s Monson ended his story with: “The second off could have propelled them into being a legitimate contender and the biggest threat to Kansas City. in AFC”
ask: What does that mean?
answer: The author makes the case that all the Browns’ defensive upgrades will be enough to help them knock down a few KCs starting with this question. Are the Chiefs good enough to go to the Super Bowl three times in a row? History is against them. Although New England and Tom Brady just did (2016-18) Injuries, salary ceiling problems And the schedule makes it difficult to happen.
ask: You’re not selling to the Chiefs, is it better for the Browns?
answer: I didn’t sell the Browns’ defense. The banner pointed out the coach’s impact on the offense. with Stefanski and Callahan I’ll be adding offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt to the list. These three work together to create a game-changing offense.
ask: But in defense?
answer: Joe Woods is the coordinator. I think he is strong but he is in the class of Stefanski/Callahan/Van Pelt? It’s hard to know. He hasn’t been gifted much in 2020. It’s hard to judge him. In 2017, he had a top-five defensive line in several key categories with Denver. In 2018, there was a big drop.
ask: Don’t you like what the Browns do in the off-season to help defend?
answer: Of course. Even though I was skeptical about Jadeveon Clowney, he was an important addition and not only. but must be in good health Free Reps John Johnson III and Troy Hill should help secondary. As with first-round Greg Newsome II, I have my doubts about Greedy Williams and concerns about healthy Denzel Ward.
ask: Why are you so depressed?
answer: Will the defensive line improve or Woods is a big problem? But they are likely to have nine new players, as only Myles Garrett and Ward are guaranteed a returning player. I’m guessing the returner is Ronnie Harrison Jr. (Security) and maybe Jacob Phillips (Linebacker) or Malcolm Smith (Bron. Ongo) can grab the starting job. many new pages
ask: That’s not fun
answer: Really, the season is going to be fun. The Browns can win 11 games again, especially in a new 17-game format, but I always thought this team was a year away from the Super Bowl. However, they are good enough to dream. Much depends on how fast Woods and his coaching staff put together defense.
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