Kevin Stefanski and Baker Mayfield wanted no part of the “moral victory” discussion after Monday night’s harsh loss against the Ravens, and they shouldn’t. The Cleveland Browns have been an embarrassment for twenty years, but keeping games close isn’t the goal. Playoff teams don’t celebrate not getting blown out. For the organization to graduate fromContinue reading “A Fumbled Opportunity against Baltimore. A Valuable Lesson, or a Mammoth Failure?”
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A Romp in Nashville. Playoffs Guaranteed. What is the Ceiling?
The Cleveland Browns’ win in Nashville Sunday, the franchise’s biggest since 2007, changed the narrative. They’re no longer beating up on poor teams, or a benefactor of a weak schedule. If Baker Mayfield can sling it for the rest of the season the way he did Sunday, they can rattle the top AFC teams inContinue reading “A Romp in Nashville. Playoffs Guaranteed. What is the Ceiling?”
Kevin Stefanski has Discovered Something. Is his New Style Changing the Browns?
The Cleveland Browns trudged their way to a victory Sunday in Jacksonville, unimpressive yet important. A loss to a one win team on their 3rd string quarterback is a grim look for a team with realistic, for once, playoff aspirations. The Browns own the first wild card slot after 11 games, poised to break anContinue reading “Kevin Stefanski has Discovered Something. Is his New Style Changing the Browns?”
Can the Cleveland Browns Prove Capable of a Rebound? It’s Not That Simple
A simple path for the Cleveland Browns to NFL dominance doesn’t exist. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens are two of the best organizations in all of sports, and the Browns must compete with each twice per season. The level they need to reach to remain competitive with either has been unattainable by this franchiseContinue reading “Can the Cleveland Browns Prove Capable of a Rebound? It’s Not That Simple”
Romping and Road Grading into Oblivion in Dallas
Once the season ends, it’ll be easy to look back upon the Cleveland Browns’ season and decide which victory was most important. The turning point. Could Sunday’s road grading, 307 yard rushing performance be the one? The offensive line pushed Dallas’ defensive front wherever they wanted, creating holes larger than Jerry Jones’ ego. In theContinue reading “Romping and Road Grading into Oblivion in Dallas”
On to Cincinnati
This early in the season, one can only hope the Cleveland Browns get better. Nothing on Sunday was surprising. Baltimore employs the reigning MVP and has Super Bowl aspirations. Cleveland is on their fourth head coach and offensive coordinator in three seasons. Baker Mayfield is regressing at an astonishing rate, and the defense has littleContinue reading “On to Cincinnati”
Kevin Stefanski is Set Up to Fail
What is one tangible attribute that suggests Kevin Stefanski will be a successful NFL head coach? He’s Ivy League educated. Paul DePodesta wanted to hire him last year instead of Freddie Kitchens. He’ll supposedly agree with hiring Andrew Berry, a former Browns executive now Philadelphia’s Vice President of Football Operations, as G.M. DePodesta, Stefanski, andContinue reading “Kevin Stefanski is Set Up to Fail”