In this week’s column for Pro Football Weekly, I talked about how the Cleveland Browns could turn their season around. It begins this week in their rematch against the Cincinnati Bengals, which also happens to be the return of cornerback Joe Haden. Being 0-5 is certainly no picnic, but the Browns; season is not yet completely lost. Obviously, more than a few things need to fall their way, but the Browns can reach respectability by the end of the year.
Here’s an excerpt:
Haden’s return was supposed to signify a stretch endured by the Browns, a chance to bolster the defense and make something out of this season. Of course, one might have thought the Browns would actually have a win by now.
Instead, this 0-5 team has been mired in a pit of offensive mistakes and poor defense. Things are certainly bleak in Cleveland, and the how and why of the current situation has been looked at extensively.
Rather than doing that again, let’s focus on the Browns’ ability to turn their season around. Expectations must be tempered; no one is talking about the playoffs here. But to win four or five of their final 11 games would be a salvaged season, no?
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