Cleveland Browns: 4 things to do during the bye week
Nov 15, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack (55) gestures at the line of scrimmage against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
The Cleveland Browns head into the bye week in an all-too-familiar position.
Losers of five in a row and 13 of their past 15 (dating back to last season), the Browns sit at the absolute bottom of the NFL with a 2-8 record.
Thoughts of a playoff appearance, the first since 2002, disappeared long ago. A winning season, the first since 2007, is also off the table. A repeat of last season’s seven wins? Not looking good.
After watching the team be outscored 95-39 over the past three weeks, most Browns fans would settle for general competency over the season’s final six games.
Since this is the NFL, rather than Major League Baseball or the NBA, team’s are a bit limited in what they can do to fix problems during the season, but that doesn’t mean the Browns have to stand idly by while waiting for their next game.
Here are four things the Browns can do – some might even say must do – during the bye week to make the final weeks of the season be, if not enjoyable, at least tolerable to a long-suffering and increasingly angry fan base.
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