The Cleveland Browns need to be rebuilt
The Cleveland Browns have no choice but to go through a complete rebuild in order to try and be successful in the future.
The Cleveland Browns have lost a great deal of talent in the month of March.
The initial wave began with losing Alex Mack, Mitchell Schwartz, Travis Benjamin, and Tashaun Gipson at the start of the free agency period.
Then came the releases of Karlos Dansby and Dwayne Bowe, although it was a relief to see the latter leave town.
Not bringing any of these players back may scare fans into what the season will be like in 2016, but fans may be forgetting just how bad the team was in 2015.
After another losing season, this time with a 3-13 record, the Browns had no reason to keep the same roster in place.
Although Tony Rizzo sometimes has rather interesting opinions about the state of the Browns, he is right in this case. There was no need to freak out about all the players leaving, as it is clear the team needs a complete overhaul.
Most teams rebuild after a legendary player retires, or a championship is won with talent that goes elsewhere. But this is not the case with the Browns. It is sad that a team that has been bad for so long must rebuild, but so it goes.
The only way this process will work is if it starts with a good draft, which would be a first in a long time. There cannot be more instances of first round draft picks being busts or being let go by the team, as these are the players who are supposed to form the basis of the franchise for years to come.
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The quarterback position seemed to be taken care of with the trade talks involving Colin Kaepernick, but those have gone quiet as of late, bringing the attention back to Jared Goff and Carson Wentz when discussing the second overall pick.
As the team is rebuilding, they could draft one of these quarterbacks and let Josh McCown continue to be the starter in 2016, allowing the rookie to learn more before being thrust onto the field, which is a strategy that has doomed rookie quarterbacks in Cleveland since the return in 1999.
Getting a quarterback would be the first step in making things right in Cleveland. The rest of the team can be focused on after, allowing the front office to not have to worry about the most important position on the team.
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