Cleveland Browns: 4 thoughts on the state of the offensive line
By Joel W. Cade
Cleveland Browns offensive line coach Hal Hunter explained the state of the offensive line in an interesting June 9 press conference.
The offensive line is an intriguing position for the Cleveland Browns. With all the talk about the retired jersey listing 24 quarterbacks’ names, the uncertainty surrounding the wide receiving corps and the apparent non-story about the tight end position, the transformation of the once small athletic offensive line into a big, bruising offensive line has been lost in the shuffle.
The national narrative focuses upon what the Browns have lost this offseason. Alex Mack and Mitchell Schwartz both left Cleveland for greener paychecks. The once proud, highly touted offensive line has become a byword for Browns nation.
But instead of focusing on what has been lost, Browns fans and the national media should focus on what has been gained. The Browns have brought in young veterans who will compete for starting positions. They drafted two offensive lineman known for their mean streak and ability to run block. So, if they got their analytics right, the Browns offensive line should be primed for a bounce-back season.
Cleveland Browns offensive line coach Hal Hunter gave fans a rare treat when he answered questions for the media on June 9. It is a rare occasion when position coaches do press conferences. It is a far rarer occasion for a member of the mushroom society to be open about the status of each position.
Yet, Hunter gave us a small peak behind the curtain of the inner workings of the Browns offensive line. And what he revealed was fascinating. Here are four thoughts on the state of the Browns offensive line.
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