Cleveland Browns will be better than 3-13 in 2016
The Cleveland Browns should be able to improve upon the 3-13 record the team finished with in 2015.
The Cleveland Browns are in an interesting position heading into the 2016 season. After years of high expectations for sub par teams, the 2016 Browns will begin training camp with perhaps the lowest expectations of any team since 1999.
The front office has committed to a full rebuild with the goal of being successful in the next few years. The first year of a rebuild is always tough for fans, but it doesn’t mean the Browns are going to regress in 2016.
After finishing 3-13 in 2015, the Browns should be able to make some improvements in 2016, although a recent video from FanSided suggests otherwise.
The view is a fair one given the complete rebuild and lack of expectations, but it is hard for a team to go 3-13. There were several games last season the Browns lost due to stupid mistakes, or blocked field goals, with the responsibility falling on the coaching staff.
With Hue Jackson and his coaching staff, the stupid mistakes should be avoided, leading to a few extra games being won by the young group in town.
Not going 3-13 doesn’t mean the Browns are going to the playoffs, but there is no reason the team can’t win four or five games in 2016. It is still a disappointing record in terms of the goal of winning a Super Bowl, but if the front office continues to build the team through the draft, a playoff berth can be possible in a year or two.
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Those outside of Cleveland are going to continue to peg the Browns as the worst team in the NFL throughout the preseason, so it will take a win or two early in the season to show that the team has some talent, and will have some success in the near future.