The Cleveland Browns may not be as bad as their record indicates, but there are still some areas of concern on offense.
The Cleveland Browns hit a dubious milestone on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.
The loss to the Titans drops the Browns to 0-6 on the season, marking the first time that Cleveland has started a season at 0-6 since 1999. (And it is just the third time in franchise history.)
“Another tough loss for our football team. I think I have been saying that every week, but I like the fight in our players,” head coach Hue Jackson said on Monday. “Our players are playing extremely hard. We have to continue to work that way, continue to get better. I think the guys have bought into the process of how we do things. I think they enjoy the process.
“There is no question we need to go get a win to validate a lot of the things that we have done.” – Head coach Hue Jackson
“There is no question we need to go get a win to validate a lot of the things that we have done. We continue to stub our toe a little bit in some areas. We just have to continue to fight to get over that hump. We are not going to stop doing what we do. I’m more determined – I say that every week – than ever before.
“We know (a win) is coming. When it is coming is the part that is hard for all because we don’t know, but we know that it will get there. We will just continue to stay the course but do some things better. You can’t keep doing what you are doing because you will keep getting what you get. That is what I tell our guys so we have to do it better. We are going to ask for more and expect more and coach them to do more. That is what we will do.”
While it may seem odd to say the Browns are the best “0-6 team we’ve seen,” there is a lot of truth in that statement. They may not be good right now – which is not the same as being bad – but they give it everything they have on a weekly basis (with the exception of the game against the New England Patriots).
It is just going to take a win or two to validate that what Jackson and the front office is doing.
While we wait for that elusive first victory, let’s take a quick look at three takeaways from the loss to the Titans.