It is obvious that the likelihood of going 0-16 increases with each loss, but the Browns have seemingly regressed as the season has gone on. The competitive nature that was present in the first half of the year has disappeared entirely.
Today marked the third consecutive double-digit loss, with the offense mustering a combined 26 points in those games. It is embarrassing and just plain bad football, making fans wonder if this whole rebuilding process will even work out.
It is hard to tell fans to keep the faith, at least for the rest of the 2016 season. The front office seemingly entered the season not caring if the team won a single game, while the talent on the field is just not there. Players are giving their best efforts, but they were assembled to fail.
Hue Jackson’s job is reportedly safe, although Jimmy Haslam may be getting increasingly frustrated after yet another loss in front of a half-empty stadium filled with mostly Steelers fans. Blowing things up would be the wrong move, but there need to be major changes heading into 2017.
A rebuild involves a team starting at the bottom, and an 0-16 record would mean 2017 couldn’t possibly be any worse. That is, if the process is allowed to continue.