Cleveland Browns: Wins are the only thing that can fix this
The Cleveland Browns are facing a ton of adversity in 2017, with the only solution for the all the problems being some wins in the coming weeks.
Hue Jackson and his Cleveland Browns can put out a positive message during the week, but it is getting harder to believe in this team as time goes on.
No one is rooting for this team to lose. It’s quite the opposite. The problem is it is getting harder to not only predict a victory on Sundays, but to even predict a competitive game. A 1-19 record in the last 20 games will do that.
Fans won’t start believing in this team until some wins are picked up, with each loss bringing up the question of who is to blame. There are those who want Sashi Brown gone, and those who don’t think Hue Jackson is the right man for the job.
If the team keeps losing, Jimmy Haslam may decide both aren’t good fits here. It sounds crazy, but losing causes people to do crazy things.
One of the best remaining chances for a win this season is this Sunday when Josh McCown and the New York Jets come to town. The Jets have won two straight, but Browns fans know just how shaky McCown can be in big situations. Perhaps Gregg Williams can construct a plan to take advantage of that.
We take a look at all this and more from around the NFL in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
Cleveland Browns news:
Defensive takeaways from the Week 4 loss
"The Cleveland Browns failed to find any rhythm on the defensive side of the ball in the 31-7 loss to Cincinnati Bengals."
Browns remain anchored at the bottom of Week 5 power rankings
"The Cleveland Browns have once again taken up residence in the basement of the weekly NFL power rankings and it may take a while to work their way out."
Hue Jackson stands by DeShone Kizer (ESPN)
"DeShone Kizer’s numbers on Sunday against Cincinnati showed he had the lowest completion percentage and fewest yards in his four-game NFL career."
Browns Quarterback Review: Week 4 versus Cincinnati (WFNY)
"The dumpster fire that is the Browns offense remained baffling in Week 4."
Patriots woes, NFL power rankings and Deshaun Watson shines (FanSided)
"It’s only four weeks, but the New England Patriots are in serious trouble for the first time in the Brady-Belichick era. Don’t expect that to change soon."
Danny Trevathan’s suspension reduced to one game (NFL.com)
"Danny Trevathan will miss one less game than expected."