The Cleveland Browns take center stage now that LeBron James has taken his talents to Los Angeles. Are these players ready to be the focal point?
It was a rough news day for the Northeast Ohio sports scene as news became official that LeBron James was heading to the Los Angeles Lakers. That’s not ideal, but the Cleveland Browns are ready to step up in his absence.
More than one member of the team came forward and said they’l take the throne left in Cleveland by King James. And let’s be honest, this seems like the right year for them to do just that.
Without James, the focus shifts completely to the football team in Cleveland and they’re ready for that after an offseason full of overhauls to their roster.
With a new quarterback in Tyrod Taylor and new receiver in Jarvis Landry, the offense is ready to move the ball. That’s without even looking at the growth of Myles Garrett in year two, or the added bonus of having him and Emmanuel Ogbah healthy together. This could be a fun season for the Browns as they take center stage.
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With LeBron James heading to Los Angeles, there’s an opening for the king of Ohio sports. Myles Garrett is ready and willing to take that crown.
The Browns have been praised for their moves during this offseason, but they haven’t hit a home run every time they swung for the fences.
"There is no doubt that Baker Mayfield has talent. He showcased his abilities by literally planting his flag at Ohio State. Was selecting Mayfield as the very first pick of the draft the correct choice after obtaining Tyrod Taylor?"
This article echoes the feeling a lot of people have. They believe the Browns are better this season than last, but there’s reservations about Baker Mayfield. Only time will tell which side of the debate is right.
"Garrett quietly had a very good rookie season. His numbers, though, don’t show it because he missed five games to injury. That limited the 2017 draft’s first overall pick to seven sacks in 11 games. However, those numbers don’t reveal Garrett’s true value, and his true play. In watching film, the Browns determined that Garrett was one step from a sack at least a dozen more times."
McManamon looks at some offensive weapons, but Myles Garrettm Emmanuel Ogbah and Denzel Ward are the three keys to success in his mind. And he could be absolutely right.