The Problem With the Offense
Right, so the Browns’ offense is alright at best, and absolutely anemic at its worst. Not only did the Browns have a tough time scoring, but the offense seemed to just…stall, at points. Kicker Zane Gonzalez’s missed field goal in the fourth quarter was a disappointing moment, and although starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor threw but one interception this week, he didn’t do much of anything on the positive side of things, either.
Tyrod Taylor, most of the time, is not going to lose you games. That’s great! That’s terrific, actually, considering the Browns have a history of quarterbacks that lose them games. However, Tyrod Taylor is not going to win you games either. Really, that dichotomy is kind of his “thing.” Taylor is a middle of the road quarterback who is going to play it safe, conservative, and just stay out of the way. This presents a problem within in the Browns offense.
This offense is not designed with Tyrod Taylor in mind. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Antonio Callaway, Duke Johnson, Rashard Higgins, and formerly Josh Gordon are all, at least in some way, deep threat receivers. Tyrod Taylor, as I’ve explained is not a deep threat sort of guy. This disconnect is killing the Browns’ offense so far this season, and their lack of offensive willpower is the exact inverse of their offensive firepower.