There’s Still So Much Work To Do
Whether or not the Browns had all the hype in the world surrounding them, their roster was, of course, only on paper. The Browns need some time to gel together if they want any hope of this being a success. Not playing together fully during the preseason is likely the cause of this level of sloppiness and frankly ineptitude, but the Browns will need time to get through their growing pains.
If they can’t figure it out, then hey, this might be a lost season. But for right now, they have the benefit of the doubt as they work to figure out just how all the pieces are going to fit together. Freddie Kitchens has his work cut out for him to get the roster sorted out and come up with a game plan with only one extra day to plan.
When the Browns match up in New York next Monday, they will finally have film on what worked in this game, and what they need to work on for next game. Running back Le’Veon Bell will be matched up against Cleveland’s defensive front, which needs the offense to help them stay fresh.
At the end of it all, Week 1 was an abject disaster for the Browns. It wasn’t pretty, and the Browns deserved to lose with the amount of penalties they had for just one week. Regroup, and get back at it for Week 2.