The Cleveland Browns lost in embarrassing fashion in Week 1, however, not everything was bad. Here we look at three positives from the defeat.
It’s easy to look at the loss for the Cleveland Browns in Week 1 and feel like this is going to be another long season for fans to suffer through. They had a home-opening loss, which extends their winless streak in Week 1 to 15 years and overall, they’re now 1-18-1 since returning to the NFL with their only win coming courtesy of Jeff Garcia and company in 2004 over the Baltimore Ravens.
This season, it seemed as though things would be different. General manager John Dorsey spent a lot of time adding talent to this roster and he did just that as he brought in cornerstone players such as quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr.
In addition to those stars, he also traded for Jarvis Landry and Olivier Vernon while landing Sheldon Richardson in free agency and Nick Chubb in the 2018 NFL Draft. Suddenly, they looked absolutely dangerous on paper.
Problem is, the game isn’t played on paper. On Sunday, we saw that the Browns weren’t quite ready to get things rolling as the Tennessee Titans made it look easy with a 43-13. As bad as that was, there are some reasons for hope heading into Week 2.
The Browns still have talent on their roster and they can learn from this game. With that being said, we look at three positives to take away from the embarrassing Week 1 loss to Tennessee.