Cleveland Browns: 3-Step blueprint to Week 10 victory over Bills
Stop Trying to Outsmart Everyone
Freddie Kitchens, please. This slide comes as a cry out to you from all of the Dawg Pound. Please stop trying to outsmart everyone else. Quite frankly, you are only outsmarting yourself at this point. Trying to get “too cute” has doomed Cleveland, and an offensive attack based solely on subverting expectations is an offense with hardly any identity at all.
We are halfway through the season, and both your quarterback Baker Mayfield and your fanbase have greatly suffered from your offensive game plan. The entire offensive unit seems disjointed, from the offensive line, to the weapon-laden backfield which drew endless praise from analysts throughout the offseason.
In order to keep this season from becoming a total disaster, you must get back to basics. In both the pass and the run game, simpler concepts would be much appreciated. What ever happened to the 2018 philosophy of putting playmakers like Rashard Higgins in open space, so they can do what they do best and make plays. And of course, when game-planning for Buffalo’s vaunted defense, you must take advantage of their weakest links.