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Both starting safeties, two of their best linebackers, and a slot corner were among the many names let go by Cleveland Browns general manager in the 2020 offseason. Whether it was due to being released or just not coming to terms on a new deal, general manager Andrew Berry allowed several key pieces to their defense walk.
Granted, that defense struggled mightily in 2019. They’re also switching to a new defensive coordinator, who might prefer different types of players. Whatever the reason, the Browns have some players to replace, and they won’t all be seamless transitions.
With that being the case, today’s Daily Dawg Tags highlights an article that examines which loss is going to be the most impactful during the 2020 season.
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"“None of the Browns’ big splashes in free agency happened at linebacker (B.J. Goodson) or safety (Karl Joseph, Andrew Sendejo). The Browns did draft LSU safety Grant Delpit in the second round and LSU linebacker Jacob Phillips in the third.”"
The Browns had several players leave but two of the top four according to Pasko were Christian Kirksey and Joe Schobert. Cleveland believed they could replace these two but didn’t do a lot to invest in those replacements. It remains to be seen if that was a bad risk to take.
"“Nick Chubb rushed 15 times inside the 5-yard line for the Browns last season. He lost a total of 14 yards on those carries while scoring just two touchdowns.Losing about two-and-a-half feet per carry when your team is counting on you to punch in a touchdown is not good, of course.”"
The points made by Tanier make sense but the fact is, the Browns are hoping a revamped offensive line will help Chubb get better in the red zone. But of course, we have to see it to believe it — or at least some do.
2020 is seriously the worst season to be trying to work in a new system. Cleveland is finding that out now as Kevin Stefanski and his staff is unable to meet face to face with many of their players. These virtual meetings are going to be important, but there’s no substitute for real practice.
OBJ would be the first person to tell you that he’s not satisfied with how his 2019 campaign went. In his first season with the Browns, he was unable to have the impact he hoped for. Greg Newland looks at this and says the superstar wideout is poised for redemption.