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The Cleveland Browns dealt with several problems throughout the 2019 season, but one of the most noticeable problems was the lack of chemistry, especially on offense. Most notably, Baker Mayfield struggled to build a connection with Odell Beckham, hindering the entire offense.
Although Mayfield and Beckham are entering their second season together, chemistry could become an issue once again, this time for the entire offense. Without an offseason program, the Browns have been unable to practice together, other than Mayfield’s workouts in Texas.
With a new coaching staff and no on-field time together, it will be difficult for the offense to be primed once the regular season starts. As the unit attempts to perfect the new scheme, they will also have to manage building chemistry with each other at the same time.
Today’s featured article discusses if chemistry will once again be an issue for the Browns in 2020, but this time not involving Mayfield and the receivers.
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"Pro Bowl G Joel Bitonio was similarly optimistic about what the group accomplished during the spring. He’s just been through enough transitions to know that what the group does in August will be vital to what it achieves in the fall."
Communication and chemistry is critical for an offensive line, as a slight miscommunication can leave the quarterback or running back vulnerable for a big hit. The Browns may have been able to accomplish a lot virtually, but it does not compare to working through things together with on-field reps.
The Cleveland Browns finalized a key deal last week when they signed star defensive end to a record-setting extension for a defensive player. Mitch Zoloty looks at five Browns who could be next for extensions.
"Landry posted a two-page explanation on Instagram detailing why players don’t feel safe taking the field despite the NFL sending a memo to teams on Saturday stating that camp will start on time. Browns rookies, injured players and quarterbacks are set to report on July 24th, and all other veterans on July 28th."
Even though training camp will be starting this week, there remains so much uncertainty about how the league will handle the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the NFL wants to proceed with their schedule on time, they have done a horrible job of informing the players of their plans and assuring them they are ready in case emergencies happen throughout camp and the season.
Jarvis Landry can be a confrontational figure among the Cleveland Browns fan base despite his performance on the field. As Randy Gurzi discusses, Landry made history with the Browns during the 2019 season.