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It is clear the Cleveland Browns have enough talent on their roster to contend for the playoffs in 2020. Even after a regime change and adjustments to the roster, the Browns are still one of the most talented teams in the league.
However, that was the same narrative surrounding the Browns during last season’s training camp, except they had not undergone a complete regime change. The expectations of the Browns being playoff contenders and one of the most talented teams in the league in 2019 was too much for the team to overcome.
Although the Browns were saying all the right things last season, they fell victim to buying into the hype. The Browns did not put in all of the work they needed to put in, and it eventually cost them as the losses continued to pile up during the season. At that point, the Browns did not know how to recover.
Today’s featured article explains how the Browns are attempting to not re-create the 2019 season and are managing expectations during this year’s training camp.
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"“We’re still a young team. On the other hand, we feel really good about Andrew [Berry] and Kevin [Stefanski], our coaching staff, our personnel group and the talent that we’ve been able to assemble. We’re excited going into the year but realistic.”"
It appears the Browns do have a regime in place better equipped to handle the expectations in 2020 than they had in 2019. Although there seems to be similar expectations for the Browns, it looks like this year’s group is more focused on the task at hand and won’t compound the problems they had in 2019.
Joel Bitonio is now the longest tenured Browns player as he enters his seventh season in the NFL. Joel Cade discusses his new role as the leader of a revamped Browns offensive line in 2020.
"Haslam characterized the blowback against such protests — which often ignore that the kneeling originated from a discussion between Colin Kaepernick and a Green Beret — as a distraction from the substance against the protests, which is racial injustice."
It is always important for the players to have the backing of ownership to ensure they can speak their mind about social issues. Haslam brought up a key issue with the NFL protests as there needs to be more of a focus on helping creating the change instead of complaining about the protests.
Mack Wilson will be thrust into a leadership role among the linebackers in 2020. However, as Casey Kinnamon discusses, Wilson is motivated by what he claims has been disrespect directed towards him.