These are the biggest takeaways from Cleveland Browns camp
The Cleveland Browns were in pads for the first time on August 17th, and with extremely poor weather conditions in Berea, the defense dominated in the first team scrimmage. Nick Chubb fumbled the football in a torrential downpour while Odell Beckham cut a route short which led to a Baker Mayfield interception.
It’s easy to point out the negative these 10 seconds, but don’t let this worry you just yet. It’s a very common theme for the defense to come together much faster than the offense. That’s why things could be very interesting the first few weeks of the season without the preseason.
Yes, the teams usually run a vanilla offense and defense in the preseason, but guys are still able to get used to the speed of the game and can get in a rhythm with each other. The players may be happier to not put their bodies through the pain of an NFL game, but the quality of play will likely suffer the first few weeks of the season with defenses dominating games.
There’s no doubt first-year head coach Kevin Stefanski will have his hands full to get this team ready, but with a ton of talent on the roster, the Browns offense shouldn’t adjust any slower than any other in the league. Although a Week 1 ground attack from the Baltimore Ravens will likely come together faster than most and could be a nightmare matchup to start the season in week one.
What is it your mom always said? “Never judge a book by its cover”, well that is exactly what we are about to do. Below we will take a dive on the three biggest takeaways from the first few days of training camp. But, keep this in mind folks, all of this can change quickly.