Goal #3: Be active in 15 games
As was previously mentioned, Joseph’s career-best in games played is 15, to go with his starts. Last season, to reiterate, he was active in only nine contests. In 2018, he appeared in 13 outings, starting in eight.
Altough as Gurzi pointed out, Joseph didn’t seem to have the biggest fan in Raiders head coach Jon Gruden. In any case, for the Cleveland Browns, it’d be nice if Joseph matched that game active total of 15, feasibly to go with starts, in 2020.
We could perhaps see him as a hybrid linebacker-type for Cleveland defensive coordinator Joe Woods at times, as DPD’s Dan Justik suggested, too. That could pay dividends for Cleveland, as while Joseph is listed at 5-foot-10 and 200 pounds, he is so physical and thrives when getting downhill.
Due to Cleveland’s question marks, too, that could help out the team defense as well. That’d be with second round pick in Delpit and fellow free agent addition Andrew Sendejo seemingly on the field as well, who are much more capable in coverage (and Delpit in a variety of ways).
Lastly, these goals are of course if the Browns can play out the 2020 campaign, in regards to the management of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Hopefully that’s the case and Joseph is a key contributor for the brown and orange, especially in the box and as a hitter.