The Cleveland Browns offense struggled again on Tuesday
On Tuesday, the Cleveland Browns were again forced to move their practice up early due to weather — which is becoming a theme this offseason. Of course, it’s not as bad as the other theme — which has been injuries.
So far this offseason, Cleveland has lost several defensive starters. Grant Delpit was the latest as he heads to the IR with an Achilles injury. He joins Greedy Williams and Mack Wilson who are both expected to miss significant time — although their timetable isn’t certain.
The good news in reference to their Tuesday practice was that the Browns didn’t suffer any major injuries. Chad Thomas did head off to the locker room but it didn’t seem as though he was severely hurt. The bad news is, they had another practice to forget for their offense.
For whatever reason, that side of the ball is struggling to find its footing. And that’s the first thing we look at in our notes from Tuesday’s practice.
3. The offense is still figuring it out
Cleveland’s offense has had a hard time putting things together. Dan Labbe of Cleveland.com said as much by stating that they were unable to find any momentum heading into their day off on Wednesday.
"“If the Browns were seeking some momentum on offense heading into Wednesday’s player off-day, they didn’t get it on Tuesday. It was another mostly disjointed effort by the offensive side, with the ball landing on the ground more than you want it to in camp and ending up in the hands of the defense. Even the super-reliable Austin Hooper put a ball on the ground on Tuesday — maybe it really was just one of those days.” — Labbe, Cleveland.com"
This isn’t too alarming yet since the offense is all new. Not only that, but the team was unable to practice at all due to the NFL shutdowns this offseason.
Yes, the cancellation of all work was necessary but it did put teams such as the Browns at a disadvantage as they try and install a new system. It will take time, so patience will be key.