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There’s no denying that the offense is different this season for the Cleveland Browns than it was in 2019. Under Kevin Stefanski, they’re all about establishing the run and using that to set up play-action passing.
With Freddie Kitchens in 2019, they featured a great running game thanks to Nick Chubb who finished in second in the NFL in rushing but they were still a pass-first team. And even though the ground-game approach seems best, there are those who have to adjust their style of play.
That’s exactly what Odell Beckham, Jr. was saying on Thursday when he spoke with the media and said he had to learn to accept his role and adjust his goals for the season.
That story and more can be found in today’s Daily Dawg Tags.
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"“For me, one of my biggest growths has come in acceptance in a sense and for me knowing it’s probably not going to be that kind of season [with huge numbers],” Beckham said on a video call Thursday. “Like I always say, my goal is always going to be my goal, and I don’t feel like I’m ever going to fall short of it. Like I said, learning and acceptance, so you set new goals.”"
"“Hunt and Chubb rank first and third in the NFL in rushing yards over expectation (RYOE) among those with 10-plus carries, per Next Gen Stats, with Hunt’s +72 RYOE edging out San Francisco’s Raheem Mostert (+71), and Chubb (+64) sitting just behind them. The combined efforts of Chubb and Hunt have the Browns atop the league in RYOE per attempt at +2.37 (compare this to Derrick Henry’s league-leading mark of +1.05 last year)”"
No one is surprised that Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt are being praised as a top running back duo. The two have been great in their young career and they fit the system being run by Kevin Stefanski perfectly.
"“I kind of expected [Bitonio and Tretter] to say something like, ‘Yeah, the rookie didn’t get the call or whatever,’ ” Thomas told the Beacon Journal by phone Monday. “But they both said, ‘No, actually, the rookie got the call, but we screwed up inside.’ And I was like, ‘Wow. That’s impressive.’ Typically, the blame just always goes to the young guy, even if it shouldn’t. But that’s big time for him to be able to kind of have it already picked up at this point.”"
Joe Thomas knows a thing or two about playing left tackle in the NFL, so him giving Jedrick Wills praise is saying something. Having said that, there are plenty of others out there who share this sentiment as Wills is making fans with his play.
The Cleveland Browns have two games in the book and Greg Newland looks back over those games and points out three pleasant surprises for the team.
First-year general manager Andrew Berry is getting the job done for the Browns and in the process, he’s earning the respect of his peers in the business.