3 things Cleveland Browns must do better in 2021

<> at Heinz Field on January 10, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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2. Get Creative on Defense

Injuries were a huge issue last season, especially on the defensive side of the football. At times the Browns had three starting secondary players out and were down to their third-string linebackers with so many injuries.

Because of that, I am giving defensive coordinator Joe Woods a free pass in 2020 for having a horrific defense. You can only do so much with the hand your dealt, and he managed to win 11 regular-season games with a pretty crap hand.

In 2020 with the additions of Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, Greg Newsome, Jadeveon Clowney, John Johnson, and Troy Hill, I am expecting big things. Not to mention the return of Grant Delpit and Greedy Williams who didn’t play a single snap in 2020.

This defense will not only be healthy in 2021, but it will also have a ton of depth, and that talent set up to run the 4-2-5 scheme efficiently.

I look forward to seeing the cornerbacks in tight coverage with pressure coming everywhere. Delpit will be the roaming fifth safety that is constantly in the quarterback’s head, while the two-headed monster of Clowney and Garrett is just too much to handle.

In year two there will be no excuses for Woods, he needs to put out a good product or it will be time to move on. He has far too much talent next year for any excuses.