3 things Cleveland Browns must do better in 2021
1. Practice Self-Care
While this one sounds silly, the Cleveland Browns need to work on self-care. What does that mean? Train hard and take care of their bodies. Injuries in the NFL can be a ton of bad luck, but 2020 was brutal to the Browns.
Mack Wilson, Jacob Phillips, Ronnie Harrison, and Ward all missed multiple games with lingering injuries. Olivier Vernon, Chris Hubbard, and Odell Beckham all had season-ending injuries after being major contributors. Finally, Delpit and Williams didn’t play a single snap after being slated as starters all offseason.
I get it, these guys don’t want to be injured any more than fans want to see them miss games, but this should be a major focus this offseason. Look at guys like LeBron James, Tom Brady, and Russel Wilson who pump millions of dollars into their health each year. Yes, they have faced injuries, but far less than many who take the same beating each day.
This team is finally poised to make a run, and one of the few things that can get in their way is the injury bug they faced in 2020.
Take training seriously, put good foods into your body, and rest it during the week when you can. Injuries will still happen, but minor muscle strains and nagging injuries can be avoided with proper stretching and training.