The Cleveland Browns looked more than capable against the Jaguars in their Preseason Week 1 win but there are still some questions to answer before the regular season kicks off
They looked fantastic and for the fans of the Cleveland Browns, that’s what mattered.
For years, they have been longing for not only a talented team but a deep one as well that could withstand the punishment of a 16-game NFL season. And now that the season is one game longer, the Browns appear to finally have that.
On Saturday night, the Browns bested the Jacksonville Jaguars in their preseason opener but they did so without the majority of their starters. The reserves took it to the Jacksonville starters and set the tone in the win.
While we fans are good with that, the coaching staff and front office simply care about using these games to figure things out going forward. And with that said, we look at the top four questions that remain for the Browns as they move on from their win over Jacksonville.
4. Can Stanton push Janovich?
For throwback football fans, the best part of the Browns win was how many touches the fullbacks got. Starter Andy Janovich ended up with two receptions for 22 yards with an 18-yarder standing out as his best play.
His backup also got into the action as fourth-year pro-Johnny Stanton got eight touches on the night. He finished with just 12 yards on six rushes but one of those went for seven yards. He also had 14 yards on two receptions in the game.
Stanton has ties to the Browns head coach, going back to Kevin Stefanski’s time with the Minnesota Vikings which helps him out. Even so, he has a tough road ahead of him since Janovich is one of the best in the game but his involvement in this one made it seem as though he could have a shot at earning a spot.