1. Can the defensive tackles improve their play?
With the Cleveland Browns dominating this game, it was easy to overlook any of their flaws. And unfortunately, there are always some flaws that we can find if we look hard enough.
In this contest, the thing that stood out as their biggest issue was the play of their defensive tackles. Cleveland knew this could be an issue after releasing Sheldon Richardson and electing not to re-sign Larry Ogunjobi.
In their place, it looks as though the top options will be Malik Jackson and Andrew Billings. But in their first preseason game, some doubt may have been cast about one of those players.
Billings, who sat out the 2020 season, didn’t make a huge impact and had some, including Cory Kinnan of Browns Maven, asking about his spot on the roster.
That could be a little extreme considering he’s going to be shaking off the rust for a while but he does need to show more going forward in order to secure his spot.
One player who did stand out in a good way, however, was Sheldon Day. The veteran defenisve tackle sacked Trevor Lawrence on the first play of the night and finished with two tackles.
He seemed to be simply a depth signing but after one game, he could have put himself in the conversation for being a starter — or at least their top rotational player.