3 Moves Cleveland Browns should have made in 2021 offseason
General manager Andrew Berry had another solid offseason but there were still a few moves he and the Cleveland Browns should have made
First things first, Andrew Berry has done a phenomenal job over the past two seasons re-tooling this Cleveland Browns roster.
He deserves a lot of praise for his work and he’s done and the Browns will continue to be contenders for years because of it. But that doesn’t mean there weren’t some moves that could have been done to make them even better in 2021.
Here are three such moves that Cleveland could have done to improve this offseason.
3. Cleveland Browns should have had a bigger kicking competition
Cleveland has had more than their share of issues in the kicking department and while Cody Parkey did well in 2020, they should have brought in more competition this year.
Parkey likely could have won against many of the free agents who were out there but as we saw, that doesn’t guarantee anything. Parkey ended up injuring himself and is now on the IR, meaning Chase McLaughlin is the kicker heading into Week 1.
McLaughlin enters the season with a lot of question marks surrounding him. He’s struggled to stick with any team and we saw a glimpse of that when he shanked a kick against Atlanta. We can’t go back in time but the Browns should have gone after someone with more experience in free agency.
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No, they weren’t going to give Ryan Succop the money he got to play in Tampa Bay but names such as Zane Gonzalez (I know he had issues the first time around but Parkey showed us second chances can work out), Nick Folk, Eddy Pineiro, and Joey Slye have all have been out there but the Browns stayed the course so far.
Some of those names are available again but their recent workout included none of them. Hopefully, this won’t come back to bite them.