3 Reasons Cleveland Browns fans should be concerned
Cleveland Browns Reason No. 1 for concern: Health
In the NFL, injuries are always horrible for every single team it seems like. However, the Cleveland Browns continue to be decimated.
With the latest news that Kareem Hunt is likely out four weeks plus, the Browns could be without their two starting tackles in addition to their top two running backs for their Thursday night game.
Did I mention that Mayfield and Beckham will likely play but both with severely dinged-up shoulders? The combination of no starting tackles and a quarterback with a bad shoulder is extremely nerve-racking for fans, thinking he could be done for the year with every single hit.
That’s just the offense, let’s not forget about all three corners (Denzel Ward, Greedy Williams, and Greg Newsome) who are all injury prone and have missed snaps the last three weeks. Even though they all played last week, it’s hard to tell if they are fully healthy and constantly on edge of another injury.
The big injury last week was the ankle to Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah. JOK was really starting to play well and brought a level of athleticism to the position that Cleveland has never had. It appears he will be out three-plus weeks, and Mack Wilson who has struggled to make tackles will have to step in.
It’s hard to win in the NFL when key players are out. And the Browns have a lot of them out, not to mention there will likely be at least five or six guys playing through tough injuries.