These three under the radar Cleveland Browns players need to step up in Week 11
A year ago when the Cleveland Browns were rolling through the regular season and made a run into the playoffs, they had a first-year head coach and players that seemed to rise to the occasion each week. They were the darlings of the NFL and they couldn’t do much wrong.
A year later those good tidings are a distant memory. Now the Browns are 5-5 and looking at a huge uphill battle with themselves, their opponents, and a fan base that is disappointed at best.
Cleveland needs some players on their team to step up. Obviously, their franchise quarterback Baker Mayfield, has to play better and their other key players like wide receiver Jarvis Landry, running back Nick Chubb, and defensive lineman Myles Garrett all need to step up their efforts.
It would be nice if other players, that don’t get that weekly attention, could make more of an impression in the coming weeks. If the Browns are going to have any chance to finish the season well and reach the playoffs again these other under-the-radar players need to provide a spark.
Cleveland Browns RB Demetric Felton
Since the summer and Browns training camp, Demetric Felton had initially been talked about a lot because of his possible usage to the team as either a running back, wide receiver or kick and punt returner. He’s had a decent season to this point, but nothing to write home about.
In Week 2 when the Browns played the Houston Texans, Felton had a game that made an impression and had fans talking about the young player. He had a spectacular touchdown where he took a screen pass and danced around the Texans defense on the way to pay dirt. But since that moment, Felton hasn’t contributed much of anything.
If somehow, Felton could get going in the right direction maybe the team would have a better chance at winning Sunday.
He was only used on six plays on the offense last week against the New England Patriots. He was used a season-high 22 times on offense in the game against the Arizona Cardinals.
It would be nice to see the coaching staff utilize Felton more in the coming weeks, especially with the rash of injuries on the team.