Cleveland Browns Key No. 1 – Block out all the outside noise
I’m not sure how the team will do this, but the Cleveland Browns must figure out how to block all the noise out. Vocally dogging coaches to the media, dealing with Mayfield’s injury report, and the Beckham drama that won’t go away, it just needs to go away.
This team needs to focus on winning one game at a time. I believe we will truly find out on Sunday if Kevin Stefanski is a worth NFL coach of the year. If he can keep this locker room in sync and put together a solid game plan, I’m all in on Stefanski.
I firmly believe this could be one of the more important games in Browns history. The playoffs at this point are a complete long shot, but if they lay another egg vs. a winless Lions team, I’m not sure the culture can recover this season.
I don’t think Stefanski is at risk of losing his job or anything like that, but it certainly makes Andrew Berry dig that much deeper into the roster to see who they are moving forward with and who is being left behind.
The NFL is obviously a full season, but the Cleveland Browns must move week by week to get through this tough stretch. As negative as I have been, look at the flip side. The Browns could demolish the Lions, get a huge win vs. the Ravens before their bye, and be right back in the heart of things.