Cleveland Browns mailbag: Is the 2022 season already over?
The Cleveland Browns have lost four games in a row and things are not looking pretty let’s answer some reader questions about the rest of the season.
After the losing streak for the Cleveland Browns hit four games last week it has left a lot of fans asking if the season is already lost. Of course, mathematically they are far from eliminated the challenge gets greater with each loss. Let’s answer some reader questions in this week’s mailbag, if you have questions for future mailbags send them to email@example.com.
Be honest with me, am I getting my hopes up for an above .500 record this season? (@NohuddleVH on Twitter)
It isn’t impossible that the Browns could string together a wins considering that four of their losses so far have been by a total of nine points combined. That being said that also shows they just haven’t been able to get it done even in close games as they seem to lose all the close ones after week one.
Cleveland faces an incredibly hard schedule going forward but they have proven they can score and if Watson comes back ready they could win some games. Doesn’t seem likely they will but it isn’t impossible either.
Any idea what is up with Winfrey? Snap count has been minimal all season (@mpgcfo on Twitter)
There have been some off-the-field issues with Perrion Winfrey earlier during camp that resulted in the team sending him home and suspending him from parts of games. He came into the season as a player you had questions about in the run defense and effort for a full game.
He has shown exactly when he fell to the fourth round with some really bad run defense snaps. He shows a lot of promise and potential it just isn’t all there yet and expectations for him were far too high.
Based on his debut last week and the loss of Phillips, how do you see Deion Jones playing into the Browns defensive game plan this week (@KingEdward15 on Twitter)
It wasn’t the debut that most fans were hoping for after the team traded for the former pro bowler Deion Jones. You hate to see Jacob Phillips suffer yet another major injury that makes you wonder about his career moving forward. That said he struggled mightily and it would be hard-pressed for Jones not to elevate the play a little bit.
Jones hasn’t played in quite some time and you have to think some of his struggles last week had to do with the rust. It wouldn’t surprise man if Jones ends up wearing the green dot for the defense after Phillips wore it before. A defensive turnaround will hinge on the leadership on that side and Jones needs to have a huge impact.