3 reasons the Cleveland Browns could clean house with a Monday loss

Browns, Kareem Hunt. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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As the Cleveland Browns try to stay contenders in 2022, a loss on Monday Night to the Bengals could make them major sellers in all aspects.

As the Cleveland Browns prepare for their Monday Night Football game vs. division rivals, the Cincinnati Bengals, there could be more on the line than some realize. After a disappointing 2-5 start, this is a division game the Browns must win if they want to salvage any part of the 2022 season.

At times this offense has been great with a backup quarterback at the helm, but the defense continues to be a liability at giving up big plays. And just when the defense does finally tighten things down, then it turns into the offense not being able to move the ball.

It’s so bad sometimes as a Browns fan that you just have to laugh. Is this coaching staff in over their head? Has the roster been completely overvalued on talent? All difficult questions that need to be answered to figure out the problems.

The Browns will not be the favorites at home on Monday night vs. the Bengals, but here are three reasons you could see some significant changes with another loss.

3 reasons the Browns could clean house with a Monday loss

Cleveland Browns, Joe Woods
Cleveland Browns, Joe Woods /

Reason No. 3 – Fresh Start

I hate to use a “fresh start” as a reason for cleaning house, but the Cleveland Browns may be there. There isn’t a doubt in my mind that Joe Woods knows exactly what he’s doing. He has had success everywhere he has been, but this defense is a liability at best.

There have been some injuries at linebacker and defensive end, especially that have limited this group, but this secondary is so bad that another poor performance could mean Kevin Stefanski may have no choice but to fire him.

The Browns don’t have any position coaches with the experience to take over as interim defensive coordinator. Still, these players may just need a restart to the season to get things together. If a new coordinator makes things worse or stays the same, you have your answer on whether this roster is overvalued.