3 reasons the Cleveland Browns are imploding in 2022

Cleveland Browns, Kevin Stefanski. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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Reason No. 2 – Lack of talent

For the last three seasons, all I have been hearing about is how talented this roster is, and that it is top-five in the league. Honestly, how can we say that after three extremely disappointing years? Here is a quick rundown of how overrated this team really is.

Defense: Even though Myles Garrett has been a monster the last few weeks, there was zero pressure in Sunday’s game. All the money spent on defense ends seems a bit extreme. On top of that, Denzel Ward continues to be an average cornerback who is getting paid top-five cash in the league and can’t stay on the field.

Offense: One of the supposable best offensive lines in the league continues to struggle, especially at tackle. Jedrick Wills has proven time and time again he can’t handle the speed rush, and Jack Conklin had one of his worst games as a Brown on Sunday vs. the Dolphins. If you can’t keep a quarterback from being pressured off the edge, it doesn’t matter who you have slinging the ball, it’s going to be difficult.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the lack of talent at wide receiver and defensive tackle as well. Donovan Peoples-Jones has a chance to prove me wrong as he has been good all year, but there’s zero depth at the third receiver position.

It’s criminal how bad the Browns defense is in the interior. Not one of these defensive tackles could start for another team in the league, and the defense continues to give up massive runs because of this.

I’m not saying the Cleveland Browns don’t have eight to 10 guys that are extremely solid to start a team around, but there are at least 10 who get way more credit than they deserve. And it’s beyond time to stop with the “top-5 roster” talk, because that’s laughable at this point.