3 reasons the Cleveland Browns are imploding in 2022
Reason No. 1 – Lack of leadership
The biggest thing that is killing this team right now is the lack of leadership. This is a slight knock on the coaches, but a much bigger shot at the high-profile players on this roster that need to step up.
On Sunday, Garrett took another shot at what appears to be coaching to the media, which is the exact wrong thing to do at a time like this.
The other big-time players on this roster like Nick Chubb, Amari Cooper, and Denzel Ward all appear to be quiet. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, but you need to have a few vocal leaders in that locker room for times like this when morale is at an all-time low.
Anthony Walker appeared to be that voice on defense before his injury, but I’m not sure who’s there to pick up the slack now that he is done for the season. Jacoby Brissett plays with a lot of fire and leads this offense well, but he’s still a limited player that will never be able to carry this offense to a victory on his own.
Andrew Berry will have a lot of questions to answer this offseason. This “loaded” roster that he has built, is starting to look like it has more and more holes. He can’t be afraid to clean house this offseason with some old and bring in the new. With those additions, he must find at least two vocal leaders.
I’m not sure I loved the message Jarvis Landry had at times, but at least that guy wasn’t afraid to speak up and rip someone for not giving it their all.