3 moves that will take the Cleveland Browns to the Super Bowl in 2023
By Greg Newland
Andrew Berry and the Cleveland Browns face yet another offseason after extreme disappointment. I don’t think anyone expected the Super Bowl with Deshaun Watson suspended for the first 11 games of the year, but as well as Jacoby Brissett played, this team once again underperformed.
The offense was elite in the first eight games of the season while the defense was historically bad. Then of course when the defense finally started to play better, the offense really struggled at times to put points on the board.
For the last three seasons, fans have been saying, “we are really close.” My question now is, are we close? Boy, I hope so, with Andrew Berry giving up three first-round picks for Watson and three other picks, he has much less room for error.
Here are three moves the Browns can make this offseason to get them ready to make it all the way to the Super Bowl.
Move No. 3 – Hire an intense defensive coordinator
As much as I love Kevin Stefanski and think he’s a fantastic coach, his biggest weakness is being a motivator and lighting a fire in these players. That isn’t a bad thing, but it stood out on the field last year.
To compensate for that, Stefanski and the Browns need to bring in a fiery defensive coordinator who not only has a great scheme but also has these guys ready to run through a brick wall. I personally like Brian Flores, but I don’t think his scheme works well in Cleveland. The 3-4 could really underutilize a talent like Myles Garrett, and I’m not sure he would have the flexibility to transition to a different position.
As much as it pains me to say, I think Jim Schwartz is a great fit. He’s currently a defensive assistant for the Tennessee Titans but has defensive coordinator and head coach experience in the NFL. I really dislike Schwartz personality because he has always seemed arrogant, but that’s exactly what this team needs now. Schwartz would bring a swag and confidence to this locker room that we haven’t seen in the Stefanski era.