Browns: How Should Cleveland Improve Going Into 2016?

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Nov 1, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver

Travis Benjamin

(11) and running back

Duke Johnson

(29) run onto the field prior to their game against the Arizona Cardinals at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns had pretty solid goals for the 2015 season, but they have not reached any of them so far. What must they do in order to change the direction of the team?

The Cleveland Browns are flat-out bad. Their defense that was supposed to be one of the best in the league has been one of the worst.

Cleveland’s running game was supposed to be filled with depth, and to be used to move the ball the majority of the time, has cut ties with two running backs since the season has started. The running game has taken a back seat to the passing game.

The Browns’ offensive line is looking mediocre at best and the team as a whole lacks discipline and accumulates multiple penalties as a result.

Draft picks and free agents are not impacting the team the way they should and it is looking like the organization will clean house in the Browns front office as soon as the season ends.

Quite frankly the Browns have been a huge disappointment this year. The worst part about it is that they have the talent to be at least decent — yet they are far from even reaching that level of play. Cleveland has had much better quarterback play than we expected them to have; there are two NFL Pro-Bowlers on the offensive line and they have the highest paid defense in the NFL.

The Browns should not be nearly as bad as they have been this season. If they want to show any kind of improvement going into 2016 then there are a few things they need to do.

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