Cleveland Browns: A to do list that needs finished ASAP

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 17: Head coach Hue Jackson of the Cleveland Browns takes the field against the Baltimore Ravens at M
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 17: Head coach Hue Jackson of the Cleveland Browns takes the field against the Baltimore Ravens at M /

The Cleveland Browns have only played two games so far, but it feels like it is midseason already.

Through the first two weeks of the season, the Cleveland Browns have shown some promise at times. However, the majority of snaps displayed a lot of disappointment.

Changes are needed but not all of them will be made over the night or even during the regular season. Some of the more obviously needed adjustments will take some time to figure out a solution.

So, as we wait for the Browns to take on the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, what is the to do list that’s been created already?

At the top of the list is the need for wins. Luckily, for Cleveland that change should start this Sunday since the Colts are a mess right now. Getting a win this weekend will energize the organization and would help moving forward.

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The next two items on the lists could be listed are key changes but with an asterisk: Head coach Hue Jackson needs to hire an offensive coordinator and the wide receiver position must start from scratch again.

Although it is early in the season, no significant changes will be made by Jackson offensively in terms of coaching. He needs an offensive coordinator but making someone have that responsibility doesn’t line up with what Cleveland’s approach to the season is. They want and need to continue the course of action and if a change is made, expect it to happen following the season.

Jordan Leslie is back but is on the practice squad. Los Angeles Chargers’ Dontrelle Inman could be an option, but if Cleveland really wanted to acquire him, they would have. Instead, they preferred the compensation for Sammie Coates.

Even if Corey Coleman was healthy, he is no WR1. The Browns need that elite player like two-thirds of the AFC North has in Cincinnati Bengals’ A.J. Green and Pittsburgh Steelers’ Antonio Brown. When Cleveland can add that piece, moving Coleman back and forth from the slot to playing opposite of that WR1 is the best way to use him (when he is healthy).

Yes, Cleveland could use Josh Gordon, but that is also a significant reach. He’s spent the majority of his career on the suspended list and it is unknown if Gordon would even be 60 percent of what he once was.

Unfortunately, barring a big time trade, Cleveland will have to make do with average WRs this fall. This offseason though is another story. The Browns’ front office upgraded the offensive line last offseason and soon enough it will be the WR position’s turn.

Last but not least, be patient with DeShone Kizer. He will go through some growing pains and that is expected. However, he has the tools to change the perception of the Browns’ QB position. A good offensive line is a must and that is checked off, but the rest is a work in progress.

Kizer cannot hold the ball for so long and his wide receivers eventually need upgraded. As everyone waits for that, the ones running the routes at the moment at minimum cannot drop the passes. Help the rookie out!

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The list isn’t too long but as the season progresses, the longer it will become. In the meantime, hopefully Cleveland’s fortune turns around.