Cleveland Browns: 5 players whose stock dropped against Texans

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5. Greg Williams, HC

Even with the momentum the Browns rode into this game with, ask yourself, who’s more likely to be Cleveland’s coaches next season: Gregg Williams or someone else.

I get the feeling Gregg Williams was never a serious contender for the head coaching gig, but as the interim head coach of a team that was winning games, it became plausible to at least entertain the idea.

But with this loss, you can probably rule out the possibility of Williams keeping the gig, permanently.

The Browns came out of the tunnel and looked too conservative in a game on the road, where they were already underdogs.

Say what you want about the Bengals being terrible, and it’s true, but the Browns came out of that game ready to punch Cincinnati in the mouth.

That wasn’t the case against Houston, who ended up dominating the first quarter in time of possession. The Browns didn’t even get a first down until time expired on the first stanza.

Williams’ defense was exposed in its inability to slow down the Texans’ rushing attack. Lamar Miller had 103 yards on 19 carries, while Alfred Blue had 54 yards on 13 attempts.

Williams’ stock is down, but not by much. He’s still done an admirable job in steering the ship since Cleveland moved on from Hue Jackson.

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I just have a feeling that ownership and the front office see this opportunity to start fresh, and that’s what they’re going to do when the next permanent head coach of the Cleveland Browns is named.