Playing the schedule game for the 2020 Cleveland Browns, as the early predictions reveal whether or not the playoff drought ends!
Confession. When I wrote this column a season ago, I picked the Cleveland Browns to go 12-4. C’mon. We were all buying the hype and rightfully so. It had been so long since the Browns were expected to do anything.
It was exciting to think of the Browns as winners! So I picked them to win…a lot.
Of course, reality set in. Freddie Kitchens was a disaster. Baker Mayfield was one of the worst quarterbacks in the league. The offensive line was leaking. Myles Garrett missed the stretch run. The corners missed significant time with hamstring issues.
In summation, everything that could go wrong, did go wrong.
And now here we are, with a do-over, so to speak. The guy they passed over to hire Kitchens, Kevin Stefanski, was correctly hired to lead the team. He’s talking a good game and the belief is that he can turn Mayfield around.
The Browns roster still has weapons, especially after free agency and the draft. Unfortunately, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati got better as well.
Now, with the release of the 2020 schedule, let’s see how the Browns might fare in what should be a unique season as the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to plague the world. Hint, the Browns will not go 12-4.