4. Stefanski realizes his error with Chubb
Kevin Stefanski has to realize the error of getting away from Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. At his press conference, he conceded the scoring margin was spread too far apart to keep running the ball.
The Bengals offense doesn’t have the reigning MVP, though, so keeping Cincinnati contained should be an attainable goal for the defense.
With that in mind, the Browns must control the clock while moving the chains on offense. That means feeding Chubb and Hunt.
Chubb had just 11 touches in Week 1. He is by far, the Browns’ best offensive weapons. To limit him to 11 touches is a fireable offense–just ask Freddie Kitchens.
Heck, even if the Browns get down 14, they’ve got to continue to trust the rushing attack. If they don’t, we’ll just see a repeat of what we watched in Baltimore, even against a lesser team like the Bengals.