The return of Mack Wilson, Greedy Williams and Kevin Johnson to the Cleveland Browns couldn’t come at a better time.
While they’re not ready to play just yet, the return of Mack Wilson, Greddy Williams, and Kevin Johnson to the practice field in Berea couldn’t have come at a better time for the Cleveland Browns. Their return should help the Browns defense, who are the fifth-worst in the league against the pass across two weeks as the team prepares for the Washington Football Team.
The Brown’s defensive run game, statistically, has improved, but that’s mostly because the Ravens didn’t want to run, and the Bengals have the most overrated running back in the NFL in Joe Mixon. They haven’t faced a heavy running team all year that decided to run. That may change when the Browns take on the Washington Football Team this Sunday. Current starter Dwayne Haskins has been playing poorly to start the year. For the longest time in his Week 2 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, Haskins was averaging 3.3. yards a reception.
Not a rush.
That’s not how he ended the day, mind you. Despite getting a good old fashion beating, Haskins finished with 223 yards, on 33 attempts, however. He only completed 19 of his passes and is completing only 56% of his passes so far. It’s not out of the realm of possibility that the Washington Football Team tries to run on the Browns and test the defense. A defense that has looked as bad as possible all year.
The linebackers are arguably the worst offenders, which is ironic, as the Browns had two of the better ones against the pass in the league. Wonder where they are?
It’s not out of the realm of possibility that the Browns or the Washington Football Team find out who’s passing game is worse. Will it be the Browns pass defense getting gutted by a below-average quarterback or will the Washington Football Team finally bench the young Haskins to try and find someone who can throw with some sort of consistency?
Getting Wilson, Williams, and Johnson back should help decide that answer. It should be noted though that just because the three are practicing, doesn’t mean they’ll start or play at all come Sunday. With Wilson, you’re dealing with a hyperextended knee that affects mobility, and you certainly don’t want to rush back Johnson after he lacerated his liver. Williams’ shoulder might be the one injury that won’t limit his availability but is also the one that is the highest probability of recurring throughout the year. So there’s strong reason to limit their returns this week, especially against a team that’s just flat out bad across the field.