Double up the running plays – make the safeties cheat
The Washington Football Team’s defense isn’t half-bad. Literally it is, as it ranks in the middle of the pack for team defense in the league, but technically it’s not. It’s got a lot of strong players littered across the front-seven. If they had a quarterback or a running back that could provide some offensive pop then by Gawd, you might actually have yourself a playoff team. Unfortunately, Dwayne Haskins doesn’t look like he’s the guy in Washington. Bad news for Washington fans, good news for Browns fans, however.
The Washington Football Team’s defense is just good enough to give a mediocre offense some real problems. Especially with going after quarterbacks. For the Browns to really have a shot to win (and believe it, they’re expected to), the Browns need to expose the one part of their defense that has holes; the secondary.
Running Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt up the middle and off the right side of the line is a good idea, that hopefully sees the usual gains. If Chubb is cracking 5.0 yards a carry and Hunt can double out of the backfield with running and receiving the ball, those safeties will cheat up.
When that happens, you run a play-action pass and toss that ball over their heads. It’s not a hard offense to figure out, which is why the Browns need to be successful in running the ball. If they can, then this might just be a team that wins and wins big on Sunday.