These are five Browns players who impressed against the Steelers.
The Cleveland Browns lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers in a matchup that really did nuke the season. After the Steelers game, the whole Odell Beckham vs. Baker Mayfield fiasco that was boiling finally bubbled to the surface. Beckham is likely done in Cleveland and Mayfield has to prove he can in fact lead the team back to the promised land.
He’ll need help, help that didn’t come during the trade deadline. After an attempted trade with the Saints fell through, the Browns relented and opted to ride with who they had. Changes will need to be made in the offseason at receiver, and frankly, that should be the position of interest they look into during the draft.
Tha and safety. Again.
Not everyone played poorly, and these are the five guys I thought had the best games against the Steelers.
Five Browns’ players who impressed against the Steelers
Baker Mayfield would’ve had a great statistical game, had he not seen six or seven drops occur. It’s really mindblowing that a team with as much money invested in the offense can be this inconsistent.
He’s the first in the NFL to double-digit sacks for 2021 and has shown to be more effective against the run in recent games than he had been. The holding calls are outrageous but expected.
For the first time in a few years, Jadeveon Clowney is playing like an All-Pro caliber defensive end. He probably won’t make the team, granted, his stats don’t pass the eye test, but his play sure does. He’s really given the Browns run-stopping game a boast.
The man ran around like a maniac on Sunday, tackling everyone. He’s getting better each week and may be one of, if not the highest rated Browns’ linebacker currently.
Any of the corners could’ve gone here but Troy Hill did a good job getting in guys’ faces. It’s a shame the Browns’ safeties are so bad because this is the best crop of corners the team may have ever had assembled at one time.