Three reasons the Cleveland Browns will lose
The offense is one-dimensional
The Cleveland Browns have proven time and time again that they are not a good offense, they simply have a good running back that can carry a team. Nick Chubb is someone who does a lot of damage, but as we saw against the New England Patriots, take him out of the equation and the Browns’ offense is bad. It’s not just bad because of Jacoby Brissett, who by the way, is still playing better than expected, but the offense is bad because of bad coaching and bad player acquisition. The Browns are wasting spots on four running backs, Demetric Felton and Anthony Schwartz. Why? Bad management.
No one on defense is playing up to their reputation
Myles Garrett is either proving that sacks and big-money deals to players like him are pointless because he can’t elevate a defense, or he’s proving that Andrew Berry is so bad at his job, that the defense as a whole has sapped Garrett’s ability to meaningfully play make and change the course of the game. Denzel Ward has fallen off so much he’s starring in Cliffhanger 2, John Johnson likes to talk, which reminds us he’s still on the team because he disappears on the field for large chunks of time. Jadeveon Clowney has proven he’s not worth the money he was given, and the defensive tackle situation is so bad I’m actually wondering if St. Eds can loan the team some defensive tackles because the Browns have no one to rely on.
Kevin Stefanski is easily out-coached
I’ve never seen a team, so steeped in Ivy League education, be so terrible at so many facets of the game. Analytic-driven gameplans are a proven fraud. Kevin Stefanski has lost so many games this year, and in previous years, because he listened to number crunchers. The Browns could be 5-1 had Stefanski trusted his kicker more. They lost three games by six points. That’s unacceptable. Stefanski has dedicated three full years to only coaching the offense, and when he can’t get his simplistic offense rolling, the entire team falls apart. Say whatever you want about Joe Woods, but keep in mind, Stefanski has total control over the team. He can tell Woods to change the game plan or change his address, but he hasn’t. Why? Because Stefanski believes in the defensive ideology that Woods is running. Of course, he does. Otherwise, it wouldn’t be implemented. Stefanski is constantly outthinking himself. He’s costing himself wins by leaning on an unproven methodology.