The offensive line’s inability to pick up blitzes
The inability to block blitzes was going to bite the Browns in the rear eventually. It’s been said all season long that this team can’t adapt to blitzes and we saw it firsthand against the Ravens. Baltimore attacked the A-gaps all game because they knew Ethan Pocic was rotating to his left and right on every pass play, instead of staying home. They used this to their advantage. Is this a blocking theory mandate from the coaching staff or does Pocic just not know how to handle blitzing?
The poor play of Grant Delpit
Yikes. Watching the Ravens pick him apart all game long is sad. More so, watching a bad passer like Lamar Jackson pick you apart is even worse. I don’t advocate often for a person losing their job mid-season, but Delpit isn’t a good player. He can’t tackle, he can’t cover and he actively fights with his teammates. He’s gotta go.
The running game with Kareem Hunt
Kareem Hunt is either done as a runner, or Kevin Stefanski doesn’t know how to use him, or his running style is not conducive to how the Browns run the ball. His stutter steps are making him an easy target and that’s hurting the team. It may be time to end this two-back experiment. So much of this team’s failings come down to Stefanski and his philosophies.