How does the Baltimore Ravens offense stack up compared to that of the Browns:
The Baltimore Ravens have to take the Cleveland Browns seriously moving forward. Yes, the Browns were the only team that didn’t win a game in 2017. Yes, they’ve won only one game in two years. While all of this is true, the Browns roster has a good bit of talent heading into 2018.
It doesn’t matter who is under center, Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield are much more talented the DeShone Kizer and the rest of the Browns quarterbacks in recent memory. This automatically makes the Browns more dangerous. The Browns have weapons. Josh Gordon is an elite pass catcher when he’s on the field. Jarvis Landry and Corey Coleman have a ton of quickness and David Njoku is a freak athlete.
Defensively, the Browns have some nice pieces. The Browns front seven is actually very solid. Cleveland is hoping that Denzel Ward, their 1st round cornerback, helps with their pass coverage woes. For once the Browns have a respectable roster, that is headlined by legitimate play-makers.
Talking up the Browns is a hard thing to do. A team that went 0-16 a year ago probably isn’t going to be a playoff contender, especially in the AFC North. The point here is that if the Ravens take Cleveland lightly, it isn’t going to go well. Cleveland will at least be competitive because they have some real tools to work with. If the Browns don’t have a respectable showing in 2018, Hue Jackson’s coaching tenure will be toast. Now that we’ve established the Browns as a real NFL team, with real NFL talent, how do the Ravens stack up against them?