Top 3 questions facing Ravens and their AFC North foes
1. Can the Browns avoid drama in the 2019 season?
The Browns have confidence and swagger for the first time in a long time. They are a team that feels like they are on the rise and one look at the roster confirms that it isn’t crazy talk. There is one big concern here. They have a lot of alpha males all the sudden. They have big personalities joined together with a first time head coach. The Browns have more talent than they have ever had since coming back into the NFL. This could be special, though it could also be filled with drama.
Odell Beckham Jr. is quite frankly one of the most fun athletes in the league. It’s not a knock on him to call him a diva wide receiver. That’s exactly what he is. When he wasn’t happy with the New York Giants everybody in the world knew about it, unless they were living under a rock. This has to be a Browns’ beat reporters dream. There will be a lot of sound bites coming from Cleveland. Freddie Kitchens has a lot of work to do to keep the fire that drives his young and confident team a productive one.
2. Can Odell Beckham Jr. stay healthy through the season?
Beckham Jr. is one of the best receivers in the NFL. He makes circus catches and he is almost impossible to cover at times. The one thing that has been a problem for him is staying on the football field. He’s only had one season where he played in all 16 games. He’s played in 59 out of 80 games since he’s been in the league and in 2017 he only played in four games. Beckham Jr. could be what makes the Browns offense tick if injuries don’t become a problem. It has to be a concern for the Browns.
3. The Browns have star power on defense, but did they do enough to make it an upper echelon defense?
The Browns have star power on their defense. Denzel Ward is one of the best young cornerbacks in the NFL and he is pairing with Greedy Williams. Myles Garrett just got some help with Oliver Vernon as the defensive end opposite of him. Larry Ogunjobi should become a household name. The Browns should be better on the defensive side of the football yet the statistics from last year were not pretty. The Browns have to turn this star power into a much better defense than their 30th ranked defense in 2018.