Baltimore Ravens: What happened during the bye week?
Cleveland Browns remain mediocre:
All hail the 2-5 preseason champion Cleveland Browns! Man, doesn’t that feel good, Ravens Flock?
The entire offseason all anyone could talk about was these Super Bowl contending Cleveland Browns. They had by far the best roster in the league and were the Madden 20 team everyone wanted to play with. How could you not with an offense featuring Baker Mayfield and Odell Beckham Jr.? Add in a defense that’s oozing with talent and you have yourself a dynasty team!
Well, turns out you have to play games to win them, and the Browns still want nothing to do with that. Right now, Cleveland looks completely lost sitting at third place in an AFC North that was supposed to be theirs for the taking. Mayfield can’t stop turning the ball over and the defense can’t get out of its own way. It’s a disaster movie in Cleveland, Ohio right now and Charm City is loving every second of it.
The New England Patriots did what they’ve done to every team this season and took the Browns behind the woodshed to a tune of a 27-13 beatdown. Mayfield now has 12 interceptions on the season to just six touchdown passes, while OBJ isn’t even a lock to stay a Brown. My my how things change in a hurry.
What is Cleveland to do? Is their season over? Well, not exactly, but they’ve got some major work to do. The team is in need of a retooling midseason, which starts with new, or at least better, leadership. The coaching staff must be reevaluated, and Baker Mayfield needs to take a break from appearing in every other commercial on my tv and work on playing quarterback.
The Cleveland Browns aren’t out of it yet, but we can start to write them and their preseason hype off.