The big question for the Browns: Is Kevin Stefanski the coach the Browns needed?
The Browns have talent but it was a train wreck of a 2019 season. Freddie Kitchens proved that he should have never gotten a head coaching job in the NFL. The Browns were a team that needed a strong guiding presence at the head coach position. The culture in Cleveland is the biggest reason to doubt the Browns. They have been through a lot of coaches but they have remained a losing franchise. With all the big name talent on that team, it really does feel that a real head coach was the missing ingredient.
Take a look at what the Browns have. They have a young quarterback in Baker Mayfield who has shown flashes of brilliance. His rookie season was impressive and there were flashes in his second year slump. It’s not too late for Mayfield to get back on track and he has plenty of help. He has two very good running backs in Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. Chubb has an argument for being the best running back in football, and the Ravens are in no position to argue this after last season. Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry are big time receivers. Austin Hooper is an upgrade at tight end.
The Browns have Myles Garrett, Olivier Vernon and Larry Ogunjobi on their defensive line. That’s a front that can make life easier defensively. While their defense isn’t great there is a good bit of talent here. From a talent perspective the Browns shouldn’t be a bad team. The thing is that you can’t really put a lot of stock into the Browns. Last year they had a lot of big personalities and were completely off the rails most of the season. Kevin Stefanski has to turn a long hurting franchise into a winner. He has the talent to do it, but can he change the Browns enough to get the most out of that talent?