The Browns are coming from one of the worst seasons in football history, winning only one of their 16 games, being the laughingstock of the league through the years where bad management made things only worse. But future looks clearer for the organization, as good decisions seem to be made and a plan of improvement for the future is shown in these decisions made by the team.
General Manager, Sashi Brown: he has been with the browns since 2013 and has improved his decision making by signing former Bengals offensive coordinator, Hue Jackson as a head coach/offensive coordinator, and former Rams defensive coordinator, Gregg Williams as defensive coordinator for a defense which ranked 3rd worst in points and yards allowed, 2nd worst in rushing yards allowed and total defense. Bringing Williams to the team will mean a significant improvement in the defense who also added rookie sensation, Myles Garrett, from Texas A&M, and the versatile safety from Michigan, Jabrill Peppers, with both of their first round picks in the NFL draft.
Williams managed to make the Rams defense a top-10 defenses in the three seasons he was there as a Defensive Coordinator, so adding Williams and the offseason signings will surely be an improvement for the mix of veterans and rookies in the Browns defense.
Spending their second-round selections on DeShone Kizer, from Notre Dame, means that the Browns aren’t messing around, with a position where they’ve had trouble in the last 17 years, starting 28 Quarterbacks since, adding one of the busts from last season, Brock Osweiler, means they want competition with the rookie, Osweiler, and already proven starter from last season, Cody Kessler.
Receiving corps will indeed help this group of Quarterbacks giving them strong options such as already proven Corey Coleman, free agent addition, Kenny Britt and rookie Tight End out of Miami, David Njoku.
The running game, which ranked 19th in rushing yards, will be influenced by the improvement of an offensive line where Joe Thomas, one of the league’s bests, leads the way, offseason signings, JC Tretter, Kevin Zeitler and recently extended, Joel Bitonio, will certainly benefit Isaiah Crowell´s explosive runs and take pressure of Quarterbacks who don’t need it.
Cleveland future looks bright, if the decision making in the organizations stays straight, the players perform the way they’re capable of and Jackson receives the time to finish this renovation that has lasted too much.