Given the preseason aspirations, it wasn’t essentially a down season from the Cleveland Browns perspective. Nonetheless, there will probably be loads of turnover.
It was an up-and-down season for the Browns, one which ended with a loss to the rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Kevin Stefanski spoke to his group’s struggle postgame, however wouldn’t decide to any adjustments to the teaching employees — although some will definitely are available in time.
Cleveland might enhance over the offseason, particularly in the event that they encompass Deshaun Watson — who they acquired final offseason amidst a civil swimsuit for sexual assault — with expertise. On the sphere, Watson is without doubt one of the finest quarterback in soccer when wholesome, however he hadn’t performed significant snaps since 2020.
Off the sphere, Watson is without doubt one of the extra reviled gamers within the recreation. However the Browns hope Watson can put a few of that behind him and transfer ahead a brand new participant and man. The remainder of us, understandably, aren’t so fast to maneuver on and maybe by no means will.
The roster round Watson and Stefanski will look a lot totally different subsequent yr due to the Cleveland entrance workplace. Right here’s what to anticipate:
Browns who received’t be again: Jadeveon Clowney
Jadeveon Clowney was dismissed from the group this week due to feedback he made in regards to the defensive technique and Myles Garrett. He additionally said that he anticipated to get his pink slip, and he was proper.
So what went mistaken?
Clowney’s sack numbers haven’t been related in years, however he does create quarterback stress on a constant foundation. Nonetheless, Clowney wasn’t the principle focus of the defensive gameplan. As an alternative, that was Garrett, who is without doubt one of the finest defensive gamers and cross rushers within the NFL.
“You’re all making an attempt to get [Garrett] into the Corridor of Fame as a substitute of successful video games,” Clowney stated. “I don’t even assume [Garrett] notices. I ain’t making an attempt to say it’s him. I attempt to get together with everyone I play with. Me and him don’t have an issue. It ain’t his fault, and it’s B.S., and I don’t have time for it.”
Clowney was upset as a result of he’s not the main target of Cleveland’s line of defense, and received’t be subsequent yr, both. That’s as a result of he’ll be featured on a unique group, and you’ll wager this outburst will value him some cash in free company.
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