With the preseason under way, it’s time to dive into some of the key questions we answered during the offseason.1.
What’s the best place to sit?
We don’t have a definitive answer yet, but it’s not surprising to see the Browns have a lot of space in their new stadium.
With the new turf, there’s an added layer of cushion and even though the surface is still being worked on, we’d expect the team to have plenty of space to work with.
If you’re lucky enough to be seated in the left end zone, it’d be an ideal place to watch the game.2.
Who’s the Browns most likely to draft?
If the Browns are lucky enough for the draft to happen, it could be a wide receiver.
If not, there are plenty of options on the board, from running backs to offensive linemen.3.
Will the Browns be able to win?
The Browns have plenty to prove this season.
But the biggest hurdle they’ll have to overcome is getting to the postseason.
They’ve been outscored by 3,600 yards and 17 touchdowns in their last five games, and that’s with Cleveland playing two of the toughest opponents in the NFL, the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers.4.
Will they be good enough to contend?
The biggest question mark for this season is the Browns offensive line.
They’re one of the best units in the league, and they’ve struggled mightily against the run this year.
They could be better than the unit that went to the playoffs last year, but that team wasn’t much better at blocking the run than this year’s team.
They still ranked eighth in the NFC in rushing last year.5.
Who will take over the passing game?
The passing game has been a major issue for Cleveland this year, especially in the first half.
The Browns offense was so bad against the Pittsburgh defense that they didn’t even have a chance to score a touchdown until they were in the red zone.
But that didn’t stop them from scoring a touchdown once they finally got going in the second half.
If the passing attack can return to being a reliable weapon, the Browns offense could be unstoppable.6.
What should I be watching out for this year?
The team will likely be without a true No. 1 receiver in T.Y. Hilton, who will miss the entire season with a torn ACL.
If Hilton’s injury were to linger, the offense will probably struggle even more.
It’ll also be a challenge for the offense to get back to the quarterback position.
But with quarterback Cody Kessler throwing the ball like a pro, there should be plenty of time for the passing offense to take off.7.
How do you think the Browns will perform?
The question mark on the horizon for the Browns this season will be quarterback Cody Meyer.
The young quarterback has struggled mightiest this year with injuries, but he has the talent to be a quality NFL starter in the future.
He’ll need to prove he can be more consistent, but the Browns should be able at least get by without him.8.
What do you expect to see this year from the offensive line?
With a new offensive coordinator in Hue Jackson, the team has a new system in place and a lot to prove in the coming weeks.
The line has looked shaky all preseason, but with the arrival of the new offensive scheme, the line is expected to be much better.
It’s hard to see them struggle to a lot in the preseason.9.
Who should be the starting quarterback?
A number of NFL teams are targeting Cody Kessler, but if he’s the team’s quarterback, we can’t rule out the possibility that it could come from the tight end position.
We know Tyreek Hill is talented and that he can play the position, but we don’t know if the Browns could afford him to start the season.10.
Who can we expect to get hurt this year for the team?
While injuries have plagued Cleveland this season, they’ve also had some truly impressive rookies.
That’s because this is the first time the team is playing two games at home.
With a new offense in place, the defense is going to have to step up and make the Browns defense pay.