The Cleveland Browns are 3-7, and the season has been very disappointing.
Some may not be completely surprised by the Browns’ performance because there were deficiencies in this roster evident back in May.
Here are two big changes the Browns need to make for 2023.
1. Acquire High Caliber Defensive Tackles
GM Andrew Berry has not prioritized the acquisition of defensive tackles in his tenure as the Browns’ general manager, and it shows.
Andrew Berry has done a lot of good at bringing in talent for the #Browns, but I think it’s more than fair to criticize him for blatantly neglecting/ downplaying the significance of DT play.
— MoreForYouCleveland (@MoreForYou_CLE) November 20, 2022
What happened to Andrew Berry here ? Have we been so good this year at DT that we couldn’t use either of these guys? The Philadelphia eagles analytics algorithm must be different than the Cleveland Browns.#Browns #NFL https://t.co/iMHPnzUpHr
— The_Brownie_Elf (@TheBrownieElf1) November 17, 2022
Tommy Togiai, Ben Stille, and Perrion Winfrey are recent additions that have not paid dividends yet.
Either the Browns need to draft a star DT, sign free agents, or trade for some tried-and-true DT players, or the Browns’ defense could be in trouble yet again in 2023.
2. Cleaning Up The Special Teams Mess
This is a more generic item on the Browns’ to-do list because it is more extensive.
#Browns special teams once again just a total fiasco
— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) November 20, 2022
To begin with, the current hands’ team needs to be totally scrapped and rebuilt.
It is a misnomer to call the current Browns hands team a hands team.
Then, there are the blocked field goals; something needs to be done about the linemen or the scheming of these plays.
It seems hard to fathom that the Browns can repeatedly have field goals blocked.
What a year for the special teams, my Lord. #Browns
— Tony Rizzo (@TheRealTRizzo) November 20, 2022
This is not a comprehensive list, and everyone knows that there are other priorities so your list could definitely be different than mine.
Coaching changes have not been addressed here, but they certainly should and could be considered.
In short, the 2023 Browns need to look a lot different from their 2022 counterparts, or more disappointment will ensue.
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