It is Christmas Day, Sunday, December 25, 2022, and the Cleveland Browns fanbase is still coming to terms with Saturday’s loss to the New Orleans Saints.
With the Browns officially eliminated from the playoffs, we have months to dissect what went wrong and how to improve in 2023 because the core of this team is young and in its prime.
What may need to change for next season headlines this Christmas Day edition of Browns Nation news and notes.
1. Is A 2023 Coaching Change Necessary?
Everything is up for debate and review beginning with the coaching staff whose best success was in 2020.
I like Stefanski but I’m running out of excuses. If he’s not giving you an advantage with his playcalling, I’m not sure what he’s giving you.
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) December 24, 2022
Twitter user Jacob suggests that Bill Callahan and Stump Mitchell have done enough to continue on in 2023, but the others operate under the assumption that they “can outsmart everyone and week in and week out they get exposed. In game adjustment never happen[s]”
#browns @Browns need football “guys”. Callahan and Stump can stay. The rest need to go. They should be dialing up algorithms on instaface not professional football plays. Think they can outsmart everyone and week in and week out they get exposed. In game adjustment never happen.
— Jacob (@JacobHenryLynch) December 25, 2022
2. Before Week 16, Saints Were 0-6 Outdoors In 2022
The Browns lost the second-coldest game in franchise history to a team who had not won an outdoor game the entire season before Saturday.
— 𝘿𝙖𝙬𝙜𝙋𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙 𝙍𝙮𝙖𝙣 6-9 (@RyanK1980) December 25, 2022
For those wondering, the coldest game also resulted in a loss at the January 4, 1981 playoff game between the Browns and the Oakland Raiders known as “Red Right 88”.
— Nate Ulrich (@ByNateUlrich) December 25, 2022
3. FirstEnergy Spectators Made The Best Of A Cold, Losing Effort
Fans made the best of their Christmas Eve attendance at the game creating special memories with their friends and families.
It was cold, and that’s an understatement, and at least, the first half was a lot of fun.
— Jason Chadock (@JasonChadock) December 25, 2022
— Slim (@Jimmy_Butler2) December 25, 2022
Happy Sunday and Merry Christmas Browns fans!