The new NFL league year began yesterday and the Cleveland Browns have been one of the most active teams in free agency.
The Browns have already agreed to deals with free-agent tight end Austin Hooper, OT Jack Conklin, and quarterback Case Keenum.
Many analysts have praised the Browns being aggressive in free agency after a disappointing 2019 season.
ESPN’s Louis Riddick did not hold back when talking about the Browns 2019 coaching failures.
“Kevin Stefanski is going to be the most important addition on this football team, regardless of who they bring in,” Riddick proclaimed. “Because there is no question, last year when you talk to anyone…this team was woefully, unbelievably out-coached. Plain and simple.
“These players should not have underperformed to that degree. They should have a load of improvement, especially since they’re still bolstering this offense from a weaponry standpoint.”
Despite all the Browns additions, Riddick reiterated that the Browns biggest addition in the offseason was the hiring of Kevin Stefanski as head coach.
Riddick also praised the signing of Hooper.
“For a young quarterback, you want to find two things — a great running game and a guy who can control the middle of the field and provide him a valuable dependable receiving target,” said ESPN’s Louis Riddick in response to the Browns agreeing to a deal with Hooper.
“Do you want to pay top premium dollar for him? Ideally, no,” Riddick continued. “But they don’t have the option in the draft, because the draft isn’t really stocked for it. It makes sense for them to do what they did.”
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