Despite the fact that the Cleveland Browns secured a win over the Detroit Lions in Week 11, there were a lot of loose ends to deal with on Victory Monday.
One of them was concerning strong safety Ronnie Harrison.
Harrison has started in 10 of the 11 Browns games in 2021.
Yesterday was the notable exception.
While he sat out the first defensive series but later got into the game, it raised the question of why he was not in the starting lineup.
On Monday, Coach Stefanski shed a little bit of light on the situation.
What Stefanski Said
When asked about Ronnie Harrison, Stefanski said:
“That was a disciplinary reason, and I will just keep it between Ronnie and myself.”
No additional information was provided.
We know that Harrison was limited in practice on Friday due to personal reasons, but we do not know if the two events are related.
#Browns Stefanski said Ronnie Harrison didn’t start because of disciplinary reasons. Will keep the reason between them. He was limited in practice Friday for a personal reason
— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) November 22, 2021
Harrison In 2021
After the Week 1 sideline skirmish with Kansas City Chiefs Coach Greg Lewis, Harrison has settled in and played relatively well this season.
Harrison was fined $12,128 for the sideline scene.
When Harrison finally got into the Lions game, he made an impact and was among the highest-rated Browns players according to Pro Football Focus.
Harrison ranked fourth with a 79.9 rating.
How did he earn that?
Harrison had 4 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles, and 1 tackle for a loss against the Lions.
Highest-graded #Browns in Week 11 (min. 25 snaps):
1️⃣ Joel Bitonio, OG- 90.9
2️⃣ Denzel Ward, CB- 85.9
3️⃣ Nick Chubb, RB- 83.8
4️⃣ Ronnie Harrison, S- 79.9
5️⃣ D’Ernest Johnson, RB- 79.1 pic.twitter.com/9EVc3FWX1g
— PFF CLE Browns (@PFF_Browns) November 22, 2021
In 2021, Harrison has 28 solo tackles through 11 games, and 4 tackles were for a loss.
Harrison is part of a Browns defense that has shown glimmers of excellence and has played less than stellar other times.
The next two Browns games are against the Baltimore Ravens.
Week 12 is at Baltimore followed by a Week 13 bye.
In Week 14, the Ravens come to FirstEnergy Stadium.
Harrison and the defense need to be at the top of their game against Lamar Jackson and company.
We will soon find out if they are up to the task.