The 2021 NFL regular season schedule reveal has football fans excited, including ESPN’s Mike Greenberg.
Greenberg predicts the Cleveland Browns will upset the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season during Wednesday’s edition of ESPN’s “Get Up.”
“I’m calling it right now. I’ve been saying over and over the Cleveland Browns are the biggest threat to Kansas City in the AFC,” Greenberg said. “I’m calling it right now. Cleveland goes to Kansas City and wins [in] Week 1. Give a huge Week 1 win to Baker [Mayfield] that’ll still matter in December.”
.@Espngreeny is already predicting a Browns' win over the Chiefs Week 1.@mspears96: "It is my belief that Patrick Mahomes will go scorched earth like LeBron did the year after he lost to the Golden State Warriors. … You may see a different animal from this football team."
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) May 12, 2021
“Get Up” panelist Marcus Spears said he believes the Chiefs will recoup after losing 31-9 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl 55.
“I’m bewildered. This is my belief that Patrick Mahomes will be scorched earth like LeBron [James] was the year after he lost to the Golden State Warriors,” Spears said. “I think that mentality is going to infiltrate the Kansas City Chiefs team.”
The Chiefs beat the Browns 22-17 on Jan. 19, 2021, in the AFC Divisional Round.
“From [Mahomes’] leadership and Andy Reid and those guys remembering what happened to them in the last game of the season, you may see a different animal from this football team. And to me, that is scary,” Spears said. “And to me, there is no team including the Cleveland Browns and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that is safe if Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs are playing with that type of mindset and fully healthy.”
Greenberg countered with the defensive upgrades the Browns have made in the offseason.
“Do you want to hear who else is going to be a different animal? The Cleveland defense,” Greenberg said. “Not only did they add Jadeveon Clowney, they drafted Greg Newsome and then the most important name second round…they drafted Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, who fell to them because of some medical concerns.
“That guy was a top 15 player in this draft and he is going to make people’s lives miserable.”
The Browns are also due to get back several key players that were injured for the playoff loss against the Chiefs, including wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., safety Grant Delpit and cornerback Greedy Williams.
Kansas City overhauled its offensive line this offseason, trading for offensive tackle Orlando Brown and signing guard Joe Thuney among other moves.
The Chiefs open as a 6-point favorite over the Browns when the two teams play at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday, Sept. 12 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City.
CBS will broadcast the Browns-Chiefs game.
Sorry my friend. Number one was and is the hiring of Paul Depodesta. He is the man behind the curtain. He is the leader of draft day, the Browns analytics department and he is solely the one responsible for bringing in Stefanski and Berry. Without him, Cleveland is nowhere to be found in the National Banter that they now are.
His two greatest strengths:
1) Jimmy Haslam has complete confidence in him and trusts his decision making and opinions.
2) He has no ego to overshadow Berry and Stefanski and trust me, they love him and recognize, they are where they are solely because of him. The Roster is also Depodesta and John Dorsey, yet he steps back and let’s Berry shine. Best Trio the Browns have ever had running the team. Jimmy messed up a lot, but his ship is about to earn him a big SHIP.
Second, is Bringing in Dorsey, even if it was for a short stint. That’s a football man with an eye for talent and we have a lot of great players because of him.
Third, Jimmy matured and gave up the reigns so to speak to my man Podesta. No more homeless guys giving draft views/ visions. Jimmy, finally has a great crew so he can relax more and let them right the ship.
If the Browns win it all, which is/was my pick after their playoff loss. It will because of the well educated trio running the ship and their commander cutting some more checks.
Bonus, for Jimmy’s eyes only. Top 3 things he needs to do to get his trio and him that Ship. Don’t get Chincy with your cash now. It’s time to play the hand all the way to the river. Re- sign Sheldon Richardson.
Let me be clear RE-SIGN SHELDON RICHARDSON AND GIVE HIM BIG INCENTIVES Contract that lets him shine. I have a good vibe about him and His steadying force on the line.
Next RE-Sign Olivier Vernon or sign Melvin Ingram. Whoever has the better medical. Incentive laden contract to the one Podesta wants. I’m pulling for the Big O. He has Podestas 3 qualities..
Lastly, back up the backfield on D. Trade for Stephon Gilmore, I have a good vibe about him and/or keep Malik Hooker on speed dial. He will sign somewhere on the cheap.
Pearls of wisdom my friend,