The Cleveland Browns opened their 2016 NFL season, much the same as they've opened many other seasons. They lost, not only did they lose, they helped make rookie Q.B. Carson Wentz look like a seasoned NFL veteran.
Wentz was able to drive the Eagles down the field on their first possession, for a touchdown. The drive took only 9 plays, and Wentz capped it off with a 19 yard touchdown pass, to Jordan Mathews.
The Cleveland defense couldn't stop this rookie QB, from driving down the field for 75-yards, and throwing his first TD, in the NFL. Hold on to your hats folks, especially if you're a Browns fan. This could be one of the worst defenses the Browns have put on the field in years.
Not only does the team have concerns about their defense, I think their offensive line could be a problem as well. The Browns couldn't even set up a solid running game against Philadelphia today.
Sure the team rushed for 120 yards, but it took 4 guys to do it, and that includes 37 yards rushing from RGIII, who by the way, was the Browns leading rusher in game-1.
The Cleveland defense gave up 29 points in their season opener. The Browns offense could only score 10. It looks like the faces have changed in Cleveland, but the results could very well be the same.
Hue Jackson is going to have his hands full, trying to turn this franchise into a winner folks. It isn't going to happen this season, so get used to losing, if you're a fan of the Cleveland Browns. The talent level on this team, leaves very little to be desired.
I'd say, it's going to take 3-years for Hue to get the team where he wants them. Lets hope Jimmy Haslam III, gives this head coach the time.
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