The Browns have played in just 1 playoff game since 1994 (they were deactivated for 3 years in that stretch, but still). Lack of continuity continues to be an issue for them and it won’t get any better for them next season. They have a new owner who has brought in a new GM and front office, which will bring in a new Head Coach once again. That Head Coach is expected to be Chip Kelly, who is expected to bring in yet another new quarterback.
The good news for the Browns: The had just 4 losses by more than 10, only 3 if you don’t count a meaningless week 17 game in which 3rd stringer Thad Lewis had to start. Chip Kelly has the potential to be the best coach they’ve had since being reactivated. If Kelly and whatever new quarterback they bring in can get anything out of a young, but promising offensive group of talent, they have a talented enough defense to compete in an AFC North that is in flux right now.
The Browns’ defense is better than the Browns’ offense, but they’ll...