Whenever a long-struggling team sheds its losing ways, it is a surprise to many. That’s especially true for people outside the city where the team is located, as national pundits have long stopped paying attention to roster moves by the perennial loser.
In 2012-13, the Cleveland Browns will stop losing and will once again regain a spot on the nationwide sports radar.
How will they do this? Here are seven bold predictions which I believe the Browns must—and will—fulfill in the next two years. These do not include things like quarterback Brandon Weeden making steady progress or running back Trent Richardson vying for rookie of the year honors. I will be disappointed if these things don't happen.
So let’s look at seven things that will surprise us when they do happen.