5 Areas in Which the Cleveland Browns Are Showing Signs of Improvement

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5 Areas in Which the Cleveland Browns Are Showing Signs of Improvement
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After an inauspicious debut, Brandon Weeden has been one of the most heavily-used quarterbacks in the NFL.

The Cleveland Browns play for arguably the most snake-bitten fanbase in the entire NFL. The rabid fans who make their way to the stadium every Sunday willing to cheer for a team that hasn't sniffed success in a decade.

Not only have the Browns not made the playoffs since 2002 (where they lost in heartbreaking fashion to the Steelers), the fans have also had to deal with the relocation of the franchise to Baltimore in 1996 (and they had to watch the Ravens win the Super Bowl in 2000). There was The Drive and The Fumble, and there may be no team in the league with less success in the modern era. 

The Browns have had only three winning seasons in their last 19 years as a franchise, but the clouds appear to be clearing. Despite a 2-7 record in 2012, there is no question that that young Browns are slowly becoming a competitive team, and fans have a lot to be excited about. With intriguing players at several important positions, it's time for the Browns to finally emerge from behind the veil of mediocrity. 

The players and coaches are there, and the fanbase is not going away. The future is finally bright for a team that needs some good news. The Browns have improved in several categories and are giving fans more hope than they've had in years.

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