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The perpetually inept Cleveland Browns will again be a poorly thought of team entering training camp. However, they do have a few bright spots that should encourage Browns fans.
Trent Richardson showed signs of being a big time runner. The defense played solidly for periods of time, and they have a brand new coach, Chip Kelly.
Oh, hang on.
Kelly decided the shores of Lake Erie weren't enough to lure him from the Pacific Northwest. No matter, they got their guy—and he's a Cleveland guy. A hometown coach that really wants to be there is kind of fitting for this blue collar team.
Like the Detroit Lions, they also will benefit from a last place schedule in 2013. The Browns aren't sexy, they aren't dynamic, but they played a lot of teams close in 2012 and could take a big step forward in their division that features two aging AFC North stalwarts in Baltimore and Pittsburgh.