5 Things to Watch as the Cleveland Browns Kick off Their 2013 Preseason Schedule

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5 Things to Watch as the Cleveland Browns Kick off Their 2013 Preseason Schedule
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New head coach Rob Chudzinksi is tasked with turning around a 5-11 Cleveland Browns squad.

After a disappointing 5-11 season in 2012, the Cleveland Browns made significant changes this offseason when they hired new head coach Rob Chudzinski, brought in Norv Turner to be offensive coordinator and switched to a 3-4 formation under defensive coordinator Ray Horton. The team also changed up its front office by adding CEO Joe Banner and GM Mike Lombardi.

The changes in the front office and to the coaching staff sound great on paper, but how will they affect the on-field product? Will Brandon Weeden step up his game or will he feel the pressure from veteran Jason Campbell? How will Trent Richardson handle an increased workload? Will the change to a 3-4 formation boost a defense that gave up more than 360 yards per game last year?

Though we won't get all the answers, Cleveland's four preseason games should give fans a good indication of where the team stands. The final scores are meaningless, but the preseason will provide meaningful moments if you know what to look for.

Here are the five things that Cleveland, and NFL fans alike, should keep they eyes on. 

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