It is tough to be a player for the Cleveland Browns. Every time the coaching staff changes, which seems to happen every year, so does your role. In fact, every coaching change ushers in the possibility for increased opportunities or a new place of employment.
The Browns’ new brass has already made some cuts and established who will get to compete for a roster spot. So who will get the increased opportunities?
There are two ways to project who might get a chance to show off more of their game. One is to look at the coaching staff’s habits at their previous job. The other is to try and predict a player’s progression into the next season.
There were quite a few candidates for the “increased role” category, but ultimately I chose five. Here are the players who should see increased playing time in 2014.