While Cleveland should have walked away from Tampa Bay and Kansas City with a 2-0 record, developing the young players and establishing a winning attitude is important for the seasons to come.
It may not be Cleveland's year to make the playoffs, but each game is as important as the last, and with a few changes and adjustments, it seems like they could be firing on all cylinders soon enough.
Mohamed Massaquoi and Brian Robiskie are quietly doing everything right at receiver so far, the routes are crisp and their hands have been reliable. They seem set to break out any day.
Evan Moore has begun to establish himself as a starting tight end in the league, showing his steady hands, toughness, and willing to venture into the open field to make a play.
Colt McCoy continues his development coming off a 13-for-13 final preseason game against Chicago.
He's actively in the quarterback huddle, studying the plays and listening to his mentors. Bringing him along slowly seems to be the right advice.
Peyton Hillis, many don't realize is a mere 24 years old, and has a solid 10 years left in his legs with the running style he possesses.
Along with the flashes of brilliance of draft picks James Davis and Montario Hardesty, Cleveland is shaping up for a great committee of runners in the coming years.
It's all a matter of time before things start to click, it's sure to be an exciting ride to the end of the season watching the young offensive core mature, regardless of records.