Cleveland Browns New Coach Needs To Have Offense On The Mind

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Cleveland Browns New Coach Needs To Have Offense On The Mind
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The Cleveland Browns struggles on offense this season can be summed up in a flashback to one simple drive. In Week 17, the Pittsburgh Steelers had the Browns on the ropes in the first quarter with a 14-0 lead.

After starting the drive on their own 18, Colt McCoy led the Browns on a six minute drive that led to a fourth and goal at the Steelers 2. Instead of playing to cut the deficit in half, Eric Mangini sent out Phil Dawson to kick a 19-yard field goal. All of the momentum of an 85-yard drive was gone, along with Mangini's chances of being retained.

In 2010, the Browns ranked 29th in total offense and 31st in points per game. 1n 2009, they ranked 29th and dead last in those categories. For anything to change in Cleveland, Mike Holmgren needs to find a coach with a strong offensive background.

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