The Cleveland Browns will enter the 2011 season with some very good reasons to be optimistic about the state of the franchise. Head coach Pat Shurmur's new regime is in full force, and the team finally has some key pieces in order to contend with a very strong AFC North.
Even though the signs seem to be pointing in the right direction, Browns fans have been down this road many times before.
So why should the fans be excited for next season?
Let's take a look at where the Cleveland Browns currently are.