Cleveland Browns 2011 Predictions
Preseason Game 3: Cleveland Browns at Philadelphia Eagles
By this point in the preseason, players, for the most part, should know their role within the team.
However, with all the off-season acquisition made by the Philadelphia Eagles, they're arguably the unanimous Super Bowl favorite for 2011.
So, it's very important for Cleveland to be playing very sound football as the preseason nears it's close.
For one, their first three games are against potential NFC playoff contenders, two of which are NFC Super Bowl contenders.
If the Browns can hold their own at all levels (first, second, and third string) verse these teams, Cleveland could very well be rolling into the regular season with a lot of confidence.
However, an article by Bill Livingston of Cleveland.com shows that the Brownies better learn quick:
"The long lockout hurts the Browns most because new head coach Pat Shurmur hasn't even met his players yet and because everything is new in Berea. The offensive scheme is new, with the possession-passing West Coast offense instead of hey, diddle, diddle, Peyton Hillis up the middle. The defensive scheme is new with a 4-3, which is supposed to be more effective against the run than the old 3-4."
"The Browns have been hit hard by injuries at key positions in recent years, or else fans would never have had to watch Ken Dorsey play quarterback."
So, a big question remains:
Is there enough time for the Browns to learn a new offensive and defensive system before the real games begin?
Well, after their first two preseason games we'll know a lot, but after playing Philly on the road, we'll learn even more.
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