Ok, so the first week didn’t go as planned. It’s time to bounce back for a win in primetime against the Jets. Here are the three keys to victory in New York.
Learn From Week One
Do not let outside noise dictate effort and preparedness. Do not fall into the trap of “we are better than those guys.” If you think you are a better team, then go back and watch the film of week one. Sam Darnold or no Sam Darnold prepare to beat the Jets like you would the Patriots. We all saw what an overconfident bunch did against the Titans. You must not let that happen again.
Establish the Run
The offensive line struggled to protect Baker Mayfield against Cameron Wake and the rest of the Titan’s line. They also struggled to stop blitzing players multiple times. Gregg Williams may be outdated, but he knows this team and where to attack. The best way to slow that blitz and turn it against him is to establish Nick Chubb on the ground. It would also benefit the Browns to get the screen game going with their two young backs.
Attack the Middle
Gregg Williams has preached ‘don’t get beat deep’ since day one when in Cleveland. I don’t think that he has changed that tune in New York. The best way to beat this is by attacking the with the short to the intermediate passing game. This gameplan should allow for a big game for David Njoku and possibly Jarvis Landry. It also wouldn’t hurt to up the slant game in this one to get the ball in Odell’s hands. We don’t need to hit the home run ball every time we’re on offense. The key will be establishing a rhythm.
With Sam Darnold out with mono and the Jets still finding their way, the Browns have a strong bounce-back chance ahead of them. If they lose Monday, then 0-3 is a real possibility with the Rams the following week. Well, I see some good things coming this week after some hard lessons learned week one. The Browns come out on top with a 28 -20 win.