I will say that your last sentence seems a bit over-the-top... it seems hard to envision a scenario (injuries notwithstanding) that this group of players finishes last in the division, at least while the Bengals are still in the AFC North.
No doubt it isnt easy to envision a scenario where a group with so much talent finishes last in the division, but we arent talking about normal teams this is the Browns... if anybody is capable of screwing up such a great situation it would be this franchise, they have decades of practice after all.
Also as I mentioned earlier, despite all the hype the team has some very real red flags -
head coach is completely unknown/unproven
offensive line is highly questionable, only 2 of the 5 are remotely proven
their new celebrity WR was insanely expensive and has a history of injuries and drama
their secondary has some promising pieces but is largely unproven
Well scuzzy, I am a Seahawks fan who fucking hates the Steelers and doesnt give a shit about the rest of the afc north, but yeah I am definitely "shook" that the laughing stock of the NFL has their first glimmer of hope in decades
Its pretty funny you would say that tho. IMO I am doing you guys a favor by pouring a little cold water on your circlejerk... Browns fans should know better than any other fanbase how disappointing and depressing high expectations can turn out to be.
Browns looked excellent during their first preseason game. Not that it means much, but damn it was nice watching a game after waiting so long.
Callaway being suspended the first 4 games sure explains a lot. I wondered why he was still on the field so late in the game last night. It should be interesting to see how Dorsey handles that situation going forward. How much rope do you give a guy before he decides to hang himself?
Especially when the roster is so chalk full of receiving talent. Safe to say Higgins has jumped Callaway on the depth chart and Derrick Willies has had a really good camp too.
So you have OBJ, Landry, Higgins, Willies ... if Callaway doesn't get his sh!t together, Jaelen Strong, Ishmael Hyman or Damon Sheehy-Gulseppi would be happy to take his spot. Can't imagine the Browns carrying more than 5-6 receivers on the final 53.
As for the game, it couldn't have gone much better. The first team looked excellent on both sides of the ball and no major injuries. Myles Garrett played probably 5-6 snaps and officials flagged his blocker for holding on 3, he pressured on 1 and the other was a running play. lol