Cleveland Browns Trying to Get Rid of Entitlement in the Locker Room
The new management in Cleveland is making sure that the young players in the locker room understand that they must fight for their "starting" roles. Many of the young players on the team such as Josh Gordon and Greg Little were given starting jobs simply because of the lack of talent on the roster.
This offseason, the Browns obtained veterans through free agency to compete with the young ones and provide veteran leadership and work ethic. Davone Bess and David Nelson, both who worked their ways to starting positions, will now be in the fold to push Gordon, Little, and Travis Benjamin. Josh Gordon, who is suspended for the first two games of the season, is expected to be replaced by Benjamin until he returns.
Meanwhile, Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner has been pushing Weeden both on the field and in the film room. The Browns also obtained veterans Jason Campbell and Brian Hoyer to push Weeden to get better.
I think this is great for Browns fans. There is a new standard of accountability in the locker room and the clubhouse will finally be getting a culture change for the better. I think the Browns will greatly improve this year and I expect the defense to be top 10 in the league. Watch out for a surprising run by the Browns.