Coming out of the 2022 season and looking forward to the 2023 season, the Cleveland Browns’ offense is full of potential. An offense threatened by quarterback Deshawn Watson, running back Nick Chubb, Amari Cooper, Donovan Peoples-Jones and David Joku locked his third of the All-Pro into overtime. Protected by an offensive line that just went up. The team returned in 1999.
The Browns chose to change their offense as soon as Watson took the field. Head Kevin Stefanski, an ambitious project, he coach wants to win, but it also looks like he’s trying to gather as much information as possible before the crucial offseason.
Both Watson and Jacoby Brissett point to how much they influence the Browns’ aggressive behavior. If the quarterback doesn’t want to do something, they don’t do it and remove it from the game plan. Additionally, Stefanski spends a good amount of time in quarterback meetings. It accelerated confidence and gave quarterbacks involvement in offense.
A strange report came out Saturday from CBS’s Jonathan Jones. It suggests that Jimmy Haslam is very preoccupied with Josh Huepel’s air raids at his alma mater, Tennessee Volunteers.
The report suggests there have been coaching changes and tweaks to offensive philosophy, suggesting the Browns tend to pass more. This all seems pretty obvious, regardless of the fact that they’ve had their first season since Phil Fulmer with at least 10 wins. Everything the Browns are doing is aimed at moving toward a more dynamic passing direction for his offense.
In the offseason, the coaches go around and pick each other’s brains. It’s how they keep up to date with evolving trends within the sport.A lot of what NFL teams do is taken from college taken from high school.It comes down to numbers. 32 NFL teams compared to hundreds of college teams and thousands of high school teams.
Given Haslam’s ties to Tennessee, it would be easy for Stefanski to connect with Whippel. Stefanski doesn’t have to embrace air raids to find concepts worth taking from his prolific volunteer passing offense. Hendon Hooker was an effective double-threat quarterback, so it might be worth it as a way to get the most out of Watson.
it should be just one How many people Stefanski speaks to in the offseason. Some of them could be major names. Stefanski may already be in a relationship with USC head coach Lincoln Riley since he coached former Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. However, it’s not always the biggest schools that offer the best innovations. Necessity is often the mother of invention, and teams with limited resources are forced to think outside the box and come up with new ideas to overcome deficiencies.
It wouldn’t surprise me if the Browns hired an assistant coach who was familiar with the concepts the team wanted to incorporate into their offense. A great way to stay on the cutting edge.
The Browns have used the game with Watson as a way to get rep not only for him, but for players like Nick Chubb. I take full advantage of the opportunity to familiarize the two, which of course serves as a testing laboratory for concepts and collects as much data as possible.
In Watson’s six games, even if extreme weather conditions make the Saints’ game nearly useless, Stefanski will get a better sense of Watson as a player and better understand where he wants to attack from here. . He’s not going to throw out an offense that’s proven effective, but he’s going to adapt it to fit the manpower he has.
The fact that Stefanski is trying to adapt to Watson is significant. Unlike some of the Browns’ past coaches, Stefanski isn’t stubborn, believing players must fit into a rigid, predetermined framework. Instead, he’s spending time with Watson to find out what he wants to do. He watches his play to understand his strengths and weaknesses. Likewise, he challenges Watson with several concepts that he believes will make him a better quarterback.
Watson, for example, has never operated so much under the center. He never had to turn his back on defense in play action. Watson opened up. He is growing as a player and learning more about the game is challenging him. That could provide an additional tool for attacking defenses, and defenses should be prepared for more variation in the Browns’ offense.
As offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings and head coach for the Cleveland Browns, Stefanski has been able to maximize the quarterback position, the overall offense, with two different quarterbacks. He was also Case his Keenum quarterback his coach when the Vikings made their way to his NFC Championship in 2017.
It’s hard to imagine Stefanski getting a better chance to have more talent on the attacking side of the ball than he gets with this team. designed this situation. His entire career is based on this.
Assuming the Browns extend Donovan Peoples-Jones, which seems inevitable at this point, the Browns have Watson, Chubb, Cooper, DPJ, Nyok, and Joel Bitonio, Wyatt Teller, and Jack Conklin. will be placed under contract for at least the next two years. season. Even as the Browns try to find players who can expand their offense even further, they know who they plan on.
Naturally, expecting and using the 2022 season as a transition year puts pressure on Stefanski and the Browns. But given the excitement of the players and Stefanski’s ability to put together an offense, they sound like a group that can’t wait to attack this challenge next year.