49ers coach Kyle Shanahan speaks out on Browns’ improvement this season
In the past few months, the media frenzy around the Cleveland Browns has been a roller coaster. The amount of people who praised the team coming into the season was matched by the amount that bagged on the team after a 1-2 start. Now the Browns face the San Francisco 49ers and Kyle Shanahan.
While they were able to get that praise back after defeating a Baltimore Ravens team that had looked impressive, quarterback Baker Mayfield didn’t seem too pleased with the media’s wishy-washy evaluation of Cleveland.
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is commending the Browns ahead of their Monday night matchup in San Francisco.
#49ers coach Kyle Shanahan on state of #Browns: I'm excited for you guys there. My wife, kids and I enjoyed our time there. They've been hungry there for a long time and now they're getting what they deserve
— Nate Ulrich (@ByNateUlrich) October 3, 2019
Back in 2014 Shanahan was hired as the Browns offensive coordinator but only lasted one season there after disagreeing with the front office about having Johnny Manziel start. It seems that Shanahan has moved past his beef with the Browns as he has found success in San Francisco.
Being one of the three last undefeated teams in the league, and the only one remaining in the NFC, Shanahan will have his hands full if Cleveland is able to replicate the performance they had against the Ravens. The Browns don’t exactly have to commit to the run game to win, but they must utilize it in the same way and mix up their schemes.
Nick Chubb is one of the hardest runners in the league and showed his ability last week with three scores and 165 yards on the ground. Cleveland looked like a complete team last week that can live up to those lofty Super Bowl expectations.