The Cleveland Browns have plenty of mouths to feed on offense thanks to their influx of star power in recent years. Although spreading the wealth around comes with its own set of challenges, head coach Kevin Stefanski is optimistic about the benefits of having a surplus of talent.
According to Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com, Stefanski acknowledged that finding a way to utilize all the weapons on offense has become a point of emphasis for the coaching staff:
“I actually went over that with the offensive staff this morning, just talking about carries, touches and what that looks like,‘’ Stefanski said during a Thursday videoconference. “It’s definitely on our mind. We know, having been on different teams with different offensive players, sometimes you have a great running back, great receiver or great tight end, and certainly, you have to be mindful and intentional about how you want to go about that while understanding that each week calls for a different game plan.”
Stefanski added that having so much talent across the board is a good problem to have.
“We’re fortunate enough to have players at each of those levels that can affect the game, but it’s definitely on our mind of how you divvy that pie up and how you design plays,” Stefanski said.
The Browns generated plenty of hype with the acquisition of wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. last offseason. Meanwhile, the emergence of quarterback Baker Mayfield and running back Nick Chubb provided fans with good reason to be hopeful about their Super Bowl expectations. Unfortunately, it quickly became evident that head coach Freddie Kitchens was having trouble maximizing the talent on offense as this group failed to find their rhythm.
The onus will now fall on Stefanski to bring it all together on this side of the ball in the 2020 NFL season. The addition of Austin Hooper at tight end now gives Mayfield yet another viable option to throw to in the passing game. Any hope of a potential resurgence will undoubtedly need to begin under center.