CANTON,Ohio- The Cleveland Browns have many units that will be getting a lot of attention starting tonight when they head to Green Bay. Here’s the setup.
WHERE: Browns at Green Bay Packers, 8 p.m. at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR: The Two first obvious areas are head coach Hue Jackson. What kind of offense will he roll out? Will he be aggressive? Will he take some chances with it being a preseason game? How about going for it on fourth down? There’s nothing to lose in these games. Second. How will Robert Griffin III look in his debut for the Browns? Will he show the improvements that Jackson has been talking about? If he struggles early, how long will Jackson leave him in the game?
With Corey Coleman and Andrew Hawkins out, we will get a long look at rookie wide receivers like Ricardo Louis, Jordan Payton and Rashard Higgins. Still no word on if Terrelle Pryor will play.
Who gets the nod to start at running back? I’d like to see Duke Johnson get the bulk of the carries since he’s a better overall back. Will Crowell play as well as he’s been practicing lately?
COMPETITION? Don’t look for it here. It’ll be the Packer’s second and third string guys, for the most part.
Although I’ll be paying attention to all units of the team, I’m curious how the offensive line looks. Especially center Cam Irving. Who plays at right guard and right tackle?
Who will start in the secondary? Who will start at the linebacker spots? Will Cleveland show any signs of a decent pass rush?
Do we have depth at the tight end position? Will Danny Shelton’s big weight loss of 30 pounds help him play better in the middle of the defensive line?
All these questions are why the Browns aren’t expected to do much in 2016. But tonight starts the process of figuring out this puzzle that Hue Jackson and his staff were brought in to try and put together.
Credit all authors of images used in both article and as cover image : Nick broulis