Connect with us


Five Reasons To Be Optimistic About the Browns


3. Youthful Energy

The Browns have been known for their historically bad draft picks in recent years, but a fresh new crop of talent has breathed life into this team. Through two games in his second season, Johnny Manziel has made typical rookie mistakes, but has also made huge plays that have not been seen by Browns fans in a long time. The combination of second-year running back Isaiah Crowell and rookie Duke Johnson looked much better in week two against Tennessee than in the opener at New York, and Crowell already has proven that he can play in this league, after putting together a 600 yard season as a rookie.

Another rookie bringing fresh energy to the team is 12th overall draft pick Danny Shelton. He is an imposing figure and plays the game with enthusiasm and attitude, and should help this defense improve after finishing 2014 dead last in run defense. One other young playmaker, who may have been forgotten about going into this season is wide receiver Travis Benjamin. Benjamin is still only 25 years old in his fourth season in the NFL, and for all the people who said the Browns had no playmakers on offense and their receivers were too short, the 5 foot 10 inch speedster from Florida is tied for the league lead in touchdowns with four.

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio. Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.



  1. Michael Clark

    September 24, 2015 at 1:14 am

    1 reason I won’t return to this site…. having to click 6 different pages for one shortish article??? Really?? Shame because the site looks pretty decent too, but I can’t tolerate Bleacher Report type articles.

  2. Matt

    September 25, 2015 at 7:43 am

    The article was 5 reasons so each reason got a different page. If you don’t like that style of article then that’s your prerogative.

  3. Matt Loede

    September 30, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Michael – Thank you for your feedback, we’re for sure not trying to be like ‘Bleacher Report’ by any means, but some of our longer articles do require a click through if for nothing else than to make the story look like one long huge piece. Please be patient with us and please continue to visit as we will continue to make strides and bring the best Northeast Ohio coverage and commentary we can to our readers!

  4. Pingback: Q&A With Matt Medley of NEO Sports Insiders | Won For All

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *





Show Your Team Spirit

NEO Sports Insiders Newsletter

Sign up to receive our NEOSI newsletter, and keep up to date with all the latest Cleveland sports news.

Recent Comments


More in Browns