first and goals
What might the upcoming Browns season look like? We polled the experts, then visualized how it might shape up — if it were a single offensive possession.
"It's always quarterbacks with the Browns. Until they fix it, it's always going to be quarterbacks with the Browns. If I had to bet, I'd say three guys play quarterback, because that's generally what happens." — Pluto
Defensive Player to Watch
Danny Shelton, defensive tackle. "He is going to have a legitimate chance to be a breakout player right away just because the Browns were so bad against the run last year. ... I think he can immediately help." — Ulrich
Offensive Player to Watch
Dwayne Bowe, wide receiver. "Is he too far past his prime or is there any chance fans will still see glimpses of the player who had three 1,000-plus-yard seasons in a four-year span?" — Pokorny
Karlos Dansby, middle linebacker. "It's his second year in the middle of the defense. The defense should be a lot better this year especially against the run. ... Fans will get a greater appreciation of him this season."— Pluto
Rookie Primed for a Breakout
"The Browns would absolutely have to take advantage of the first three weeks of the season [vs. the Jets, Titans and Raiders] to achieve that."
Terry Pluto, The Plain Dealer
"That would be pretty bad."