Kevin Stefanski sees the potential value in bad-weather Browns games

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The Browns have played three straight games in challenging conditions. That will, as a practical matter, make it easier for them if they have to play in the elements in January.

“I am glad we played in these last three ball games and played in the elements because that is what you are getting ready to play in when December and January football rolls around,” coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters on Monday. “That is Northeast Ohio. We understand that. I think now we are going down to Jacksonville, I peeked at the weather report and it said 73 [degrees] so now we have to talk about dealing with the heat. Those are the elements, and we have to be ready to play in all of them.”

The Browns lost in nasty conditions to the Raiders, but they have won under similar conditions twice now, beating the Texans and Eagles. And it will help them be better prepared for January games that will be played in the elements, if the Browns make the playoffs.

Although a home game in the postseason is highly unlikely, the Browns could be going to Pittsburgh or Kansas City or Buffalo and facing bad weather. The more bad-weather games the Browns play between now and then, the better off they’ll be.

7 responses to “Kevin Stefanski sees the potential value in bad-weather Browns games

  1. Kevin Stefanski has been delightful as a coach compared to some of the stiffs the Browns have had. Hope he continues to get better.

  2. I think the weather had less to do with it than who they played. Beating the Texans and the Eagles isn’t exactly a monumental win.

  3. The Browns are bumslayers. Outside of a victory against Indy, they have beaten the bottom-feeders of the NFL in the likes of the Cincy (twice), Houston, Washington, Dallas, and Philadelphia. Good news- they play 1-9 Jacksonville this weekend. They’ll probably win 10 games with Jax, the awful Giants, and the laughable Jets coming up on the schedule. On the downside, they still have to play Tennessee, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore, the latter two having beaten them by a combined score of 76-13 earlier in the year.

  4. Be honest. The browns looked horrible yesterday too. They just weren’t as horrible as my eagles were. Browns defense was giving up big chunks in the run game as well.

  5. Poor Browns’ fans. They’ve been bad for so long they don’t realize what a good team looks like. This is a very mediocre team that will get clobbered in its’ first playoff game.

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