To say that the Cleveland Browns have been through a complicated season would be a massive understatement.
Kevin Stefanki’s team has had to reinvent itself over and over, and while it hasn’t been pretty or easy, they’re still 8-5 and well in the mix to make the playoffs.
That’s why NFL analyst David Helman tipped his hat to the Browns’ coach.
Talking on the NFL on FOX Podcast, he pointed out the fact that the Browns are just the third team since 1950 to have at least four different players starting games at quarterback for them (Deshaun Watson, Dorian Thompson-Robinson, P.J. Walker, and now Joe Flacco).
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Moreover, despite the uncertainty and inconsistent play, Stefanski has coached all of those quarterbacks to at least one win this season, and that obviously deserves a lot of credit.
Jim Schwartz also deserves his flowers for the way he turned the Browns’ defense around in less than one year in charge of the job.
Overall, the Browns coaching staff has earned their stripes this season.
Stefanski entered the campaign on the hot seat and would’ve definitely been fired if the team failed to make the playoffs.
But all things considered, even if a catastrophe were to happen in the final stretch of the campaign, Stefanski has earned the right to continue in charge of this project for at least another season, and this Browns team deserves all the praise in the world for their resiliency and their determination to keep pushing and grinding despite all the adversity.