There was a time last season where the NFL and its fans thought the Cleveland Browns have turned the corner. After Brian Hoyer had a successful ending to 2013, he was named the starter for 2014 even with the team drafting Johnny Manziel. Even though Hoyer’s personal stats weren’t anything to boast about, the Browns were 6-3 heading into Week 11.
Now it’s April, and the team is coming off another season in which they didn’t qualify for the postseason and lost the quarterback that the fan base thought would take them out of the cellar. Hoyer is now the quarterback of the Houston Texans, and the team will be without star wide receiver Josh Gordon, who is suspended indefinitely due to the league’s substance-abuse policy.
Cleveland also lost cornerback Buster Skrine in free agency to the New York Jets, Miles Austin to the Philadelphia Eagles, Jim Leonhard and tight end Jordan Cameron to the Miami Dolphins.
The Browns will look to revamp the offense, again, with Josh McCown who had an unsuccessfully one-year stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They brought in wide receive Dwayne Bowe from the Kansas City Chiefs, and two members of the Miami Dolphins, wide receiver Brian Hartline and defensive tackle Randy Starks. Defensive end John Hughes resigned with the Browns on a four-year extension.
The Browns have two picks in the first 20 picks of the 2015 NFL Draft. They have the No. 12th and No. 19th pick and are looking for help on the offensive line, or want to add a pass rusher or wide receiver with the two selections. The Browns two main wide receivers had 99 catches combined last season.
So the Dawg Pound waits patiently, as the organizations tries to field a team that can compete for multiple seasons in the AFC North division. If you don’t live in Cleveland, Hipmunk.com is your main resource to attend Browns games. Hipmunk has thousands of flights to Cleveland through a multitude of airlines, and options for Cleveland hotel rooms near Cleveland Browns Stadium to have you near one of the cities true landmarks.
Fans will always have their eye on Cleveland Browns tickets for the one season where the Browns get over the hump and make the playoffs. The team is craving for a winning product on the field, and you better believe the highest of prices will be asked for if it’s a playoff-clinching game.