Will there be more of a commitment to running the ball if Cleveland builds a lead similar to Week 1?
RG: I think Kevin Stefanski will always stay committed to the run but he will also be willing to air it out as well. He has faith in his players and knows the best way to win on offense is to stay two-dimensional.
Who’s one player Browns fans should watch out for?
RG: I want to say Brandin Cooks because the deep speed is what killed them with Kansas City but maybe it’s Tyrod Taylor. He played incredibly well in Week 1 and even took off for a lot of yards — and Cleveland did give up some chunk plays to Mahomes on the ground who isn’t as fast as Taylor.
Add into the mix the fact that Taylor lost his job in Week 3 of the 2018 season and he’s probably looking for a bit of revenge — although he’s far too classy of a dude to ever say anything.
The moment the Jaguars game ended, the difficulty of this matchup is astronomical compared to Week 1. The Browns are so well balanced it’s hard to really predict what they will do with the ball. That makes Mayfield’s play-action game so much more dangerous as he’s proven himself as a passer.
On defense, deep throws seem to be Cleveland’s kryptonite. Especially after Ronnie Harrison got ejected from the game in the first quarter for pushing a Kansas City coach. Expect Taylor to be throwing some long bombs in hopes that Cleveland hasn’t learned their lesson.