They have churned through head coaches, general managers, starting quarterbacks, and have an owner who has his share of non-football problems.
The Browns went 0-16, worse than the season prior, and Jackson has said he still plans to keep his promise and jump into Lake Erie. He said he was waiting for the weather to get a bit warmer. Last week, the club announced Jackson would take the plunge on June 1 — and donate $100 to charity for each team staffer who joined him.
Razzing the coach could be for a good team-building exercise. Especially punctuated by Jackson promising the Browns will improve so he doesn’t have to do it again.
Ahead of the team’s veteran minicamp in April, Colts general manager Chris Ballard said Kelly was “good to go,” according to Andrew Walker of the team’s official website. The Colts will find out whether that’s the case when they take the field next week.
After standing out as a 16-game starter during his rookie season, the second-round Alabama product will be making a major transition as new defensive coordinator James Bettcher installs a 3-4-based D.
Tomlinson’s modus operandi might not change dramatically as he moves into a 3-4 defensive end role, but he’ll have to deal with that technical adjustment while he also tries to avoid a sophomore slump in 2018.
Initial reviews will be notable, especially with his space-eating partner Damon Harrison now working as a pure nose tackle.
After using a first-round pick on defensive end Takkarist McKinley last year, the Atlanta Falcons brought him along slowly as a rookie. But the UCLA product saw his role increase late in the year, and he delivered with six sacks in his final nine games (including two in the playoffs).