The Browns put more than a half-dozen players on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday but, heading into Week 15, Kevin Stefanski doesn’t seem worried.
Over the past couple of days, the NFL has been rocked with over 60 players throughout the league being placed on the COVID-19/Reserve list. And the Cleveland Browns, the offense, in particular, was hit extremely hard.
Cleveland was forced to put eight players on the list on Tuesday, including starters in left tackle Jedrick Wills, guard Wyatt Teller, wide receiver Jarvis Landry and tight end Austin Hooper. Naturally, that’s going to require some adjustments from head coach Kevin Stefanski and the rest of the team.
Stefanski, however, doesn’t seem to be too worried about that. In fact, he seemed ready to tackle the challenge of being so short-handed, saying that he and his staff would have to just figure it out and move forward with the guys they have.
Kevin Stefanski not worried about Browns performance amid COVID issues
Stefanski is definitely taking the right approach to an unfortunate situation for Cleveland. By the same token, though, this couldn’t come at a worse time for the club.
After beating the Ravens this past Sunday, the Browns are now firmly in the thick of the AFC playoff race once again, just one game out of the lead in the AFC North and right outside the wild card picture. That makes their remaining four games extremely critical.
If there’s a silver lining for Cleveland, it’s that they get to face a Raiders team that has struggled mightily as of late on Saturday in Week 15. Even still, Stefanski better hope he and the coaching staff indeed figure it out because a loss to Las Vegas is something the team can ill afford right now.