Cleveland Browns: Todd Haley could bring explosiveness to offense

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 31: Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley talks to Eli Rogers
PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 31: Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley talks to Eli Rogers /

Todd Haley could bring an offensive flair to the Cleveland Browns, something that has been missing as of late, along with building consistency.

Former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley is staying in the AFC North. Haley will be the next offensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns per multiple media reports.

In his six seasons with the Steelers, Haley was in charge of one of the most dynamic offenses in football. Although he did have success with Pittsburgh, Haley’s playcalling was the subject of criticism in Pittsburgh, especially at the end of the 2017 season.

Perhaps one of his loudest critics was Steelers quarterback Ben Rothlisberger. There were multiple reports of discontent between the two, including an instance where Rothlisberger asked there be a buffer between him and Haley on the sidelines.

In joining the Browns, Haley enters an organization teeming with talent. Particularly on the offensive side of the football, things have the potential to turn it around in a hurry. The quarterback position could be aided by possessing the No. 1 pick, and the wide receiver position is deep as Corey Coleman, Josh Gordon and Sammie Coats are just a few of the names at the position that possess major talent.

Cleveland ranked No. 24 in total offense last season. The Browns gained 4,942 yards in total, which amounted to 308.9 yards per contest. Although those are not terrible numbers, they can certainly be improved upon.

Haley’s offensive style fits the Browns very well. Pittsburgh ran a very open offense and with weapons such as Le’Veon Bell and Antonio Brown, it was at times unfair to the opposition.

Although Cleveland does not have weapons with as much talent as those two, they have enough to become one of the best offenses in the AFC. The combination of drafting a quarterback that Haley could develop along with the above weapons could be the beginning of successful consistency in Cleveland.

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Haley’s playcalling has been scrutinized as of late, but there is no reason to think he couldn’t improve Cleveland. The Browns showed promising offensive potential at the end of the 2017 season and they are just one step away from putting together a concrete offensive product. Haley could contribute to that final step and make a name for himself in Cleveland.