The Cleveland Browns’ acquisition of wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. despatched shockwaves at some level of the league and potentially signaled a shift in energy in the AFC North.
With Beckham and wide receiver Jarvis Landry, the Browns boast a potent receiving tandem for quarterback Baker Mayfield. Cleveland also has a backfield consisting of Nick Chubb, Duke Johnson and Kareem Hunt, who will support an eight-sport suspension to originate the season.
Defensively, the Browns signed defensive address Sheldon Richardson to add to a younger and talented protection for a crew that accomplished 7-8-1 in 2018.
The strikes in Cleveland have not been lost on Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh.
“They’re basically the most talented crew in the division,” Harbaugh acknowledged, through Jamison Hensley of ESPN. “We are going to ogle what that procedure. I do know this — that’s appropriate now. The ideal crew in the division is the crew that’s going to steal the division. So, we’ll ogle what the becoming crew is.”
Reporters on Tuesday morning requested Harbaugh on a pair of occasion his recommendations on what turned into going down in Cleveland. And every time he turned into polite alongside with his responses, pointing out a solid admire for the divisional rival.
“Now we possess at all times had admire for the Browns, so I do know that the media hasn’t,” Harbaugh acknowledged, through the Ravens’ reliable internet space. “We at all times had because we at all times play no longer easy games against them, and it is been nothing however a fight.
“The Browns that I read about over the last 10 years, I need we saw them every now after which after we played them because we by no procedure build. We at all times ogle a terribly factual football crew that comes out and fights like crazy, and we now had been factual enough, no longer easy enough to conquer most of these and steal most of these games. So, I give our guys a mode of credit for that.”
In the intervening time, if Harbaugh is overly involving about what Browns usual supervisor John Dorsey has set collectively over the previous two years, he did no longer let on.
The Ravens head coach is 19-3 against Cleveland since taking on in Baltimore in 2008, in spite of all the things, and Harbaugh indicated he’s extra involving about his possess dwelling.
“You acquired to steal care of yourself,” Harbaugh acknowledged. “The games will be played and any individual will steal. We thought on being that crew.”