Scouts Inc. examines what went wrong for the 22 teams that did not make the playoffs this season.
Limiting the problems the Cleveland Browns faced this season to just three items is difficult. This list could be much longer, but they did play great special teams and played very hard for the majority of the season. General manager Phil Savage and head coach Romeo Crennel made strides in revamping the roster and bringing in talented players, but depth still remains a huge problem. Injuries didn't help, either. The beginning of the end came in Cleveland's first practice of the season when prized free agent center LeCharles Bentley went down with a season-ending knee injury.