Tennessee Titans vs Cleveland Browns: Biggest X-factors to watch
By Will Lomas
Cleveland Browns offense: Greg Robinson, LT
So, earlier this week the Cleveland Browns released starting left tackle Greg Robinson and re-signed him immediately. Apparently this was procedural and it isn’t a big deal, but could you imagine if that happened to a good offensive tackle?
No way Bill Belichick or Sean McVay aren’t going to find a way to sign that player through some loophole if that was Taylor Lewan.
However, Robinson is pretty bad at his job so this went unnoticed. Also, me saying he is bad isn’t really an opinion, it is more of a fact.
Last year with the Cleveland Browns he allowed more pressure than Jack Conklin did when he admittedly had a serious knee injury that he hadn’t fully recovered from all season. I’m not saying Conklin at 75% last year was better than Robinson…but the numbers say that.
Also (and this stat is truly staggering) out of 245 offensive linemen in the NFL last year that took a snap, Greg Robinson was one of only 16 players to have 10 or more penalties. And of those 16 players he was the only one to take less than 500 snaps.
He is in a critical spot to hurt or help the Cleveland Browns keep pressure off of Baker Mayfield. After a pretty terrible preseason game vs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, that protection may be more important than people think.