4. A few awkwardly wonderful moments on the staff
Jackson enters this season without a lot of support, it would appear. Why he wasn't just fired earlier is anyone's guess, and his hold on the coaching job certainly is a big theme entering the year. It's hard to get a read on where he and Dorsey are right now as a pair, so this show could be pretty revealing on that front.
Jackson also has a strange habit of saying weird things, which always leaves room for head-scratching. Then there's the owner, Jimmy Haslam, whose Flying J truck stop chain was investigated for fraud, whose team is 20-76 on his watch and who has an undeniably quicksand like ability to sink farther the harder he seems to try to make things better. Lot going on here.
The Browns also have two real rapscallions for coordinators. New offensive play caller Todd Haley is a real whiskey rock-n-roller who reportedly shattered his pelvis at a bar called "Tequila Cowboy" as the Steelers' offensive coordinator before a playoff game last year, so that's fun. He and Baker either feel like a match made in heaven or two wrong ends of a magnet being shoved together. Either way, we're here for it.
Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is best known as the man who helped orchestrate the Saints' "Bountygate" scandal and who blitzes like football is a game of Red Rover. He also commandeered his first-round safety, Jabrill Peppers, to play deep safety on the wrong side of the Cuyahoga River for most of last season, drawing the ire of long-tormented Browns fans.
Dorsey recently said that he wasn't a fan of "Hard Knocks" coming to town, and he can old-school grump with the best of them. This really could be a fun series to see how Dorsey talks about his team, along with the elephant no longer in the room — Sashi Brown, the man he replaced. There's a 76ers-ish vibe on this Browns squad, and Brown is the Sam Hinkie of this equation, having acquired the zillion draft picks that has helped beef up this pretty talented roster.