It’s just a preseason win, but it’s still a win for the Cleveland Browns. For an organization that finished 1-19 last season, they’ll be the first to admit they wanted and needed to win their preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints.
While some of what we should take away from the win is diminished by the fact that most of the game was played against backups, the team’s offensive and defensive philosophies were implemented successfully throughout all four quarters. And those approaches, and some heroics by rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer, were enough to beat the Saints on this early August Thursday evening.
Here are 10 things I think after the Browns’ first real football of the season.

Myles Garrett belongs in the NFL, and he’s probably going to be a star.