It’s a homecoming for Kevin Stefanski, the Cleveland Browns coach as they face the Minnesota Vikings Sunday. Stefanski was an assistant coach with the Vikings since 2006. 14 years in any line of work is a lot. So there will certainly be many emotions for this game. Stefanski has said this trip is all about business, which is great and expected for a disciplined and planning type of coach he is, but I’d expect a few surprises after this game is over. Let’s tackle a few things to look for as we approach kickoff.
1st Down Kareem Hunt
What a fantastic game running back Hunt had a week ago for the Browns. He caught passes, rumbled for big yardage including a touchdown of 29 yards and was eating up the opponents’ defense all day. There’s been a lot talked about this week as for Hunt’s efforts and descriptions too from his beloved teammates. Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield suggested he looks like the “Tasmanian Devil.” Fellow running back Nick Chubb said he looked like a “Wild Man” out there and his wide receiving teammate Odell Beckham Jr. suggested he was a “Bull and a Bucking Bronco.”
To say Hunt is respected a lot by his teammates is an understatement. It’s funny that Hunt is being given descriptive names for his style of play. When I was at the game sitting in section 544 this past weekend, folks around me were chatting about that unique style that Hunt runs with. It’s almost a reckless approach as he plows into the defenders and then his legs often go sideways or up in the air like he was doing a cartwheel. Never a dull moment when he runs!