Outside of opening day vs the Jets, the Browns have been in every football game - losses by 7, 3 & 3. Last year's team lost games by 20, 21, 30, etc... This is a step in the right direction and part of a culture change. Teams don't just go from losing big to winning - that's not how a culture change works. Losing close games is the next step - followed by learning how to win these close games. Teams must learn how to win...and typically need to take their lumps first. Fans hate it; and don't understand it; and typically call for regime change. That is literally the worst thing Cleveland can do at this point. Do you really want to go back to square one? Another regime will do the same thing - they will have to change the culture and learn to win as well...only they will clear the roster and start over first. That means going back to losing big and being the doormat.
There are holes to fill and plenty of improvement to be made. The defense is a mess (I believe issue is more scheme than talent); the franchise QB is not on the roster; we need play makers; OL needs help. But in all seriousness, the team is trending in the right direction. I just hope that Haslman is not dumb enough to listen to the fans bitching and complaining and wanting the staff and FO out and to start over. Listening to the fans is literally the dumbest thing any owner can do - 99% are clueless and couldn't tell you the field from the boundary.
It's not all doom and gloom fellas - it's a process that is unfolding and happening before our eyes...and yes it takes time and requires that nasty, ugly word...patience. These are the growing pains we must go through to get to where we want to be.