Browns OC Alex Van Pelt hoping to avoid making Kevin Stefanski yell at his TV
Browns offending planner Alex Van Pelt is taking control of the play-calling tasks for Sunday’s wild-card match with the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Generally those tasks fall upon head coach Kevin Stefanski, however the COVID-19 break out around Cleveland has actually required the head guy to miss out on the video game.
Van Pelt seems like he’s prepared to deal with the job. He’s done it in the past, albeit not in Cleveland.
“Just try to do it as well as I can,” Van Pelt stated in his Zoom session with the media today. “I really don’t have an approach. Obviously, I have a good feel for Kevin and how he’s called it throughout the course of the season. I want to stay true to his beliefs in offense and I feel the same way. So obviously it’ll be a little bit different just because of the nature. Nobody calls it the same. But hopefully it’ll be very similar.”
Van Pelt then used a lighter evaluation of his objective for Sunday night,
“We’ve had a lot of success offensively, and my hope is at the end of the game there’s not too many times where he’s yelling at his TV going, ‘What the heck are you doing?’”
Van Pelt’s offense will lack Pro Bowl left guard Joel Bitonio and passing targets, TE Hunter Bryant and WR KhaDarel Hodge. It won’t be simple however the Browns still have some weapons at Van Pelt’s disposal in Nick Chubb, Jarvis Landry, Kareem Hunt and David Njoku.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.