Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse — a survey of fans across the NFL, powered by SurveyMonkey. Each week, we send 32 polls to 100+ plugged in fans from each team. Browns fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.
The Week 2 polls are in, so let’s take a look at the results!
How confident are you in the direction of the team?
Last week: 97 percent confidence
Heading into Week 1, 97% of fans were confident in the direction of the Browns. That number is still very high for heading into Week 2 at 85%, but it’s still a little discouraging to see a 12% drop after the team’s best start since 2004 (that is supposed to be half funny).
I think those “mehs” can turn back to confidence with a win in Week 2 against the Saints. If the club falls back to the bottom of the AFC North, though, how quick will we see the “not confident” category start to register some votes?
Will the Browns win or lose in Week 2?
Odds: Saints are 10-point favorites
Dawgs By Nature FanPulse: Tie (yes, really)
Canal St. Chronicles FanPulse: Saints by 7
This is pretty hilarious, and not-at-all intentional: among the Browns fans who voted this week, the net outcome of the vote ended up being a dead tie. Wouldn’t that be something if Cleveland started 0-0-2? I’m actually going to touch on the possibility of another tie later this week, and what it would mean for the standings.
Other than QB, what is most valuable to an NFL offense?
56% of fans say a left tackle is most valuable to an NFL offense after a quarterback. I actually voted wide receiver, because I think that position has taken a premium. Great left tackles are hard to come by, and I love Joe Thomas to death, but his long-standing greatness wasn’t enough to make a difference for the Browns in the standings. However, the poll kind of insinuates that your team has “the” quarterback already.