Some day its the chicken, others the egg.
So it goes with the Cleveland Browns' new defensive system, a chicken or egg question if ever there was one.
Did the Browns adopt the new system because they hired coaches who believe in it, or did they choose the coaches because they believe in the Browns preferred system?
CEO Joe Banner had a plain answer last week when he met the Cleveland media at the NFL Scouting Combine. He said every move made this offseason sprung from a focus on aggression, a focus that will guide the team in the Jimmy Haslam-Banner era.
It may be right, it may be wrong, and we still have to prove it, but everything will come from a philosophy, from a plan, Banner said. There will be no whims, no flying by the seat of our pants.
The players that we bring in will be aggressive, attacking, competitive, mad-as-hell-when-we lose type of people. That well have an offensive and defensive coordinator who are going to call a game with that kind of aggressiveness. That ...