BEREA One of the obvious silver linings in the overtime loss to the Cowboys was the pressure the Browns put on Tony Romo. The Browns had a season high seven sacks and also hit the quarterback 10 other times.
It was the first time that Phil Taylor and Ahtyba Rubin lined up as the starting defensive tackles all season due to injury. The front four accounted for five of the seven sacks with Rubin, Frostee Rucker, Juqua Parker, John Hughes and Jabaal Sheard getting one apiece. Usama Young and Kaluka Maiava combined for one and Craig Robertson picked up the other one.
I think its important to get pressure on the quarterback, Pat Shurmur said. Having Rubin and Taylor together was (big) we had a good rotation in there.
Ideally, you would want eight guys to put in there, so when you add two guys that were starters last year, that makes us better.
While the Browns seem to have a promising young defensive line, the secondary was exposed greatly as the secondary couldnt take advantage of the ...