Originally written on Cleveland Sports Chat  |  Last updated 12/19/14
Defensive Line Current State The Cleveland Browns defensive line was supposed to be the strength of the team coming into the 2013 season. Tackle Phil Taylor was flanked by two solid ends in Desmond Bryant and Ahtyba Rubin. The depth behind the starters was also there. With guys like Billy Winn and John Hughes providing depth, the Browns had a legitimate group. However, the defensive line never really shined like it was supposed to. Desmond Bryant was sidelined for much of the year, Rubin was nearly non-existent in the new 3-4 scheme, and Phil Taylor simply did his job. Nothing popped out about the 2013 Cleveland Browns defensive line. They stopped the run and did their jobs. Nothing over the top or exceptional. The solid depth at this position makes it a decent strength of the Browns moving forward. The building blocks are there for the Browns to create a very good defensive front. However, they do have some things to do in the off-season. Mike Pettine will likely be hunting down a ...
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