BEREA, Ohio Defensive coordinator Dick Jauron is getting credit for having the Browns ranked currently as the fourth best defense in the NFL. He says the credit needs to go to the players.
"They're really a good group of guys and they're serious about getting better," Jauron said. "They have toughness about them and they just have to continue to get better."
Jauron said it wasn't a definite goal for him to be ranked at the top when he came to the Browns. He did say that to be competitive in the AFC North, the defense has to play well. Currently, the four AFC North teams are ranked one through four.
"I think it's pretty clear that this division is very good," Jauron said. "I don't know if I thought (about the ranking), but knew we have to have a very good football team overall, in order to compete in this division."
Pat Shurmur is confident the defense can continue to keep the Browns in games.
"I'm very confident," he said. "I feel like there's no reason that we can't go into e...