Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 11/12/14
1) The conventional wisdom for the Browns is that Phil Taylors return has made all the difference in the improved run defense. And theres no doubt that Taylor has helped since he returned from a torn pectoral muscle. The Browns gave up 63 and 49 yards rushing to Dallas and Pittsburgh. But sometimes impressions overcome facts. So lets check the facts, because its not Taylor who has made the difference. Its a combination of things -- as the statistics show when considering the number of plays certain guys are on the field. 2) Of prime importance to the Browns is that Ahtyba Rubin is healthy and past the calf injury that sidelined him for the better part of four games earlier this season. Against Dallas Rubin was on the field for 74 plays, which is 82 percent of the teams total (74 of 90). Against Pittsburgh, Rubin was on the field for 52 of 63 plays (83 percent). The only guys who were on the field a higher percentage of plays were linebacker DQwell Jackson, safety T.J. Ward, cornerba...
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