Found September 05, 2012 on
Death, Taxes, and Rebuilding:
By: Pat Zimmerman
1. Stop the Eagles pass rush
The Eagles have one of the quickest and best pass rushing defensive lines in all of football. The Browns must find a way to contain the Eagles rush that roughed up the Browns in Cleveland a couple weeks ago. Brandon Weeden must protect the ball better when pressure finds him and get rid of the ball quickly to avoid sacks.
2. Establish the running game
A healthy Trent Richardson could go a long way to improving the Browns chances in any game this season but especially against an undersized, but quick, defensive line like the Eagles have. Richardson is expected to be a game time decision but will be counted on heavily if he does play. The Browns need to use their size advantage to overcome the Eagles quickness and develop a man-on-man, mauling blocking scheme to take pressure off of Brandon Weeden and the passing game.
3. Getting an early lead
This key is especially important against a quick strike team like th...
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