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New Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton has yet to commit running a 3-4 or 4-3 defense, but regardless of the system he runs he’ll need another guy who can get to the quarterback. Jabaal Sheard is the Browns only legitimate pass-rush threat. A versatile prospect such as Dion Jordan or Jarvis Jones would make sense with the sixth pick.
2. Offensive Guard
Shaun Lauvao is about as bad as it gets for a starting guard in this league. Since coming into the league, Lauvao leads all guards in penalties and sacks allowed – in other words, it’s time to move on. The Browns may consider Chance Warmack in the first round due to his ability to improve their pass protection and open things up in the power running game for Trent Richardson.
The Browns may re-sign Sheldon Brown, which would solve this issue in the short term. But if Brown leaves, cornerback is a significant issue. Buster Skrine filled in briefly for Brown this year and was victimized consistently. He clearly isn’t anything more than a middle-of-the-road nickel corner. Dee Milliner could be an option with the sixth pick if they wish to create an elite tandem at corner between him and Joe Haden.
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The Cleveland Browns were hoping to have the same results other NFL teams with their rookie quarterback selection of Brandon Weeden. It’s safe to say things didn’t go as planned.
Weeden struggled in the West Coast offense, throwing more interceptions than touchdowns.
His play has left many questioning the selection in the first round.
In his first game, Weeden had a 5.1 passer...
A pair of Cleveland Browns offensive linemen will reportedly receive a slightly bigger payday in 2013 after hitting incentives that were a part of their original rookie contracts with the team.
Center Alex Mack’s 2013 base salary increased from $1.332 million to $3.732 million (not including a $1.8 million roster bonus) after the player hit games-played escalators in his rookie...
There's a big change coming for the Cleveland Browns defense, and linebacker Scott Fujita thinks he and his teammates can successfully make the transition from 4-3 to 3-4.
"Sometimes people can get too wrapped up in the 3-4, 4-3 conversation," Fujita said, via the Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
"To me it's about trying to find a system that...
Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said today that his team will not only bring in a new quarterback this offseason, but whomever they sign will compete with Brandon Weeden for the starting job.
“I think [Norv Turner] and [Rob Chudzinski] have been very open that they like a lot of what Brandon [Weeden] does,” said Haslam, ”but we’re going to have competition at that position...
There’s not one topic I feel like talking about today as we endure a week of Super Bowl and Hall of Fame propoganda. The Browns introduced their defensive coordinator Ray Horton yesterday, but even that was putting a cap on old news. With that in mind, I thought I would just combine a bunch of things into one post today…
Alex Smith to the Browns?
So Brandon Weeden thought he...
Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says there will be competition at the quarterback position this offseason.
“You know, I think Norv (Turner) and Chud (Rob Chudzinski) have been very open that they like a lot about what Brandon (Weeden) does, but we’re gonna have competition at that position,” said Haslam, per Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland. “I think competition makes...
The calendar has flipped to February. Is it time for the Vikings to plan their Valentine’s gift for the Cleveland Browns, the affection of recent trades that netted some talented players?
The Art Modell talk has been going strong lately, and in this episode Craig and I discussed the former Browns owner’s upcoming consideration for the pro football Hall of Fame.
We tried as much as possible to not rehash all the excellent pieces that have been written on the subject lately, but some of the topics we discussed include:
Is it possible to discuss this issue without...