How Well Does the Browns Defense Measure Up?

Below is an excerpt from Jake Schyvinck’s NFL Defensive Power Rankings article.  Cleveland Browns Power Ranking: 19 Click here to see full rankings The Browns boast some hefty talent on defense.  Pass rushers Barkevious Mingo and Paul Kruger have a lot of talent, but they disappear in games at times. Danny Shelton is a tank who will start right away at nose tackle.  They also...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Karlos Dansby: If I improve, we all improve

Cleveland Browns veteran ILB Karlos Dansby believes that if he improves his play in 2015 (his second year in the same scheme), the entire defense will benefit. "The way we played our defense was totally different than anything I had played before," he said, per the Northeast Ohio Media Group. "The alignment issues, that's on me. That's something I can get better at ... it...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Karlos Dansby Looks to Get His Defense in Position to be Successful in 2015

Karlos Dansby #56 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates after drafting the Cincinnati Bengals 24-3 at Paul Brown Stadium. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Karlos Dansby is the Cleveland Browns’ inside linebacker and defensive captain. As the defensive captain, Dansby is responsible for getting his defensive teammates in the right position for every play. Last season the Browns...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Browns Position Previews: Inside Linebackers

The Browns are in the midst of their last vacation period before they hit the field for training camp. Each player is getting his last rest in before the journey of the 2015-16 season begins. Last week I took a look at the Browns’ talented secondary, starting my series of previews of each of the Browns positions. We now move closer to the line of scrimmage as we look at the inside...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Browns Destined For Breakout Campaigns

With training camp just seventeen days away, the Cleveland Browns have had a strong overall offseason.Though they did not make many major moves in free agency, aside from signing Tramon Williams, the team filled its biggest needs in the draft and supplemented other positions with much-needed depth.The Browns have strongly positioned themselves to improve on their 2014 campaign, with...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Karlos Dansby Looks to Spread Confidence in 2015

The Cleveland Browns Pro Football Spot staff will be breaking down every player and what to expect from them in the upcoming season. Today’s topic is inside linebacker Karlos Dansby.In order to succeed in the NFL, every position on the field has to be working together in one fluid motion. On offense, the quarterback orchestrates the offense to march down the field and score points...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Sports Offseason Instagram Update

It is the offseason for many of Cleveland’s favorite local athletes and with offseasons come extremely inflated use of social media channels such as Instagram. Here’s a look at what some of your favorite Cavaliers and Browns players have been up to while the rest of us casually plug along at our usual nine-to-five. Starbwoy Ah Touch Road in JA #JerkChickenFiGetYamJussNow...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Power Rankings: How Good are the Browns?

Once a month, TopSportsReport releases an NFL power rankings article.  Our power rankings serve as a way to measure where each NFL team’s talent level is in relation to the others.  We have just released the June edition of our NFL power rankings article. To find out where Devereaux Frazier ranks Dwayne Bowe, Joe Thomas, Karlos Dansby and the Cleveland Browns, click the link...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Miami Dolphins set at middle linebacker with Koa Misi?

A major need in the eyes of many fans going into this year's offseason was the middle linebacker position, as the team hasn't had a truly good linebacker in the middle since Karlos Dansby in 2012. Dansby was shipped out of Miami by the front office when the organization decided to go forward with a youth movement, replacing Dansby with current  New Orleans Saints linebacker Dannell...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Koa Misi wants to remain in the middle but the final decision won't be his

The Miami Dolphins have been working to upgrade the linebacker position over the past several years. After Joe Philbin's first year on the job, the front office released Karlos Dansby and Kevin Burnett in favor of Dannell Ellerbe and Philip Wheeler. Of course, we all know how that worked out. Last season, they moved Koa Misi to the middle and while his play was solid, it was nothing...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Browns Position Review: Linebackers

As the Cleveland Browns training camp starts to creep up on the players and Dawg Pound faithful, the Browns Pro Football Spot staff breaks down every position. Today’s topic is the Browns Linebackers and which players on the roster will give Cleveland the best chance at seeing another playoff caliber team.The Heartbeat: ILB Karlos DansbyPlaying the inside linebacker position in...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Arizona Cardinal Karlos Dansby looks smooth off the field

Football is a game of hard hits, broken bones and big plays. It can leave your body in poor shape and make everyday tasks like walking seem difficult. For former Arizona Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby, he’s working on making an impact off the field that can start his post-football career in an always-needed line of business. According to Parija Kavilanz of CNN Money, Dansby...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Three things we learned from the first week of Buffalo Bills OTAs

We officially have real football players on real football fields doing real football related activities … It’s OTA season. And while it’s not as exciting as training camp or preseason or the regular season, it’s just nice to have actual football — or some version of it — to talk about. AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five more stories that are bound to happen during...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Browns Defense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Arizona Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby thinks Patriots cheated in 08

First it was Spygate, then it was Deflategate and now is it going to be Commgate? That’s what it could be based on  claim made by former Arizona Cardinal linebacker Karlos Dansby in an a Mark Inabennett article on AL.com. Dansby thinks the Pats somehow sabotaged or tampered with the communications that are used on the field. These are the relay systems that allow coaches to speak...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Karlos Dansby Claims Patriots Sabotaged Cardinals’ Headsets In 2008

If you’re not accusing the New England Patriots of cheating, you’re doing it wrong. That appears the motto these days, as NFL players and coaches suddenly have recalled several instances of suspicious Patriots activity since the Wells Report into Deflategate was released last Wednesday. Cleveland Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby — who spent his first...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns’ Dansby thinks Pats tampered with headsets in 2008

Current Cleveland Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby spent seven total years as a member of the Arizona Cardinals. And something from 2008 sticks out to him as a suspicious moment. Dansby, who appeared on PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio on Thursday, believes it’s possible that the New England Patriots, whom the Cardinals played in Week 16 of that season, intentionally tampered with the...
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May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns Projected 53 Man Roster and Depth Chart

View image | gettyimages.com With the opening of team practices/rookie minicamps, I thought it’d be a good idea for me to begin to project final 53 man depth charts for teams now that rookies will have roster consideration.  In the near future, teams will have to make decisions for who they want to keep on each of their rosters. In this article, I play the role of GM to...
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May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Karlos Dansby on Johnny Manziel: “He’s grown up right before our eyes”

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has received a lot of praise from his teammates recently since returning from rehab. Last week, Browns All-Pro tackle Joe Thomas said that Manziel is “night and day” from the person he was during his rookie season. On Tuesday, the trend continued, this time from veteran linebacker Karlos Dansby. In an interview with Jim Rome, Dansby...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Dansby on Manziel: 'He's grown up right before our eyes'

All of the reports from the Cleveland Browns camp since quarterback Johnny Manziel returned from his two-month long stay in rehab have been extremely positive relating to the young quarterback. A week after team captain Joe Thomas indicated that Manziel is “night and day from last year,” another veteran is speaking out on the quarterback’s behalf. He’s (Manziel) focused...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

What is the Browns Biggest Draft Need?

Today is the NFL Draft.  We at TopSportsReport wanted to give our readers one more informative read on the draft before it gets underway and you, the fan, can begin to enjoy.  This post is one where we brought together the opinions of many of our team-based writers and had them each discuss the top need for their team. In order for Johnny Manziel, Karlos Dansby and the Browns to...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Be Draft Literate: Crash Course on the Browns Draft

View image | gettyimages.com This year, I decided that I would work hard to ensure that all fans are, at the very least, draft literate.  To ensure the literacy of fans for this year’s draft, I will be doing a series of articles for every team. In these articles, I will share basic information for fans to read to gain a light understanding of the draft for their team. I think...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the Cleveland Browns Have the Best Defense in the AFC North?

In the midst of a hectic free agency period, the crew at TopSportsReport decided that it was time to take a deep look at the roster shifts occurring and determine which teams are getting better and which teams are getting worse.  To present these opinions, I have decided to write a defensive power rankings article.  In this article, I go team by team and discuss each teams’...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Karlos Dansby, Joe Haden defend Johnny Manziel

It wasn’t all that long ago when Cleveland Browns defensive team captain Karlos Dansby was voicing his displeasure with first-round draft selection Justin Gilbert. Gilbert, recall, was the chief target of the Browns as they looked to shore up their defensive backfield, only to have the player produce a season that left plenty to be desired. Interestingly, Dansby offers a different...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Haden and Karlos Dansby Put Their Trust in Johnny Manziel

While nearly all of the world has lost faith in Cleveland Browns’ quarterback Johnny Manziel after a miserable attempt to become the team’s lead signal caller, he apparently still has the trust of two teammates. Browns’ cornerback Joe Haden spoke with Around the NFL about whether he still believes the team’s first-round draft pick could be successful in the future. I feel...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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