For the first time in a long time, it feels like the Cleveland Browns have found an identity. Despite all the changes on offense with two key positions, the defense has remained the same. So, just how is defensive coordinator Ray Horton slowly making opponents aware of his defense? Through three games the swarming Browns defense is ranked in the top ten in five of the six top defensive categories.
It's so easy to point fingers after starting the season 0-2 and scoring just 16 points. The Cleveland Browns as a whole lack depth and chemistry. However, let's find some positives amidst the dismal start. When the Browns drafted Barkevious Mingo with the sixth pick, few knew what type of impact the slender player would have. The Browns knew though. After missing the home opener with a bruised lung from
The “Top Five” is an ongoing article breaking down every NFL team’s top 5 best fantasy football options. Today’s team: Cleveland Browns 1. ) WR Josh Gordon – Explosive, raw and talented. Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is due to have a breakout year in new offensive coordinator Norv Turner’s downfield passing attack. Thanks to an early two-game suspension for codeine, many fantasy football owners will probably shy away from
CLEVELAND – Thanks to a more poised and confident looking Brandon Weeden, the Cleveland Browns looked both dynamic and dominant in a 24-6 win over the Calvin Johnson-less Detroit Lions. Weeden, who had a solid outing in a 27-19 win over the St Louis Rams, continued his strong play in preseason, while featured running back Trent Richardson made his preseason debut. Below are thoughts on all areas of the game.
In a 3-4 defensive scheme, linebackers are the most important part. The good thing is the Cleveland Browns have plenty of them. Here is a look at the linebacker position. Led by veteran D'Qwell Jackson, the Browns have a nice mixture of experienced and young players. The addition of Barkevious Mingo could pay dividends by the end of the year and the Browns seem very happy with Jabaal Sheard's transition
CLEVELAND -- With training camp right around the corner, the Cleveland Browns finally inked one of their future cornerstones on defense in Barkevious Mingo. Mingo, the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft agreed to a four-year deal worth $16 million, with the fifth year being a team option, according to reports. A hybrid pass rusher out of LSU, Mingo is expected to play edge rush linebacker in the
Can we please just stop beating a dead horse and let the legal system play out Jimmy Haslam's fate? Unfortunately, these were once again the cards we were dealt as loyal fans and it's time to put it in the rearview mirror. At the end of the day, there is not one thing we can do about it. With that said, how about some positive energy? In just eight days,
[caption id="attachment_10726" align="alignnone" width="640"] Courtesy of zimbio.com[/caption] After looking at the offense and it's similarities, let's take a look at the defense. Coordinated by Todd Grantham, the Cleveland Browns defense of 2007 was mediocre at best. The defense ranked 21st in the NFL in points allowed giving up just under 24 a game. How does this year's defense compare to the 2007 team that went 10-6? When I go back
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]rue to form, the Cleveland Browns threw both it’s fans and the entire 2013 NFL Draft an unexpected curveball. Widely projected by many mock drafts to select Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner to pair opposite Joe Haden, The Browns decide to pass on Milliner—after Detroit selected BYU DE/LB Ziggy Ansah at No. 5—and select the top-rated defensive end prospect in Barkevious Mingo instead. From this writer’s point of view, while I’m
It finally happened the New York Jets traded Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the result now have two picks in the top 15 of the 2013 NFL draft. Offensively the two biggest needs are at running back and wide receiver and on defense need help to stop the run and a replacement for Revis. Here's a look at how the Jets will draft. First Round No.9: Barkevious Mingo, DE/OLB, LSU Rex Ryan supposedly loves the athleticism of Mingo and in 2012 he