Cleveland Browns Coaching Staff Offers Some Hope For 2013
* The Sporting News’ Vinnie Iyer’s “Lock of the Week” is the Ravens beating the Browns . Joe Flacco and the Ravens have had a long time to recover from Peyton Manning’s shellacking, and they should be pumped for their home opener as Super Bowl champions. And oh yeah, since Flacco and coach John Harbaugh have led the team, it has never lost to the new/old Browns (10-0), with an average scoring margin of 13 points. The same Browns who just lost by 13 at home to the Dolphins. It’s an NFL homecoming game. Ravens 27, Browns 10.
If you look snap after snap, its horrifying. The browns could only run one direction and could only pass if they had a dedicated blocking TE or RB. In the case of runnngback, Obi is overmatched sometimes which brings me to my seconds point. Holy crap out kick/punt returning was horrible. kickreturns had to average inside the 20. Thats almost impossible to do. Puts were not much better we only had one decent return which was called back on a penalty. at this point Benjamin has to be considered a bust. He cant catch, his punt returning skills are suspect (if hes open, hes fast but he has no technique) It we had Gordon, a decent kick/punt combination, and a legit guard, the rest of the team did enough to win Again, I blame Lombardi for this.
Under Ray Horton, Browns defense will be in attack mode
Kruger beat the right tackle for one of those sacks. Defensive end Desmond Bryant, another pricy offseason signing, had two sacks as an interior rusher. Outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard also got pressure on Tannehill on a few of his rushes. Overall, Tannehill completed just three of his 10 attempts when under pressure for 37 yards, according to Pro Football Focus. Their front seven is definitely a strength of their team, left guard Kelechi Osemele said. Theyre young and theyre very talented.
Coincidentally, that’s the same draft that produced Flacco and Ray Rice for Baltimore. Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata lined up over the right guard for most of the game in Denver. He’s healthy after playing last season all dinged up, and he has more explosion coming off the line. This is the game’s biggest mismatch. As you pointed out, right tackle Mitchell Schwartz had a rough time with Wake, and his assignment won’t be any easier Sunday. In passing situations, Elvis Dumervil will be coming off the Browns’ right edge. In his Ravens’ debut, Dumervil had one sack and three quarterback hurries. Even with the Browns’ No. 1 wide receiver Josh Gordon out, the Browns can’t let Weeden have too much time in the pocket.
Browns at Ravens Will Provide Multiple Tests for Cleveland Offense
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Im not saying on an NFL scale that they are great players. But they are some of the best in the world. I know fans like to think that they know everything, but NFL front offices and coaching staffs know more. Sometimes it doesnt seem like it, but its very true. Maybe Weeden cant make all of the throws and maybe Little cant catch all of the passes, but they can still execute most of the time. Beaten down by watching so much awful football over the last 10-plus years, Browns fans have no patience for rookies. But being new means that adjustments are going to have to come. I believe that the coaching staff will make those adjustments.
Browns ready for ‘tremendous challenge’
The current Cleveland administration didn’t go out of the way to select Weeden in the NFL draft. He was never their first pick. Head coach Rob Chudzinski and company gave Weeden the starting gig for 2013 after two impressive preseason appearances, and the second-year man out of Oklahoma State rewarded his bosses with two bad performances, one in Week 3 of the preseason and last Sunday’s poor outing. What Chudzinski says publicly about the subject at this time means little. Weeden’s Cleveland career will be short-lived if he averages three giveaways per regular season contest. Browns at Ravens preview: Test II It’s unfair to Weeden to suggest that he was the lone problem in an offense that, minus tight end Jordan Cameron, didn’t earn its paycheck in Week 1. He was abandoned by his offensive line time after time against the Dolphins, and his wide receivers failed to reel in several passes that starting NFL WRs have to catch each and every time. Yes, it’s another person dedicating a section of a Browns article to Greg Little. All it takes is one drop, one pass that should have been caught but wasn’t, for a quarterback to lose even a little faith in a wide receiver.