Posts Tagged ‘Ahtyba Rubin’

Cleveland Browns 53-Man Roster Prediction: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Trading a defensive lineman like Ahtyba Rubin could open a roster spot for the Browns this summer (Photo: bdlsports.net)

DraftBrowns.com Staff Writer: Justin Higdon

Browns players are breaking from OTAs for the holiday weekend, and things will pick back up Tuesday. But there is never a dull moment for this franchise, as we’ve already been treated to the national media pouting about being left off the rookie minicamp invite list, and of course, the phony baloney (or Vienna Sausage?) lawsuit against rookie QB Johnny Manziel. Fun times. Amid all of this excitement, I have been trying to predict who will make the team when the preseason ends – a futile, but fun exercise in clairvoyance. if I’m right, then I’m a genius. If I’m wrong? Well, it’s May, so get off my back. I started with the defense, since that figures to be the strength of Cleveland’s football team this year, and worked my way all the way down to long snapper. Oh, and I’ve predicted 54 names. Thank you, Josh Gordon. Here’s a look… (more…)


Preseason Week Three Notes: Who Stood Out?

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Brandon Weeden turned in an up and down performance against the Colts. (photo: washingtonpost.com)

DraftBrowns.com Editor: Brendan Leister

In their third preseason game, the Cleveland Browns lost to the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 27-6.  Although losing is never the goal, the more important thing that we can take away from the game is an evaluation of the Browns’ players in new schemes on offense and defense.  In this piece, I will mention some players who stood out in a positive or negative way while analyzing the game. (more…)


Preseason Week Two Notes: Browns First-Team Defense

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

First round pick Barkevious Mingo suffered a bruised lung against the Detroit Lions. (photo: washingtonpost.com)

DraftBrowns.com Editor: Brendan Leister

In their second preseason game, the Cleveland Browns defeated the Detroit Lions by a score of 24-6.  Although winning is always the ultimate goal, the more important thing that we can take away from the game is an evaluation of the Browns’ players in new schemes on offense and defense.  After writing about the first-team offense on Friday, this piece will include notes on the performance and usage of defensive players that I expect to make a considerable impact during the 2013 season. (more…)


Preseason Week One Notes: Browns First-Team Defense

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Rookie outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo was very disruptive in his preseason debut. (photo: ohio.com)

DraftBrowns.com Editor: Brendan Leister

Thursday night, the Cleveland Browns started off the 2013 preseason with a 27-19 win over the St. Louis Rams.  Although winning is always the ultimate goal, the more important thing that we can take away from the game is an evaluation of the Browns’ players in new schemes on offense and defense.  After writing about the first-team offense yesterday, this piece will include notes on the performance and usage of defensive players that I expect to make a considerable impact during the 2013 season. (more…)


Seeing Is Believing: DraftBrowns Goes To Camp

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

DraftBrowns Staff Writer, Ryan Alton

It’s a new day in Berea, that’s for sure.  By now you’ve likely seen the pictures of some of the artwork inside the newly renovated facility at 76 Lou Groza Boulevard. You’ve probably noticed tweets or quotes in the press from players expressing excitement about the new schemes and styles of the new coaching staff.  And you’ve probably read interviews from the coaches and front office executives expressing their hopes for the future while trying their best to manage expectations for the present. (more…)


Browns Film Room: Jabaal Sheard

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Jabaal Sheard is faced with the task of changing positions in a new defensive scheme. (photo: bleacherreport.com)

DraftBrowns.com Editor: Brendan Leister

Before the 2011 NFL Draft, Pittsburgh defensive end Jabaal Sheard enjoyed interest from teams that ran 4-3 defenses and 3-4 defenses alike.  The 4-3 teams viewed him as a defensive end and the 3-4 teams planned  on asking him to stand up and transition to outside linebacker.  When the Cleveland Browns came on the clock with the 37th overall pick, Sheard’s name was called.  In transitioning to a 4-3 defense, the Browns were in need of defensive ends that could come off the edge and get after the quarterback.  After producing 19.5 sacks during his college career, Sheard fit the mold. (more…)






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