Posts Tagged ‘Billy Winn’

Quarterback Harassments – The Full Story

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Defensive lineman Desmond Bryant was the Browns’ most efficient pass rusher last season (Photo: Staff Writer: Justin Higdon

This past Saturday, veteran columnist Terry Pluto briefly discussed the Browns’ 2013 defensive struggles. Pluto pointed out a number of statistics that proved just how misleading Cleveland’s ninth place ranking in yards allowed really was. As anyone who watched could attest, the team’s primary struggles came on third down, leading to sustained drives, and eventually, a hell of a lot of points for the opposition. None of this is surprising or new, but another stat Pluto included in his column did get my attention. (more…)

Projecting the Browns Front Seven to Ray Horton’s Defensive Scheme

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

How will the Browns’ current pieces in the front seven fit in Ray Horton’s 3-4 defense? (photo courtesy of Editor: Brendan Leister

With Ray Horton being brought in as the Cleveland Browns’ new defensive coordinator, a switch to an attacking 3-4 defense seems to be in the cards.  With the switch, most of the players in the front seven are in line for a position change.  None of these projections are sure things.  I could be way off on a few of them, but I am simply looking at the players’ skill sets and projecting them the best I possibly can. (more…)

Reviewing the 2012 Cleveland Browns Rookies: John Hughes & Billy Winn

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Rookie defensive tackles John Hughes (right) and Billy Winn (middle) each had productive seasons for the orange and brown. (photo courtesy of Editor: Brendan Leister

Going into the 2012 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns had a huge need at the defensive tackle position.  Although Phil Taylor and Ahtyba Rubin were penciled in as the starters, the team knew they had to add depth at the position so they could create a rotation.  In 2011, Rubin and Taylor played the second and 16th most snaps respectively amongst all NFL defensive tackles.  This high number of snaps played by Rubin and Taylor negatively attributed to the Browns’ run defense as they finished the season 30th against the run.  There just wasn’t the depth at defensive tackle to give Rubin and Taylor sufficient time off the field. (more…)

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