Posts Tagged ‘Jabaal Sheard’

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…)

How Will the Browns Maximize Barkevious Mingo’s Unique Skills?

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

If used creatively, Barkevious Mingo could make a tremendous impact as a rookie. (photo: Editor: Brendan Leister

When the Cleveland Browns selected LSU defensive end/outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo with the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, many were surprised.  With the signings of Paul Kruger and Quentin Groves in free agency and 2011 second round pick Jabaal Sheard making the transition to outside linebacker, the Browns seemed to already have plenty of talent at the position.  However, as many of us know, a team can never have enough players that can put pressure on opposing quarterbacks.  The key is finding effective ways to maximize the talents of each individual player within the confines of a defensive scheme. (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: 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…)

2013 Cleveland Browns State of the Roster: Post Draft Edition – Defense

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Jabaal Sheard’s role in the new defense is a situation to keep an eye on heading into the 2013 season (Photo: Staff Writer: Justin Higdon

Since previewing the Browns offense last weekend, news emerged of 2013 draft pick Armonty Bryant’s arrest for DUI.  The promising but troubled rookie is still with the team for now, and has already wrapped up his legal proceedings by pleading no contest to misdemeanor charges.  It does not appear that the Browns’ front office will make a reactionary move, so the roster remains unchanged since draft weekend came to a close.  Here’s an early look at the current defensive personnel on the squad, and what to expect in the near future. (more…)

Ryan’s Ultimate Browns Draft Review

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Oh My God! The Browns shot their eye out!!

By DraftBrowns Staff Writer, Ryan Alton

I needed a day to decompress.  A day to process.  To give adequate and rational thought to the Browns 2013 Draft before I attempted to analyze it.  I knew that when I woke up Sunday morning with a feeling of dissatisfaction, and of disappointment, it wasn’t necessarily appropriate.  It didn’t feel right. It felt petty.  It was a visceral reaction.  Like not getting everything you asked for on Christmas even though you still got some pretty cool stuff.  Or like the feeling of coming home from vacation and having to go to work the next day.  Just bummed.  Deflated.  A feeling that one would naturally have after the build up of something so anticipated and so hyped that nothing, no matter the outcome, could immediately fill that void except the longing to look forward to something else.  And that something else is a now long way off. (more…)

With the Sixth Pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns Select…

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Barkevious Mingo is officially a Cleveland Brown. (photo: Editor: Brendan Leister

After months of discussion on what the Cleveland Browns would do with the sixth pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, a selection has finally been made. (more…)

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