Posts Tagged ‘Phil Taylor’

“It’s All Smoke” and 5th Year Options

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The Browns might draft a Quarterback high next week, but that won’t deter Brian Hoyer from living his dream. (photo: notsportscenter.com)

DraftBrowns Contributor, Ryan Alton

I’m trying Johnny fans, I really am.  But every time I put the blinders on and block out the typical pre-draft noise hitting me square in the face, someone somewhere will say something that gives me serious doubts about the likelihood of the Browns taking a quarterback with the 4th overall pick in the draft.

 

As we round the curve and prepare to sprint down the final stretch before next week’s NFL Draft, more and more key figures in Berea are voicing their opinions and philosophies regarding the question that EVERYONE has on their minds… “When are you going to FINALLY address the Quarterback position?”  (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: Phil Taylor

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Phil Taylor is one of the keys to the Browns’ transition to a new defensive scheme. (photo: mediagallery.usatoday.com)

DraftBrowns.com Editor: Brendan Leister

Many were surprised when the Cleveland Browns (a team transitioning to a 4-3 defense) traded up to select Baylor defensive tackle Phil Taylor with the 21st pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.  Most draft pundits had Taylor pegged as a pure 3-4 nose tackle and the team already had a player that played on the nose in the 3-4 in Ahtyba Rubin.  The thinking behind the pick was that the team would build their four-man front around two huge men that are stout against the run, give their all on every play, and possess surprising athletic ability combined with the ability to push the pocket. (more…)






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