Posts Tagged ‘Phil Taylor’

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…)


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: zimbio.com)

DraftBrowns.com 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…)



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