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Another End of Season’s Greetings

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Maybe God hates Cleveland because Browns fans still believe in Santa. Just sayin.

DraftBrowns.com Contributor: Ryan Alton

Well, here we are again.  It seems like only yesterday I was outlining my first post for our newly-minted site here at DraftBrowns.com.  It was about a year ago (December 21st, to be exact) and one of my first ventures was to project the outlook for the latest “most crucial off-season in Cleveland Browns history”.  That one, coming after the grim and disappointing end to the Randy Lerner via Mike Holmgren Era, where a change at the top would lead to systematic upheaval in every facet of the organization.  As has been the case far too often in Brownstown, change was needed and change was indeed coming. (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…)


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: zimbio.com)

DraftBrowns.com 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…)


Camp Kickoff Roundtable

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

What will be in store as Training Camp 2013 kicks off in Berea? (photo: cbssports.com)

DraftBrowns.com Staff

With camp a week away, we decided to “kickoff” the first of many changes coming to DraftBrowns over the next several weeks with a “roundtable” feature where we each weigh in on a specific Browns topic.  Obviously, there was no better topic this week than the start of Training Camp!!  We each give our thoughts on five pressing questions heading into next week… (more…)


Browns Film Room: Desmond Bryant

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

After signing as a free agent, Desmond Bryant has a chance to flourish in Cleveland. (photo: photos.cleveland.com)

DraftBrowns.com Editor: Brendan Leister

After going undrafted in 2009, Desmond Bryant has developed into one of the most underrated players in the entire NFL.  Bryant signed with the Raiders after the 2009 NFL Draft and has played multiple roles along the team’s defensive line.  He has spent time at the defensive tackle position and also at defensive end in the Raiders’ four-man front.  Up to this point in his career, Bryant has progressed and improved every season.  In four years, Bryant has played in 62 games (started 18), recorded 93 tackles (31 assisted), 10.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, two passes defensed, and one fumble recovery. (more…)






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