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Ryan Wants Browns Defense to Be More Attacking

The Browns need to develop a stronger persona on defense if they are going to make strides in the 2009 season, and today in the Akron Beacon Journal they picked up on something new coordinator Rob Ryan stated about the D:

Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan gave a pretty interesting interview when he met the local media at the end of the team’s minicamps. Ryan showed the same flamboyant personality as his twin brother, Rex (the coach of the New York Jets), and he made some promising statements. Ryan said: ”What we’re going to have here in Cleveland is an attacking defense.”

How about just stopping the run and getting to the QB? The Browns were pretty weak in both departments in 2008 – allowing 151.9 yards per game on the ground (28th in the league), and only amassing 17 sacks, tied for worst in the AFC. If Ryan can get those two areas in the right direction first, they could start to develop a more aggressive style from there.

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4 Responses to “Ryan Wants Browns Defense to Be More Attacking”

  1. Clayton says:

    I think that is precisely what Ryan meant by “attacking defense” – aggressively rushing the passer and fronting the line to stop the run before it starts.

  2. ButchGavlen says:

    I agree, that was my take also. It’s exactly how he’s saying he wants to defend the otoher team, by attacking the offense and stopping the run/pass. I mean that’s what the defense does, is play the run or pass. Am I leaving something out? the others wouold be special teams. Another hint of trying to make a bit of a story? come on, let’s attack, attack, attack….and cover, cover, cover.

  3. Dan says:

    Any QB can hit the receivers if he has no pressure. Except DA of course. He was protected very well the last 2 years and still can’t hit the wide open back coming out of the backfield or the open short slants across the middle. We definately need a pass rush. There is also no need to pass the ball if you can run at will. Our 3-4 kind of defeated the purpose last year. I see Ryan making a big difference this year. Since his pick up I move my prediction from 5-11 to 8-8. That is as long as BQ has the starting job, and Harrison gets the ball more.

  4. Denolakes says:

    Yeah, yeah. Sure, sure. Heard it all before. We’re gonna do this and we’re gonna do that. Just show up and play already, then all this will be even remotely worth listening to.

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