2010 NFL Draft: All Signs Point to a Defensive Draft for the Cleveland Browns

March 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

To say that the Browns’ defense has been atrocious over the past decade may be an understatement.
Since the reincarnation of the Cleveland Browns in 1999, the team has experienced only two winning seasons in that time period.  The reasons for the lack of winning seasons can be attributed to any of the following: poor drafting, coaching turnover, lack of quality players, front-office mistakes, no running game, etc.  But I think that the biggest reason has been the inability to build a solid defense.
If you think back and analyze the majority of Browns games since 1999, very few come to mind that produce a dominant defensive performance.  Something that is this glaring in the minds of fans and analysts everywhere is finally being realized by our new, competent management team.
Granted nobody expected college standouts Courtney Brown and Gerard Warren to flame out and become busts like they did, but the Browns have lacked defensive play-makers since 19...

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