A Forgotten Issue? The Cleveland Browns Must Solidify the D-Line in 2010

June 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Is was a forgone conclusion that the Cleveland Browns needed to make improvements to an inconsistent defense following the 2009 season. The unit gave up an average of 389.3 yards a game, second to last in the NFL.
The secondary couldn't cover, the linebackers couldn't tackle, and the defense finished ranked 29th and 28th against the pass and run, respectively.
Everyone knows the front office in Cleveland has put much of its resources this offseason into revamping the secondary. A trade was made for Eagles CB Sheldon Brown, a former Pro Bowler, who hasn't missed a game since becoming a full time starter in 2004.
Next, team president Mike Holmgren and GM Tom Heckert used three draft picks in the 2010 draft to further bolster the secondary. 
The Browns drafted Florida CB Joe Haden with the seventh overall pick and selected two safeties: second-round pick T.J. Ward and fifth-rounder Larry Asante.
Cleveland signed free agent LB Scott Fujita ...

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