Play Action Key to Brian Hoyer’s Success in Week 6 Win over Pittsburgh

October 15, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Raise your hand if you thought the Cleveland Browns would have a top 10 offense after five games. Now raise your hand if you thought Brian Hoyer would be the fourth-ranked quarterback. Maybe the only man who could raise his hand in either scenario is offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. He has Cleveland playing at an elite level because of the play-action pass.
The Browns invested heavily in their run game this past offseason. They signed Ben Tate to a two-year, $7 million contract, spent a second-round draft pick on Terrance West and acquired Isaiah Crowell as an undrafted free agent.
They also invested in the offensive line. They matched the five-year, $42 million offer sheet for center Alex Mack, signed elite utility man Paul McQuistan and used a second-round pick on Joel Bitonio. All of that has built the fourth-ranked run offense and has the passing game clicking on all cylinders as well.
When your offense can move the ball at will on the ground then defenses m...

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