The Pendulum Swings Back for the Browns’ Starters vs. Colts

August 25, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Cleveland Browns starters came into their Week 3 preseason meeting against the Indianapolis Colts looking sharp in their last two outings. However, if the preseason is a clock, and the Browns are the pendulum, it appears they have swung the other way. 
The game didn't start in Cleveland's favor after their coverage team allowed a long kick return by the Colts' Marshay Green, who took the football out 38 yards, setting up good field position for second-year Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck.
Though the Browns defense handled that first Colts possession well, with pressure finally catching up to Luck, they did manage a field goal on the drive, putting them up, 3-0, before the Browns could touch the ball. Granted, that marked nine straight drives against Cleveland's first-team defense that didn't result in a touchdown, but the way that Luck did manage to move the ball portended what was to come.
More distressing than the Browns' starting defense allowing 10 poin...

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