Why The Cleveland Browns Should Move Shaun Rogers To Defensive End

May 6, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Cleveland Browns have an aging defensive line that is short on production and moving Shaun Rogers from nose tackle to defensive end would help solve both.
Rogers would be more productive generating a pass rush and chasing down running backs at end, and the team would benefit greatly from having both him and young prospect Ahtyba Rubin in the starting lineup.
The defensive line accounted for a grand total of 10.5 sacks and eight tackles for a loss last year. That is not the production Coach Mangini or Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan wants, or we, as Cleveland Browns fans, are entitled to.
There are two different ways to look at the projected starters on the defensive line: with or without Shaun Rogers at nose tackle.
If Shaun Rogers starts at nose tackle, then solid professional Robaire Smith, 62 tackles and 1.5 sacks, will start at the defensive tackle/end position and the dreaded weak link, Kenyon Coleman, with only 38 tackles and 1.5 sacks, will probably start ...

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