It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Cleveland Browns expect draft picks Phil Taylor and Jabaal Sheard to contribute immediately, as the revamped 4-3 defense is mighty thin up front. It’s also not so surprising that the Browns will be looking for added help on the defensive line through free agency, whenever that period finally begins.
One surprise that will be welcomed will be a solid first year for this 4-3 defense. For that to happen, the Browns will need Taylor and Sheard to contribute in much the same way that Joe Haden and T.J. Ward were able to in 2010.
Here are some more links for you on this Tuesday afternoon:
- Sadly, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been voted as having the best helmet in the NFL, while the Browns are 8th (ESPN)
- Can D’Qwell Jackson be a difference maker in 2011? (Cleveland.com)
- Browns fire Jerry Butler, Director of Player Development, puzzling the media (Dawgs By Nature)