The Cleveland Browns have been working a rotation of Oniel Cousins and Artis Hicks at right tackle in the absence of starter Tony Pashos, who has been dealing with a foot injury, and it has produced mixed results.
In the Browns’ first game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Pashos’ absence was noticeable, as Bengals defenders consistently punched through the right side of the line to get pressure on quarterback Colt McCoy. However, the line played much better against the Indianapolis Colts, helping Colt McCoy throw for 211 yards and running back Peyton Hillis rush for 94 yards, albeit on 27 carries.
While there is still plenty of room for improvement, the progress of the offensive line in the span of one week should be noted. Even better, Pashos plans on trying to play this Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. The right tackle has been on the field practicing, though Cousins and Hicks have been rotating with the first-team offense.
The potential return of Pashos is great news for the Browns, who hope to make even bigger strides after their victory against the Colts.