Good Morning Browns Town and Happy Friday!!!!
It’s actually been a quiet week in Berea leading up to the big showdown at First Energy Stadium on Sunday, against the hated Pittsburgh Steelers.
Yesterday however, defensive coordinator Ray Horton talked about rookie outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo only having one sack in his last six games and how he has called on the rookie to step up his game. “I expect a lot from him, and I’m challenging him off the field — meaning extra stuff to study and do more for us,” said Horton.
Horton made it a point to say that he is very happy with the play of Mingo so far, but that he needs to nudge through that rookie wall that occurs at this time of the year when the college season would be winding down.
“I’m throwing a lot more at him this week also to be accountable,” said Horton. “We put a lot on the young man, and he’s playing different positions for us. . After Week 10 or 11, it’s an extended season for rookies. So it’s a big factor for us to gauge him how he’s doing in the workload and the home life and all that stuff [during] this last push of the season. But he’s doing everything we want.”
In other news out of Berea it looks like linebacker Tank Carder will likely get his first start Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Carder was a fifth-round draft pick out of TCU in the 2012 draft by the Buffalo Bills. He was released prior to the season and picked up by Cleveland.
Well, Steeler week has been pretty uneventful thus far, but you can guarantee when Sunday comes things will be revved up to highest level!!
Putting football aside for a second, we would be remiss if we didn’t mention that today we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. A good man taken way too soon. Rest in Peace Mr. President.
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Dawg Pound Daily Biscuits this Week
Browns linebacker Tank Carder on possibly getting the start against the Browns most hated rival, the Pittsburgh Steelers. “If I get in, it will definitely be a high that will be a great memory,” Carder said. “It’s great to get in anytime you can. It’ll be fun.”
“It’s huge, it’s Steelers’ week and that’s all we talk about,” Carder said. “This is an old rivalry in the AFC North that’s always a big game for us. It’s been Pittsburgh dominant in the past years. We want to come out, and see what happens. It’s going to be a fight.”
Browns linebacker Tank Carders mom, Mardi Carder, who grew up in the area and is a huge Browns fan. “This makes me feel very good inside,” said Mardi, a native of Chesterland and a graduate of West Geauga High School, who now lives in Texas. “It’s special because of the rivalry with the Steelers. It’s a good game for him to play in. I’m sure he’s ready.”
Browns outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo on getting more sacks as the season enters the home stretch. “It’s not going to be easy,” Mingo said of getting more sacks. “This is the NFL. We’re going against tackles that are top of the league. I’m going against guys that are as good or close to Joe Thomas and it’s not going to be easy. They’re not going to make it easy. They’re not going to let me hit the quarterback, because they don’t get paid to let that happen, so it’s a different challenge. Every week’s a different challenge and every week I have to be on my A-game to get those sacks.”
Random Barks in the Twitter and Facebook Pound
Joe Haden heading for the Islands? Browns Haden could be headed for his own trip to the Islands, as a Pro-Bowler. http://t.co/Z4MHzuGfwQ
— SportsTime Ohio (@SportsTimeOhio) November 21, 2013
>It is impossible to picture a scenario at the end of the year that doesn’t see Browns cornerback Joe Haden heading to Hawaii to play in the Pro Bowl. He has absolutely shut down the opponents number one receiver all year, most recently holding Bengals wide receiver AJ Green to 7 yds receiving last week.
Just a reminder #Browns fans, next week’s Rob Chudzinski Show will air on Wednesday from 7-8 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
— Browns Radio (@BrownsRadio) November 22, 2013
>For those of you who listen to the coach’s show religiously, the Rob Chudzinski show will air on Wednesday next week due to Turkey Day. Pass it along….
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