Breakfast with Brownie
Good Morning and Happy Friday to all you Browns fans out there!!!!
We all know we have a big game on Sunday against the Bengals, and a big part of the game
Jul 26, 2013; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton watches his defense during training camp at the Cleveland Browns Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports
plan to stop the Cincinnati offense will be how well the secondary handles receiver AJ Green and company.
According to Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton, the Browns defensive MVP roams the secondary, and it’s not who you think it is. “I think my biggest surprise and probably the MVP for me is Tashaun Gibson,” Horton declared Wednesday. “He’s done a remarkable job for us.”
That’s right Browns fans, not cornerbacks Joe Haden or Buster Skrine, but undrafted second-year safety Tashaun Gibson, who would have been the biggest worry on defense for all of us going into the season. Gibson is tied for the team lead with two interceptions and third with 11 passes defensed.
Well let’s hope Gibson throws his weight around on Sunday, and helps keep the Bengals out of the end zone.
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Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton had nothing but high praises for his defensive MVP free safety Tashaun Gibson. “(It’s) because he was a former corner that played limited snaps last year going to a position that requires a ton of smarts and you can never be wrong at the position, and he’s a much better tackler than I ever envisioned,” said Horton. “He’s got fantastic hands, and he’s tough and he makes very few mistakes. He’s protected some guys that may have been out of position.
“I use the word ‘unremarkable,’ meaning on a piece of paper when you’re watching practice and grading you don’t remark anything about him because he’s always in the right place doing the right thing. … He has very few mental mistakes and he’s just been a fantastic player. It’s really for me a comfort because I know he’s going to be in the right place at the right time and do his job well.”
Browns free safety Tashaun Gibson on what it meant for the defensive coaches to trust him and cornerback Buster Skrine, to allow them to compete for the starting positions in the secondary. “Coach Horton and the other coaches allowed me to go out there and they trusted me and I had to earn my trust throughout the year,” Gipson said. “Same goes for Buster, and I think we’ve been able to fill those voids and kind of answer any questions people may have lingering about the other two spots in the secondary. There’s still plenty of room for improvement, but I definitely think we’ve progressed.”
Random Barks in the Twitter and Facebook Pound
>It is extremely hard to argue against Andrew Brandt’s point on the Richardson trade, even though the Colts came out today and said they would do the trade all over again with no regrets. I find that hard to believe, personally.
>Love this picture so much!!! If I could wear the Brownie Elf on my clothes everyday I would, I think he is that cool!!!!
>This is exactly why there will be no dome over the stadium on the shores of Lake Erie. This is what the AFC North is all about!!!
>Saw this at the last minute and had to add it to the Random Barks. We are indeed in the hunt Joe!!!!
Thursday Night Football
Indianapolis Colts 30 Tennessee Titans 27
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