In the past few weeks, Cleveland defensive backs have been downright torched by opposing passing attacks. This dilemma came to a shocking climax when they gave up 308 yards through the air to the Cincinnati Bengals. This week, they were slightly better, but their performance must be taken for what it is worth.
The Jets still gained 228 yards through the air, as well as a touchdown. Quincy Enunwa led the way with 93 receiving yards and the score. Though the Browns looked more comfortable defending the pass, they still surrendered almost equally terrible numbers to a poor Jets passing offense.
In the midst of the rough performance, Joe Haden played well defending Brandon Marshall. Jamar Taylor also had his most solid game in a Browns uniform, making three strong tackles and three pass break-ups.
Still, the Browns must improve in this area. The second half of Sunday’s game is proof that the secondary is not at all consistent. In order for the team to slow down offenses and get off the field on third downs, it is paramount that they find the correct scheme defensively to assist an undermanned and undersized secondary.