Cleveland Browns: Comparing the 2007 10-6 team to the 2018 team

CLEVELAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Jamal Lewis #31 of the Cleveland Browns tries to out run the tackle of Larry Foote #50 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth quarter on September 14, 2008 at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Pittsburgh won the game 10-6. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND - SEPTEMBER 14: Jamal Lewis #31 of the Cleveland Browns tries to out run the tackle of Larry Foote #50 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fourth quarter on September 14, 2008 at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Pittsburgh won the game 10-6. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /
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Phil Dawson is one of the greatest Browns players of all time. He was a Cleveland Brown for 14 seasons, serving as a highlight during some bad teams. In 2007, he was nearly perfect in extra points, and was 86.7% on field goals.

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Zane Gonzalez was 96.2% on extra points and 75% on field goals. Gonzalez has potential but he is no match for prime Phil Dawson.

Britton Colquitt, however, is a vastly superior punter to Dave Zastudil. Colquitt averaged 47.6 yards per punt last season, compared to Zastudil’s 41.8 yards per punt.

Cribbs was the Browns returner in 2007, making the Pro Bowl for his amazing talents. Peppers seems to be the front runner in 2018, however, the job isn’t secured yet. Cribbs returned one punt and two kickoffs for touchdowns in 2007. He also averaged 30.7 yards per kickoff return, the highest in his career. He also averaged 13.5 yards per punt return.

Cribbs was a huge part of why the team did so well. He set the offense up with great field position on most drives.

Peppers averaged 22.7 yards per kickoff return in 2017 and six yards per punt return.

While Colquitt was a better punter than Zastudil, Dawson is a Cleveland legend. The 2007 Browns get this comparison, easy.

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