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The Cleveland Browns are looking for massive improvements from the defense in 2018 after adding a lot of talent during the off-season.
Under the lead of defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, the defense could have a lot of creative looks that will surprise some people.
One of the best aspects of the Browns’ defense is the versatility in every position group. The front seven has the potential to be one of the best units in the entire league because of how Williams can manipulate match-ups at the line of scrimmage.
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The Browns also spent a lot of money in the off-season to rebuild their secondary. With the amount of talent in the cornerback room, the passing defense should be massively improved from last year.
Today’s featured article looks at the biggest takeaway’s from Williams’ state-of-the-defense press conference on Sunday.
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"Myles Garrett wreaked havoc in Thursday night’s preseason win over the Eagles, registering two sacks and three tackles in limited action. That’s what Williams and the Browns expect out the second-year defensive end and former first-overall pick. “Myles Garrett is a very good football player,” Williams said Sunday morning, stating the obvious"
With the amount of young talent across the entire defense and the creativity of Williams, the defense could surprise a lot of people this season. One of the players that will play a huge part in the improvement will be Myles Garrett.
Despite trying to create as little attention to the quarterbacks during training camp, Hue Jackson has created a circus in the decisions that he has been making regarding the rookie quarterback. But on Sunday, Jackson made a smart decision for what role Mayfield will have in 2018.
"He’s not the only one, though, on this defensive unit who offers the coaching staff multiple options. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams loves to talk about how players are required to learn two positions, but the Browns’ defense last season was mostly stale."
One of the biggest benefits to having a bunch of versatile players on a defense is the multitude of ways the defense can be lined up. With how many versatile players the Browns have on defense, it could be hard for opposing offenses to game plan for the defense.
Fifth-round pick Genard Avery has opened a lot of eyes during the preseason, but has he done enough to force the Browns coaching staff to give him a big role in the Browns defense this season?