1. Utilize the pass-rush
The biggest disappointment at times last year was the pass rush from the Cleveland Browns. Myles Garrett is arguably the best pure rusher in the NFL, and so many times he was getting double and triple-teamed.
I get that part of that was the roster and having a guy like Jadeveon Clowney on the other side will be a huge help the Garrett this year. However, I still want to see more schematically to help the defensive line out.
Walk a linebacker up into a gap and then bail at the snap. Have a safety like Delpit walked up on the outside as a threat to blitz. Show zone coverage and then drop into man-to-man. These are all things that the quarterback will pay attention to and take his attention away from the pass-rush.
It would also be great to see a big rotation, especially on third down. A guy like Clowney can easily move inside, which allows Takk McKinley on the field who is a pass-rushing specialist. Pair that with a guy like Tommy Togiai who can also collapse the pocket from the interior of the defensive line, and you could create some serious heat on opposing quarterbacks.
Woods’ will have a ton of flexibility with this roster, he needs to use it to free up his rushers on the outside. Everyone knows, the fast a quarterback throws the ball, the easier it makes life for everyone on the defense.