Comparing Cleveland Browns stars to Super Bowl Contenders

Browns, Myles Garrett. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports
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Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett. [Jeff Lange/Beacon Journal] /

Browns Position Comparison No. 1 – Pass Rush

The biggest thing I noticed from the teams playing in the Super Bowl this season, the pass rush is unbelievable. In fact, the Eagles get so much pressure on opposing quarterbacks, the opponent must alter their entire game plan.

I mentioned him above, but if the Cleveland Browns gave up three first-round picks for Chris Jones I wouldn’t be sad at all. I’m not saying Myles Garrett isn’t a stud player, but I’ve never seen him alter a game like Jones did Sunday or truly lead this team. In fact, Hasson Reddick controlled a ton of the game as well with a few monster plays and pressures.

This paragraph is less about Garrett and more about getting him help next season. While Jadeveon Clowney was a big asset in 2021, he really fell off a cliff last season and didn’t get near the pressures we had seen in the past. Not to mention the defensive tackle being the most abysmal in the league.

I don’t care if it’s an elite defensive tackle or defensive end, the Browns must add someone to help keep Garrett from getting triple-teamed and chipped every single play. Schwartz runs a very basic defensive that focuses on discipline and toughness. He won’t bring a lot of pressure from linebackers, so the defensive line must get home.

You really have to pick your poison with these elite throwing quarterbacks in the league, but I can assure you giving them all day to throw on every play is a recipe for disaster. This defense has a ton of money spent on it already, but Berry better spend more for 2023 to make this a solid NFL unit.