Discussion in 'Thread Archive' started by majesty95, Sep 14, 2012.
Coach Name: John Shaver
Offensive Playbook: Pat Shurmer
Offensive Scheme: West Coast
Defensive Playbook: Cleveland Browns
Defensive Scheme: 4-3 - Madden says "spread" I'm not sure what that means lol.
CB - OLB - FS - LG - RG
Training Camp Opens in Cleveland
New look Browns take the field for the 1st time in Berea, Ohio.
Trent Richardson, the #3 pick in April's NFL Draft looks ready for a big rookie Season. He will be expected to be the main cog in a Browns Offense that only average 14 points per game in 2011.
Colt McCoy, last years starter, and Brandon Weeden, the #22 pick in April's NFL Draft both look good in Practice to this point. Its widely expected that Brandon Weeden will get the starting nod, regardless of how preseason goes. Colt McCoy has some of the skills you look for in a West Coast Quarterback, but, he simply doesn't have the arm strength needed at the NFL Level to make all the throws.
Get used to seeing this Browns fans as Trent Richardson is going to get the bulk of the carries this Season. He is by far the most talented player on the Browns Offense and he will be used in all facets of the game.
Joe Haden (right) and TJ Ward (left) are the foundation of the Browns Secondary. After an injury plagued 2011, TJ Ward is expected to return at 100% in 2012. Joe Haden, who was the #7 overall pick by the Browns in 2010 is expected to emerge as one of the NFL's Elite Cornerbacks.
Cleveland will run a 4-3 Defense in 2012 and they have 2 monster Defensive Tackles in Ahtyba Rubin and Phil Taylor. Both tip the scales over 300lbs and they will be a big factor in stopping the run this year and keeping the OLine busy while MLB D'Qwell Jackson cleans up the rest. 2nd year DE Jabaal Sheard will look to build on a solid rookie campaign were he registered 55 tackles, 8.5 sacks and 5 forced fumbles.
All in All the 2012 Cleveland Browns seem to be an improved team on Paper. They've got some playmakers that they didn't have last year and they feel like they've their Franchise Quarterback in Brandon Weeden, who possesses physical skills that Colt McCoy simply doesn't have. Weeden's ability to throw the ball deep and stretch the field should open things up for Trent Richardson and the ground game. If the Defense can hold up, and not have any significant injuries to keep components, I think the Browns could surprise some people by playing tough every week. If all goes well, I think we're looking at the beginning of something special in Cleveland.
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