The Browns need to develop a stronger persona on defense if they are going to make strides in the 2009 season, and today in the Akron Beacon Journal they picked up on something new coordinator Rob Ryan stated about the D:
Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan gave a pretty interesting interview when he met the local media at the end of the team’s minicamps. Ryan showed the same flamboyant personality as his twin brother, Rex (the coach of the New York Jets), and he made some promising statements. Ryan said: ”What we’re going to have here in Cleveland is an attacking defense.”
How about just stopping the run and getting to the QB? The Browns were pretty weak in both departments in 2008 – allowing 151.9 yards per game on the ground (28th in the league), and only amassing 17 sacks, tied for worst in the AFC. If Ryan can get those two areas in the right direction first, they could start to develop a more aggressive style from there.