For the third part of our on going series with our Cleveland Browns friends Factory of Sadness we are going to discuss the Browns great
defensive play this season.
Q:Cleveland is the third best overall defense in the NFL. What do you contribute to the great play of the defense? What has been the biggest difference maker for you this season? Who would your defensive MVP be?
A: The easy, and maybe most accurate answer would be Defensive Coordinator Ray Horton. His schemes have allowed the Browns to get pressure on the opponent and help dictate the flow of the game. While some of his pressures have left openings in coverage, particularly over the middle part of the field, the attitude he has inserted into the team has been the difference. The decision to invest highly in the defensive side of the ball this off-season (Signing Paul Kruger, Desmond Bryant and drafting Barkevious Mingo) has played dividends as well. There is speed and talent on the defensive line with great depth and the linebackers excel at getting after the ball.