Dwayne Bowe Continues To Disappoint For The Cleveland Browns

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Aug 20, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Randy Starks (94) at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

4. Is Randy Starks Ever Going To Make A Play?

So far, most of the free agent signings the Browns made have not made the impact that many expected.  One of them has been Randy Starks. Starks was signed to be an edge-rusher for the team to apply pressure to opposing quarterbacks, and most importantly, stop and contain the run on the outside.  Thus far, he has been invisible and has made little impact within the defensive line. I’ve had Starks on here as “honorable mention,” but it’s finally his time. He had two combined tackles with one being for a loss in Sunday’s game. He only has nine tackles combined in four games. That’s deplorable.

The defensive line has plenty of problems, but Starks was supposed to be the veteran that solidified the unit and he’s failed miserably. Opposing running games are averaging 135 yards per contest combined against this defense through the first quarter of the 2015 campaign.

So much for that improved defensive line huh?

He has not made a difference at all, and he has spent most of the time on the ground than upright making plays. With Danny Shelton having to take on most of the blocks, it should allow Starks to stunt, go through the open gap and make the play, but it just hasn’t happened. Fans are not asking for Julius Peppers. They just want an edge-rusher to do their job for once and hold the run. The veteran has gotta step it up or he could find himself on the bench. ( Can you say Xavier Cooper?)

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