The Browns have one of the premier pass rushers in the league in Myles Garrett. The Browns will be without Emmanuel Ogbah again, but Chris Smith did a solid job filling in.
Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams may also be smart to unleash Genard Avery, a start of the Steelers game, in this contest.
Avery was drafted as a linebacker, but he’s been more of a force at the edge where all he has to do is target the quarterback on passing downs.
The Browns are also getting extraordinary play from defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi. I mean, when’s the last time the Browns had an interior down lineman getting consistent pressure on the quarterback.
Ogunjobi had two sacks of Drew Brees last Sunday, and it would’ve been three had it not beed for a illegal contract penalty on the secondary.
By playing a rookie quarterback, the Cleveland pass rush can make life very difficult for rookie quarterback Sam Darnold. The more hurries, pressures and hits Darnold takes, the more likely it is that he’s going to make mistakes.
Williams knows this and I expect him to ramp up the pressure.
The Crow is not 6.1 yards per carry good
Browns fans know Crowell well, and he’s not a 6.1 yards per carry back, which is what he’s averaging right now.
A closer look at Crowell’s stats show he balled out for 102 yards on 10 carries against the Lions. You remember how bad Detroit is, right?
Crowell came back to earth in Week 2, averaging 2.6 yards per carry against the Dolphins.
With Crowell stifled in Week 2, Darnold had to throw the ball more agains the Dolphins, and the performance reminded everyone that’s a rookie.
Cleveland got burned by James Conner and the Steelers in Week 1, but stopping Kamara on the ground went a long way to keeping up with the Saints in Week 2.
Crowell was a fine back, but never did anything too speculator with Cleveland. He relies on getting big runs to boost his stats.
If this Browns’ defense is as good as they say it is, Cleveland can cage The Crow.