The Browns had a bad game defensively, mostly because of Patrick Mahomes’ mobility and Tyreke Hill’s speed. That doesn’t make it any better that the Browns defense got dog-walked like a puppy wrestling with his leash. It actually makes it far worse.
Yes, the Browns defense may look like world-beaters next week against the Texans. Why wouldn’t they? Houston’s best players are journey quarterback Tyrod Taylor, 32-year-old and oft-injured running back Mark Ingram, 35-year-old Danny Amendola, and 28-year-old Brandin Cooks. The Browns defense better be world-beaters against them.
It was disappointing to see how little Myles Garrett, Jadeveon Clowney and the rest of the defensive line did all game. Sure, they limited the Chiefs rushing game by quite a bit but they ranked 23rd in the league last year in rushing attempts. It wasn’t exactly something they relied on in the first place.
The defense could not make a play against an offensive line where three of the five starters were making their first career start. Wasn’t Clowney supposed to help take pressure off Myles Garett? Wasn’t Garrett supposed to be a difference-maker?
These men are getting paid way too much money to only show up once a game. It’s great they got a sack, but considering Mahomes threw 36 times and only once did Garrett or Clowney actually touch him, it’s concerning.
While it may be only Week 2 but if Taylor, Amendola, and Cooks go off on the Browns, then people need to start being fired; win or lose. This team has too much talent to squander it with bad defensive schemes.