Tommy Togiai in place of Malik McDowell
To paraphrase Dennis Green, Malik McDowell was who I thought he was. The technically speaking first-year player has been nothing but a disappointment all season long. His play has been bad, he’s actually gotten worse as the year’s gone on and the worst part is he’s actively a hindrance to the efficacy of the defense.
Not only is he easily moved off the block, and just a bad player overall (look at his abysmal PFF score for more information), but he’s actively hindering the defense with his bone-head plays. He leads all Browns players in penalties this year and considering the team is in the top seven most penalized teams in the league, they can’t afford a guy who has five fouls on him alone for late hit’s on the quarterback. The team averages 7.1 penalties a game, and if McDowell was playing like Aaron Donald, maybe we can figure out a workaround.
It’s time to find out if drafting the second-string tackle out of Ohio State, Tommy Togiai was the right call. He’s a fourth-round pick who’s barely played this year and the Browns cut some interesting players from the team in the preseason to keep Togiai. While at Ohio State he only started seven games in the three years he was there. Was he an unpolished prospect and never given a fair shake or did the team just fall in love with his raw strength?
It’s time to find out if Andrew Berry is a genius or Dhalsim from Street Fighter; cus he reached. I say that, but that dude can extend his limbs and even he wouldn’t have reached so far to draft a team’s primary backup in the fourth round.