The defense does frustrate me from time to time, mostly because it feels like they’re slow to adapt. I haven’t looked up the stat, but I have to feel like despite their top ranking among the league’s best defenses, they rank near the bottom in three-and-out series to their credit. It always feels like each defensive drive takes 12 plays and seven minutes off the clock. Sure, the opposing team doesn’t score but they waste half a quarter it feels like.
That’s the big gripe I have about this defense. That’s not a big gripe to have, to be honest. They did really well against the Packers and made Aaron Rodgers throw some bad balls, one even that skipped across the grass. The defense did everything they could to stop Rodgers and frankly, with how turnover-prone the offense was in Green Bay, the Packers’ offense should’ve had more than just a two-point lead at the end of the game.
That’s solely on the Browns defense for not letting up all game long. They also were able to hold the Packers close all game long with Myles Garrett being a non-factor, and being without Jadeveon Clowney as well.
All things considered, the defense did well.