The Browns Are On The Right Track

gary wertmanCorrespondent IJuly 25, 2009

BEREA, OH - MAY 02:  Head coach Eric Mangini of the Cleveland Browns looks on  during rookie mini camp at the Cleveland Browns Training and Administrative Complex on May 2, 2009 in Berea, Ohio.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

It Looks like Eric Mangini will bring some much needed discipline, toughness, a strong work ethic and some accountability to the Browns. A team 1st attitude is a must to stay in Mangini's good graces. I like it a lot. It's been a long time coming. The Browns have needed a strong leader at the head coach position, which has been lacking since Marty Schottenheimer.

The drafting  of Alex Mack along with bringing in Foster, Womack and St.Clair tells me Mangini is serious about running the football. A must to protect a young QB. Using Harrison more should take up the slack in the run game where its been most Lewis the last 2 years. Rookie James Davis is impressing coaches as well. If the Browns can run the ball it will greatly help whoever our QB is. At WR, Edwards is in a contract year so look for better concentration out of him.

Mangini is building the Browns with smart, team players who may not be big names but are versatile and have good motors.

Defensively, I think the Browns will be much improved in the secondary. We have two young corners in McDonald and Wright with depth and competition from Hood, Poteat, Ivy, Carey and Francies. Pool and Elam look solid at safety with Adams and possibly one of our corners as backups. Rogers gives us a force at NT and Wimbley should fair better in a scheme that will move him around to take advantage of mismatches. Hall will no longer be behind McGinnest and should continue to develop with Jackson and Barton manning the ILB positions. Look for rookie LB Veikune to play a lot. He's another high motor guy with brains.

I truly believe the Browns are finally on the right track.