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Brown's Offeseason Needs:
The Cleveland Browns need a lot of help defesively. The Browns need to look to add a FS, CB, OLB, DE. The Browns offensively still could use a verteran WR and need to add a OG strong in run blocking.
FS: The Browns should look to add Jairus Byrd at FS. Byrd is 26 and considered one of the best at his positions. The Buffalo Bill will be a free agent and the Browns should go all in on this player to make a dynamic secondary. With the two former Oregon Ducks playing back there the Browns can be very dangerous. Byrd is a ball hawking saftey that can fly around and is getting better against the run.
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CB: We need help at with Veteran Sheldon Brown getting older and slower. I'd look to add Corners in the draft and free agency. The Browns should consider Dee Millner if at 6, or look at a guy like Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie who is also 26 years of age and is a big veteran corner. With a combination of Rodgers-Romartie or Millner with Haden the Browns would have one of the best secondaries in the league and would be tough to throw against for years.
OLB: With the Browns looking to switch to a 3-4 / 4-3 hybrid the Browns must add LBs. The Browns need a OLB who can rush the passer and attack the QB as well as being able to drop in coverage. The Browns must make a heavy push for Jarvis Jones. Jarvis Jones is one of the best OLB coming out in the draft and can really put pressure on the offense. In addition, the Browns need to look at guys such as Paul Krugger, Conner Barwin, and Anthony Spencer in Free Agency
DE: The Browns have one of the best young Defensive lines however they are missing a guy who is a double digit sack guy. A guy who can constantly keep pressure on the QB and must be double teamed. Draft players I'd look at would be Texas A&M Damontre Moore who is a freak at the position and would be a great combo with Sheard. Or I would consider Florida State's Bjoern Werner who can play DE or OLB and be a great combo player for a team that is looking to play a hybrid defense.
If the Cleveland Browns address these positions as I talked about above they could be very dangerous as a defense. I beleive if they are able to make a couple of the additions and spend some money in Free Agency. Look out other teams because the Browns defense will be attacking teams and helping this team get back to greatness.
Now Offensively this team has been growing and have a lot to grow on. With one of the young solid O-Line and a lot of young weapons this team will be great for Chud and Norv Turner to coach.
The biggest question is QB: what is the plans at QB are they going to stick with Weeden or look elsewhere. I believe the need to stick with Weeden and allow him to be a big player in Chud's vertical attack offense. Weeden can make all of the throws and has a big arm. I think that used in the right situation Weeden can be every successful.
RB: No doubt Trent Richardson is the future of this team. Look at the situation, Trent played 9 games with 3 broken ribs. There is no doubt he is a beast. Now Trent needs to get healthy and ready to explode with Chud and Norv using him in the right way and giving him actual holes to run through with a good run block scheme.
WR: Is a position that could look for an addition. I believe they have great young talent in Gordon, Little, Benjamin, Cooper. However, I think a guy like Greg Jenning as a free agent would be huge addition for this team. To teach these young guys how to be consistent and how to be a pro.
The other positions I would look to add to would be TE and OG. The Browns could use another TE but like Watson and Cameron. OG needed in a run blocking OG.
The Browns still have a lot of holes to be a Super Bowl contender. However, with a great offseason, I think that this team can finish 9-7 and make a wild card appearance next year. Watch out for the Cleveland Browns in 2013. #Believeland
It all starts with protection on the offensive Line. If you don't get the blocks you need to run the plays, the best quarterback will look bad unless he's a magician at scrambling out of trouble all the time and that has been Colt's problem. He hasn't had the time and when he gets a throw off, he rushes it and is inaccurate.Who knows how good the receivers can be if they have good protection on the line and a quarterback that can throw accurately to them without panicking and running to live to play another day. Hopefully, some of their picks can solve the protection needed.