Sunday, August 30, 2009

Browns still have work left

The Browns get back to work on Monday and you can bet they won't spend much time reflecting on how they beat the Titans, 23-17, Saturday. It was by far their best game of the preseason, and while the focus was justifiably on Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson playing well, Coach Eric Mangini has to be concerned about the pass defense.

Kerry Collins completed 11 of 14 passes for 102 yards and a touchdown. His success was against the Browns starters, and while the Browns did not show any exotic defensive schemes they have cooked up for the Vikings, giving up 28 completions on 38 attempts should be a concern.

Corey Ivy is a liability when he has to play as the fifth defensive back. Roderick Hood was expected to challenge for a starting job. He did not look like a threat to Brandon McDonald or Eric Wright on Saturday.

The Browns got one sack Saturday. That has to improve, otherwise the DBs will do a lot of chasing.


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