As the Cleveland Browns get ready to start camp head coach Rob Chudzinski is impressed with the teams defensive line. With the team switching to the 3-4 over this off-season, we have to wonder if we are going to see the defensive line have the same impact they had in 2012.
Last season the d-line gave the fans plenty to be proud of, they had 29 takeaways, which tied for the ninth-most in the NFL, and the defensive line accounted for nearly half of those turnovers. The Steelers game was one where the d-line made a huge difference in .
They forced eight turnovers. 3 guys that played great in 2012 were Ahtyba Rubin, Billy Winn and John Hughes. With the team moving to the 3-4 you have to wonder if these guys will have the same kind of impact in 2013.
The team has enough depth on the d-line that they can keep these guys fresh throughout the game. Winn was very impressive in his rookie year. The guy was all over the field and he contributed a lot to the Browns over-all defense.
While the team still had some problems stopping the run they seemed to do a little better than they did in the 2011 season. This season the Browns d-line has to put the pressure on their opponents with one less line-man.
Going to the 3-4 has some worried but apparently head coach Chudzinski seems to think the defensive linemen the Browns have, are a high energy group of guys an they will do great this season. I guess we are going to find out soon.
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