The Cleveland Browns travel down to the Queen City to take on the Cincinnati Bengals in the first of the 2 games they play this season. The Browns have some worries going into the game, I assure you those worries won't include the Cleveland defense being caught sleeping. The Browns were caught off guard last season when Bengals coach Marv Lewis pulled off a quick snap and the Cleveland defense wasn't in position to defend it. The Browns defense looks completely regenerated this season and at least on that side of the ball, they have what it takes to be game changers.
D'Qwell Jackson had a great 2011 season and he looks even better in 2012, The veteran is enjoying teaching his young teammates how to become great football players. The Browns defense still look like they could use some help stopping the run, however when it comes to the passing game these defensive players look right on the money. If the Browns secondary can get some help controlling A.J. Green this game could turn out to be another defensive struggle.
The concern of every Browns fans has to be the Joe Haden suspension, head coach Pat Shurmur is left looking for a suitable replacement for the teams number one corner-back. The Browns are going to have to help who ever gets the start in Haden's absence. Marv Lewis always has his Bengals up to face the Browns in the battle of Ohio, this season he is going to have his hands full trying to figure out how to stop the Cleveland defense that looks hungry. Andy Dalton the Bengals Q.B. is coming off a game in which he was beat up in. The Browns have got to continue to apply the pressure we saw in week one. If they do this game could come down to a fourth quarter win for either team.
I look for D'Qwell Jackson to continue the high level of play we saw in week one, if he does this is bad news for Dalton and his Cincinnati Bengals...
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