April 17, 2014

Cleveland Browns Film Room: Blitzing the Ravens

Gang I wish I had more opportunities for film rooms. I really do. Part of the problem is that the all-22 and end zone views aren’t available until the middle of the week, and my schedule has gotten crazy from Wednesday on. Life just gets in the way.

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I wanted to highlight something that Craig and I talked about in our podcast from this past Tuesday: The defense has been terrific over the last six quarters of football going back to the second half of the Kansas City game. They have gotten pressure on the quarterback and have recorded 11 sacks over those two games.

Early in the season, most of the sacks came when the team rushed just four and had seven in coverage. The past two weeks we have seen more of Ray Horton’s more exotic blitz schemes. Safety T.J. Ward has two sacks over those games, and cornerback Chris Owens got into the action with a sack himself against the ravens.

During Baltimore’s only real possession of the fourth quarter, the Browns pulled out all the stops to get pressure on Flacco. The Browns were up by only three points, 21-18. Two blitzes in particular I wanted to highlight, mostly because they came on third downs. [Read more...]

Cleveland Browns Film Room: Game 8, 3rd and 1

Like we did last year before it became fashionable, we’ll take a seat each week in our very own WFNY Browns film room and break down a little tape from the game, with a specific focus.  Do enjoy.

“We did a study on it and we’ll keep our results to ourselves. On third and one you need to be able to execute at a very high percentage for one yard. We’ve had a combination of things that have happened to us and it’s not always on the runner, but we need to enforce our will and get a yard. I’m aware of those numbers and we’re working on it to get it better.” – Pat Shurmur, earlier this week, on what he thinks the main problem is with Richardson only converting 2 of 7 third and one situations.

Sounds like a film room study to me! (I promise, not to feature Richardson next week…) We’ve already broken down one of these runs. It was against the Eagles, and it is found here- the second play reviewed.

Let’s start with the most recent, against the Chargers. [Read more...]

Cleveland Browns Film Room: Game 2, Third Down Offense

Like we did last year before it became fashionable, we’ll take a seat each week in our very own WFNY Browns film room and break down a little tape from the game, with a specific focus.  Do enjoy.

Right off the bat, I have to apologize. For whatever reason, last night the all 22 coverage and my computer would not get along. I could stream the regular broadcast, but when I tried to switch to the coaches film, all chaos happened. So this film room will be from the original broadcast footage. But the show must go on.

Let’s play some word association. It’s third and six, and the pass is complete for a _____ yard gain. What number did you put in the blank? Probably a four or a five. But what about last Sunday? [Read more...]

Cleveland Browns Film Room: Week 8 Pass Protection or Have a Little Help From My Friends?

Each week Almost nearly each week this season, we’ll take a seat in our very own WFNY Browns film room and break down a little tape from the previous week.  Do enjoy.

Whole lotta people questioning the pass protection this week. From our own Scott to LeCharles Bentley, to Daniel Wolf from National Football Authority, questions are being asked. And with good reason. Colt McCoy has been beaten to a pulp the last few weeks. It really is surprising that he hasn’t gotten hurt.

Sacked 4 times, and hit countless others against the Texans, it made me wonder what was going on. Then I hear Pat Shurmur say in Monday’s press conference that the Texans only brought more rushers than the Browns had blockers once. Is that possible?, I thought out loud. It seemed the Texans were bringing 15 people on every snap. Well, the tape doesn’t lie. And Shurmur was most certainly correct, the Texans didn’t bring more rushers than the Browns had blockers on every pass. It just seemed that way. [Read more...]