Behind Enemy Lines: What Browns Sites Are Saying About Cleveland's Game Against The Miami Dolphins

Gary suggested this great idea to me, and I am going to try and do it every Saturday now because I think it is a very interesting idea and a great alternative to traditional game previews.

What I am going to do is check out fan sites for the teams that we are playing, and post what they put for their keys to the game against the Miami Dolphins. That way we can get their perspective of the Dolphins and what they think that they need to do well to beat Miami.

As you should know, the Miami Dolphins are on the road to play the Cleveland Browns tomorrow. The 1-1 Browns are coming off of a win against the Colts. From what I gather, people in Cleveland think that they have a good shot to win, but they think pretty highly of Chad Henne and the Dolphins offense. Here are some of the things they had to say.

This excerpt from Cleveland Sports 360 posted by LG:
"The Cleveland Browns defense featuring Phil Taylor and Ahtyba Rubin are going to have their hands full trying to contain Miami QB Chad Henne this Sunday. Henne comes into the game with more rushing yards than Reggie Bush the Dolphins running back. So far this season Henne has rushed the ball 10 times for 85 yards and one touchdown for a 8.5 yard average. Letting this guy get lose could create a problem."
I find this quote pretty funny because I have never thought of Henne as a very fast guy, but I guess it is kind of true that he can break for a nice gain running the ball.

This excerpt from Bleacher Report written by Samantha Bunten:
"The hype about Miami's ground game going into this season was all about the ever-overrated Reggie Bush (evidently still plagued by the Heisman Curse even though he had to give his back), but the guy who should scare the Browns is Daniel Thomas.

What should scare the Browns even more is that their defense has struggled against the run so far this season. Thus far in 2011, they've ceded a 24th-ranked 248 yards to opposing rushers. Not great, particularly since they've faced two teams who aren't known for having especially exceptional ground games. "
Samantha obviously recognizes what Thomas can bring to the table. I don't know if she watched the game against Houston, but he did well against the Texans 17th best run defense so there is a good chance that he does really well against the Browns defense.

Here are a few excerpts from Waiting For Next Year. In this article they start with "The Browns Will Win If..."

This first one is from Daniel Wolf:
"…they can continue putting the ball into running back Peyton Hillis’ and wide receiver Josh Cribbs’ hands. Hillis is like any other big and bruising rusher and the more touches he gets in a game, the stronger he becomes. Cribbs, on the other hand, has been talking about how he doesn’t care what position he plays anymore and he simply wants the ball in his hands. Whether it’s receiver, running back, heck…even line him up as a tight end since he can block well…just get him the ball more."

This next one is by Craig:
"…they can get their pass rush going on Chad Henne. I absolutely love his stable of weapons. I saw Brandon Marshall torch the Colts live once when he was still with the Broncos and it was absolutely incredible to see. The Broncos lost the game, mind you, but Brandon Marshall had 21 receptions for 200 yards and two touchdowns in that game. Twenty-one receptions. So the Browns better not give Chad Henne time. After Marshall, I also really respect Davone Bess, Anthony Fasano, Brian Hartline and Reggie Bush as guys who could collectively give the Browns’ defense fits this weekend if they have to hold pass coverage too long."

And a last one by Rick:
"…they put together a full game. So far on the season, the Browns have played decent football for 3 out of 8 quarters. Somehow they still had a shot to win both. It’s time the Browns were able to focus out of the gate and move the ball on their first drive. Playing from behind is not a recipe for consistent success in this league. Cleveland needs pressure from the front four again, giving Henne less time to throw and Marshall less time to get open. I think they have it in them."

So there you have it. The Browns are obviously more worried about our offense and they want to run the ball a lot. Let us hope that our offense is playing well and that our defense wraps up the ball-carrier, because if they don't then it could be a long day.

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