Information reveals the Browns’ defensive effectivity on third and lengthy was poor

The numbers for the protection of the Cleveland Browns are arduous to take a look at in some classes and third-down effectivity is one in every of them. The staff was one of many higher groups in forcing third and longs for opposing offenses at round 55% nonetheless their success fee allowed was not good. Solely 5 groups within the NFL allowed a better success fee on third and longs than the Browns’ protection in 2022. Evidently, the defensive inside will probably be a prime precedence in free agency with Jim Schwartz now working the protection.

It’s troublesome to wrap your head round it when you consider forcing so many thirds and longs which needs to be a bonus to your staff. However the Browns’ protection fell aside repeatedly in eventualities the place they need to have had the benefit. The third down protection needs to be one in every of new DC Jim Schwartz’s biggest priorities this offseason.


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Story originally appeared on Browns Wire

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