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Rookie Watch: Taylor making strides

Originally Published: September 21, 2011
By Matt Williamson | Scouts Inc.

The Browns do not run their 4-3 scheme like the majority of the defenses with even fronts.

Instead of a big, powerful guy and an upfield 3-technique, they instead want two nose tackle-type players to just totally own the middle of the line of scrimmage. They compromise interior pass rush with this philosophy, but they put a ton of beef at defensive tackle. This allows the linebackers -- particularly the middle linebacker -- to run much more freely and it also tempts the offense to run on ...

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