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Five Takeaways From the Browns 31-10 Season Opening Loss to the Jets


3. What Happened to the Run D?

Yes, the run defense has always been a problem for the Browns, but a Jets team led by Chris Ivory on Sunday made them look silly. The Jets ran for 154 yards, with Ivory leading New York’s attack with 91 yards on 20 carries, and Bilal Powell added 62 yards on 12 carries. Too many missed tackles, not being able to bring ball carriers down on first contact, and general sloppy play from the guys up front all highlighted the awful play by the Browns defense. ”To lose the way we did,” Pettine said, ”it’s difficult to swallow it.” The problem is, if the Jets can run on the Browns like this, wait for some of the better run games who will lick their chops to play Cleveland.

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Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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