Commentary

Browns make multiple boom-or-bust moves in offseason

Originally Published: May 20, 2008
By Matt Williamson | Scouts Inc.
The Browns were extremely aggressive during the offseason trying to establish themselves as a contender in the AFC. Not only did they re-sign RB Jamal Lewis and QB Derek Anderson, they made three high-risk, but high-reward additions. DTs Shaun Rogers and Corey Williams will bolster Cleveland's defense up front, while WR Donte' Stallworth will provide Anderson with another explosive weapon. But, was it worth it for the Browns to sign two inconsistent producers in Rogers and Stallworth to go along with Williams, who isn't familiar with the Browns' scheme?

To put it mildly, Cleveland needed defensive line help to run its 3-4 scheme. Rogers is capable of completely changing this defense. At times, he can be one of the very best defensive players in the league and nearly unblockable. He is massive, extremely powerful and has rare quickness for such a large person. He is probably best suited as a nose tackle, but wouldn't be a liability at defensive end either.