Shurmur: Solid Browns offensive line continues to be its biggest critic

The offensive line played together now for a long time. Offensive linemen have to work together and the longer they play together the smoother it goes. I think kind of adding John Greco to the mix there midway through the season has been good. John’s done a pretty good job for us and I think the challenge for them is just to continue. Although statistically there were some things that we did well last week, there were some plays in there when they watched the tape they said, ‘Gosh darn we can’t…’ They’re a unit that works well together, they’re very critical of their mistakes and they take great pride in having a runner that’s efficient and a quarterback that stays on his feet.

— Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur on his offensive line which includes the only four players on the team who have been on the field for every snap. Their play, per Shumur, has been a large factor in the team’s offensive improvement between 2011 and 2012.

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  • mgbode

    I love our OL and DL.

    really developing something along both lines and I love that.

  • NamedMyKidPrice

    I like the OL and DL but im not gonna say pass up on the best pass rushing DE in this upcoming draft type love.


    If we are able to add a JPP Aldon Smith type with our first rounder, our defense would go from decent to top 5. Then all we’d need is a FS and CB2

  • mgbode

    nor would I. best of DE, CB, LB, S with our first pick would be what I would do.