Everywhere you turn this offseason, Browns fans seem to be regaining a little of the swagger they picked up before the 2019 season swerved off the rails. New General Manager Andrew Berry and the coaching staff seem to be on the same page, borrowing heavily from the Vikings successful blueprint for a stable organization. Stability has never been the hallmark of the Browns, often switching back and forth from 4-3 alignment to 3-4 alignment as often as they change coordinators. Winds of pessimism will always blow around the Browns until they give the fans a reason to trust them. The positional grouping that causes more perspiration than any this offseason is the linebacker room. You can read an overview of Defensive Coordinator Joe Woods defense here, but this latest installment will focus on the new faces and roles for Browns linebackers.
Joe Woods’ Influence in Cleveland: The Series (Part 3)
Defensive coaches have a plan in place with all these young linebackers. Let’s examine the role of each linebacker position in the Woods defense.
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