It was clear this offseason that general manager Andrew Berry knew he had to improve the defensive line of the Cleveland Browns going into this season. Adding players like Za’Darius Smith and Ogbo Okoronkwo at the disposal of defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz has paid off so far. According to Warren Sharp, the Browns are leading the NFL in the shortest time from snap to quarterback pressure at an impressive 2.29 seconds.
They have put a ton of pressure on opposing quarterbacks to make a decision quickly not giving them time to scan the field much before throwing the ball. It has been fun to watch as Myles Garrett is having maybe his best season so far with another favorable matchup this week against the Cardinals who are starting a rookie at quarterback.
The talent Cleveland has at cornerback behind this defensive line only puts them in a position to succeed. This is one of the better defenses in all of football as they look to build on it against the Cardinals.
average time to record pressure:
1. 2.29 sec – Cleveland Browns
2. 2.31 sec – Dallas Cowboys
3. 2.34 sec – Carolina Panthers
4. 2.34 sec – New York Giants
5. 2.37 sec – Houston Texans
6. 2.39 sec – Philadelphia Eagles
7. 2.40 sec – Indianapolis Colts
8. 2.40 sec – San Francisco… https://t.co/cNXUKWpTFL
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) November 4, 2023