Just when things appeared to be getting back on track for Browns defensive coordinator Steve Wilks after forcing Pittsburgh into four interceptions, four sacks and three turnovers on downs while giving up just seven points, Myles Garrett flipped Wilks' world upside-down. Rather than spending the long weekend scheming ways to improve upon his defense's best performance, he likely locked himself in a room trying to find ways to replace Garrett's 10 sacks and overall Pro Bowl production for the rest of the season. On Monday, coach Freddie Kitchens spoke of a simple way the process of replacing Garrett must start, and that's by identifying a player or two capable of stepping up. More specifically, someone on the defensive line, likely Chad Thomas, a healthy Olivier Vernon or Sheldon Richardson must play at a higher level than originally expected.
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