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Browns Daily Wrap: Big challenge

Posted Oct 25, 2013


On Friday’s “Cleveland Browns Daily, Driven by Liberty Ford,” co-hosts Vic Carucci and Nathan Zegura were joined by Je’Rod Cherry and Hall-of-Fame quarterback Dan Fouts, who will be the analyst for CBS Sports’ coverage of Sunday’s Browns-Chiefs game, to discuss the Browns’ chances of snapping a two-game losing streak.

Browns wide receiver Davone Bess also sat down with Jamir Howerton, of ClevelandBrowns.com, to talk about how the team plans to rebound from last week’s loss at Green Bay.

Here are some highlights:

Nathan Zegura: “(Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles) can burn you running and he can hurt you catching. Jamaal Charles is a very special back. I’m going to put this game squarely on the defense because that’s the only way the Browns have a chance in this game. … The Browns are going to have to hope that they can play good enough defense that they can have the ball in the fourth quarter to get their break. They need to turn this into a one-quarter game. ... The Browns defense must get pressure on Alex Smith and if they can, they can reduce the efficiency of Alex Smith and Alex Smith relies on efficiency to be successful.”


Vic Carucci: “What I see in this game is an insurmountable task. I really have to see this defense reverse a trend that has been bothersome. I know (Chiefs quarterback) Alex Smith doesn’t have the numbers, but, man, he is pretty good. I think, unfortunately on Sunday, we are going to see why they are 7-0 and what Alex Smith’s role is. Jamaal Charles may be the very best back the Browns face this year. …It’s going to take a little time for Jason Campbell to get acclimated to this offense. I’m not expecting him to come out of the gate and have a Brian Hoyer type of performance.”


Je’Rod Cherry: “I think Campbell can do some things, but I don’t expect the world from him. I don’t see a guy who is necessarily on fire for the situation. I see a guy who is going to say, ‘I am going to be professional and do my job.’ Have we really replaced Weeden? …Do I think Kansas City looks at the Browns as no threat? Not a threat, but a team to beat up. Let’s take their heart away from them right away. I think it is going to be a very aggressive game called by the Chiefs.”



Dan Fouts: “(The Browns’ quarterback change) can be disruptive, but if you aren’t having success it can be a breath of fresh air. The number one thing is that (Campbell) is mobile and you have to be mobile against Kansas City. Look for Campbell to use his athleticism. Campbell has been in hostile situations before. He is used to playing against the Chiefs and he has played here before, and these are all contributing factors at the end of the day. …The Browns biggest problem is on third down; they’re going to have to find an answer for that.”



Davone Bess: “We want to make every opportunity we can. We want to move on from last week and move on to the next. We made our mistakes (against the Packers) and we learned from them and we moved on.”