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Browns bringing 'exotic' defense

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07:06 AM ET 08.01 | Since arriving in Cleveland, in 2009, Joe Thomas sure has seen the defense change, and he's comfortable saying of the 2013 edition, "I see our team willing to bring the house." The Browns are philosophically, financially and schematically committed to pressuring quarterbacks like never before. From CEO Joe Banner to coach Rob Chudzinski to Horton, the Browns brain trust wants its 3-4 base defense in attack mode. ... The Browns will align in varied formations and apply pressure from all angles. "When I first got here the Steelers were the exotic blitz team, but they're almost vanilla with some of the 3-4 teams you see out there today," Thomas said. "And, our defense is going to be some of the most exotic that anybody sees." Exotic doesn't guarantee success.

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August 1, 2013  07:14 AM ET

Here we go Brownies, here we go...

August 1, 2013  07:29 AM ET

"Bringing the house" means blitzing in spite of down and distance. Not a guarantee of success.

August 1, 2013  07:35 AM ET

LOL!!!

August 1, 2013  07:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

"Bringing the house" means blitzing in spite of down and distance. Not a guarantee of success.

Unfortunately, the Browns "house" is more like a shack.

August 1, 2013  07:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

LOL!!!

Really!!!

August 1, 2013  07:47 AM ET

Who cares? The owner is going to jail...

August 1, 2013  07:51 AM ET

Maybe they should go with exotic dancers.

August 1, 2013  07:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Unfortunately, the Browns "house" is more like a shack.

You mean an 1 hole Outhouse.......

August 1, 2013  07:56 AM ET

Nice Lungs on the Hot Clicks girl>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>&g t;>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>& gt;>>>>>>

August 1, 2013  08:11 AM ET

How can they be financially committed to defense when the owner is broke and the team's gonna be sold?

August 1, 2013  08:13 AM ET

Bringing the house shouldn't be that hard, since it's more like a mobile home anyway.

August 1, 2013  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Maybe they should go with exotic dancers.

That would get me to watch Browns games.

August 1, 2013  09:03 AM ET

like an immigrant defense?

August 1, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Maybe they should go with exotic dancers.

Just what they need.....another dog pound.

August 1, 2013  10:23 AM ET

Who are they gonna get to play in this exotic defense? Yma Sumac's dead.

August 1, 2013  10:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Here we go Brownies, here we go...

Did you just flush?

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August 1, 2013  11:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Did you just flush?

Why did the shower go cold:)

August 1, 2013  12:46 PM ET

Wasn't Thomas drafted in 2007? The same year that A-Pete and CJ were drafted?

What happened to spellcheckers and editors?

 
August 1, 2013  12:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Wasn't Thomas drafted in 2007? The same year that A-Pete and CJ were drafted?

What happened to spellcheckers and editors?

They wrote the article...

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