The Cleveland Browns wrapped up a positive week of mandatory minicamp, where new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz began installing his aggressive scheme to solve issues of seasons past.

Schwartz takes over in Cleveland after serving as a defensive assistant for the Titans in 2022, following a five-year-stint as the Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator. He won the Super Bowl in 2018, and looks to bring his championship pedigree to a Browns squad desperately in need of an energy boost.

It is clear that Schwartz is already invigorating the team with his fiery brand of defense, with many of the new look defensive line signees speaking highly of their first interactions. Dalvin Tomlinson had plenty of positives to say about the Schwartz outlook so far, via Ashley Bastock of

“The sky is the limit with us,” Tomlinson said. “All of us bringing our different skill sets together… It's going to be amazing.”

The team acquired Pro Bowl DE Za'Darius Smith from the Vikings last month, and added veterans Tomlinson and Ogbo Okoronkwo in free agency to replace Jadeveon Clowney. They also drafted DT Siaki Ika from Baylor and EDGE rusher Isaiah McGuire out of Missouri to round out this talented group and complement superstar Myles Garrett.

Garrett set the franchise record with 16 sacks last year, but accounted for nearly half of the total. The next leading sack getter finished at just three. 

Schwartz’s chaos style at the line will look to generate intense pressure in the backfield to solve this disparity, and he will use an unconventional rotation style with all of their new talent at different positions.

Just play fast,” Tomlinson relayed about Schwartz's philosophy. “We’ll rotate if you get tired, but every play giving a hundred percent no matter what and just make sure we’re running.”

New addition defensive end Smith was spotted at practice taking reps up the middle, adding another wrinkle for opposing offensive lines to deal with. Keeping all of these athletic rushers fresh in rotations will enable a full-speed attack at all times.

Schwartz has said he wants his linemen to “be a ferrari, not a dump truck.” Quickness, agility, and power are all part of the plan to wreak havoc at the line of scrimmage.

The Browns are back in action at the end of July when training camp gets underway. Coach Schwartz will be perfecting his D-Line focused strategy throughout the preseason, and Cleveland fans will be anxiously awaiting the massive improvements he looks to bring.