Browns’ Kevin Stefanski floats intriguing tactic on how to use Jadeveon Clowney
The Cleveland Browns finally secured the services of veteran defensive end Jadeveon Clowney last week. Even though they lost a number of good players to free agency, Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski bared that his new acquisition in Clowney will be able to fill the holes as he is expected to utilize his versatility to play multiple spots on the field.
“Yeah, I do think he is versatile enough to play inside and outside,” Stefanski said. “He has shown that over the course of his career. He is a disruptive football player in the run and the pass game. He is somebody that over the many years and certainly in the last few has seen a lot of attention. Teams have slid to him and put a tight end in there to chip or their running back.”
Aside from his versatility, Stefanski also lauded Clowney’s fit with Browns star pass rusher Myles Garrett on their defensive line:
“We feel like he will have opportunities here playing opposite of Myles (Garrett),” he said. “That should help him in the pass game. He is a disruptive player. Excited to add him to the front.”
Last season, Clowney played in his lone campaign with the Tennessee Titans, where he notched 19 total tackles and a forced fumble through eight games played. Even though his season ended early due to a knee injury, he was still a disruptive force on the defensive side of the field.
The three-time Pro Bowler’s arrival to Cleveland will compensate for the release of Sheldon Richardson, along with the departure of Larry Ogunjobi and Vincent Taylor to free agency. With a fresh start, Jadeveon Clowney is hoping that he can bolster the defensive unit of the Browns along with Myles Garrett as the team continues to roll with their good momentum next season.