He adds that a second year in the same scheme will benefit him.
"The way we played our defense was totally different than anything I had played before," he told the Northeast Ohio Media Group. "The alignment issues, that's on me. That's something I can get better at ... it will help everyone else if I am lined up correctly."
The Browns allowed 141.6 yards per game on the ground a year ago despite Dansby being ranked by Pro Football Focus the ninth-best inside linebacker in the game. They added defensive tackle Danny Shelton in the first round of the draft, as well as veteran lineman Randy Starks in free agency.
"I don't know if he can make the transition," Dansby said. "It has to be within him. He has to look in the mirror and do that himself. I can only give him the keys. I can't make him drive."
Gilbert. the No. 8 overall selection in this year's draft out of Oklahoma State, has started only two of 14 games this season. He has totaled only 29 tackles and one interception while playing 375 snaps.
"It's tough man, it's tough," Dansby said. "It's not college. In college you have two or three years where you can play around. This is real life. Lot of people out here are fighting for jobs and fighting to feed their families. Justin is trying to make a transition and it's not easy, man, it's not easy. ... One of the hardest things to do at this level is be consistent.
"You'll have a guy come in and play two or three years and be out of the league and you'll never hear from him again. There are so many first-round picks that have done that. Second-round picks that came in for two or three years because they couldn't make the transition and were out of the league."
Cornerback Joe Haden is the lone key questionable ruled out by the
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The Browns are 3 ½ point underdogs to the Panthers.
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