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The four-game drug suspension to CB Joe Haden early in the season and injuries in the defensive backfield late in the year exposed the Cleveland Browns' secondary for its lack of depth and talent.
One cringes when picturing new Browns new CEO Joe Banner critiquing tape of, say, a college safety and exclaiming, "I like his closing speed." Or, for that matter, making any decisions on player procurement beyond salary cap or other financial considerations.
Browns quarterback Thaddeus Lewis isn't accustomed to the spotlight. In fact, he has never played in an NFL game.
Perhaps nothing matters now for coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert. Speculation is that their fates have been sealed, perhaps by the shoddy 38-21 loss to Washington.
Browns coach Pat Shurmur, like his brethren, say they know how to contain Redskins QB Robert Griffin III, but it never seems to work out that way on the field.
The Browns had a shot to get RG3 but deemed the price too high. Sunday, they'll find out if they made the right decision.
The next step in the development of the Browns had to be blowing out an inferior opponent. They did just that Sunday in dismantling Kansas City 30-7 for their third straight win.

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