Former NFL lineman Geoff Schwarz says that moving to a new position is not as simple as fans want it to be."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Daily Dawg ChowRufio’s PlaybookAustin Corbett switching to guard may not be so easyNew [url=http://www.thebrownsclub.com/james-burgess-jersey/]Youth James Burgess Jersey[/url] ,73commentsFormer NFL lineman Geoff Schwarz says that moving to a new position is not as simple as fans want it to be.EDTShareTweetShareShareAustin Corbett switching to guard may not be so easyScott R. Galvin-USA TODAY SportsIt has been a long-held believe that people should avoid the topics of politics and religion when talking with friends or co-workers.Fans of the Cleveland Browns may want to add another topic to that list - the impending elevation of Austin Corbett as the team’s starting right guard.Corbett, a second-round selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, is slated to be the first man up to replace Kevin Zeitler at the position. Zeitler, arguably the league’s best player at the position, was part of the trade that brought defensive end Olivier Vernon to the Browns from the New York Giants.Browns fans have downplayed the loss of Zeitler with three primary talking points:Rushing the opposing team’s quarterback is more important that protecting your own team’s quarterback.Corbett will be fine simply because he was drafted by general manager John Dorsey, who has reached the status of being infallible in Cleveland.Switching positions at the NFL level is “no big deal,” so nothing to see here.There is certainly some validity to the first two points. The Browns defense needed help along the defensive line, especially after seeing the major drop-off in the level of play last season whenever the starters were not on the field.Dorsey has also built of plenty of goodwill during his time in Berea [url=http://www.thebrownsclub.com/james-burgess-jersey/]James Burgess Jersey Stitched[/url] , so adopting an “In Dorsey We Trust” rubber stamp for every single decision he makes is understandable.But it is the last one that should give Browns fans pause. Corbett spent his four-year college career playing left tackle. While he was “projected” to be a player who could move to guard or center in the NFL, he spent all of the 2018 preseason at left guard and looked, if we are being polite, less than ready.Complicating matters is that the Browns are asking Corbett to move from the left side to the right, which is not as simple as fans want pretend. That is a topic addressed by Geoff Schwartz, who spent six years playing offensive line in the NFL for four different teams. In his weekly mailbag column, Schwartz was asked a question that is very pertinent to the current situation with the Browns: “What is the most difficult position switch for an offensive lineman to make on the O-line that the majority of people think is easy?”Schwartz’ answer?This isn’t to imply that Corbett can’t make the move and make it successfully. Every situation is different, after all. Rather [url=http://www.thebrownsclub.com/kevin-zeitler-jersey/]Youth Kevin Zeitler Jersey[/url] , it is a reminder that the move may not be seamless and, as Schwartz points out, there is going to be an adjustment period for Corbett. (Quarterback Baker Mayfield certainly hopes that adjustment period is brief.)The good news is that the Browns and Corbett currently have time on their side, with a full off-season, training camp and the preseason to get Corbett up to speed and for the coaching staff to figure out how to help him when he struggles. Corbett may never be as good as Zeitler, but that doesn’t mean that over time he can’t become good enough to hold down the position for the next decade. If the Browns decide to trade the veteran defensive end, Philadelphia could be a possible partner."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Daily Dawg ChowRufio’s PlaybookWould the Eagles be interested in Emmanuel Ogbah?New,42commentsIf the Browns decide to trade the veteran defensive end [url=http://www.thebrownsclub.com/kevin-zeitler-jersey/]Kevin Zeitler Jersey Stitched[/url] , Philadelphia could be a possible partner.EDTShareTweetShareShareWould the Eagles be interested in Emmanuel Ogbah?Ken Blaze-USA TODAY SportsThe news broke that the Cleveland Browns were completing a trade with the New York Giants for defense end Olivier Vernon.Seemingly within minutes, the speculation began that general manager John Dorsey was looking to trade defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah, because apparently in today’s NFL, depth is bad. (It also helps to ignore that every other true defensive end on the roster not named Myles Garrett or Olivier Vernon is worst than Ogbah.)But if Dorsey puts those inconvenient truths aside and decides to move Ogbah in a trade, the question becomes how can the Browns benefit from the deal. Mike Kay at nj.com has a possible answer to that question as he presents a trade scenario where the Browns would send Ogbah to the Philadelphia Eagles in return for defensive back Rasul Douglas.As Kay points out, the Eagles are lacking youth at the defensive end position and could have depth issues if Chris Long ends up retiring. (The Browns apparently have use for neither depth or youth at the position.)Ogbah would solve that problem for the Eagles, while Douglas would presumably help fill the hole in the Browns secondary that was created when the team included safety Jabrill Peppers in the trade for wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. According to Kay:Douglas was a third-round selection by the Eagles in the 2017 NFL Draft, and has made 12 starts in his two seasons in Philadelphia. He earned a grade of 72.5 last season from Pro Football Focus [url=http://www.thebrownsclub.com/jamie-collins-jersey/]Youth Jamie Collins Jersey[/url] , which was better than the ones posted by T.J. Carrie (66.9), Phillip Gaines (67.3) and Terrance Mitchell (64.0) for the Browns last season. It is not clear if Douglas could make the move to safety, but it does seem clear that the Eagles have soured on him for some reason. Despite numerous injuries in the secondary last year, Philadelphia was reluctant to give Douglas much playing time, to the point that they re-signed Dexter McDougle - a player they waived in 2017 - in October rather than give Douglas more of an opportunity.As of today, having Ogbah on the roster makes the Browns a better team. Whether or not that remains true in the coming weeks is in the hands of Dorsey.
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