The Cleveland Browns are trying to elevate their franchise to a playoff caliber level.
Part of changing the culture of a franchise, is adding key pieces that are used to winning championships and playing in big games.
The Browns gave Paul Kruger a big chunk of change to leave the Ravens and head north. Kruger was a huge part of the Ravens Super Bowl run, and according to the Canton Repository, Kruger thinks the Browns defense is just as good as the Ravens.
“I think (on defense), we’re right there with them,” Kruger said Sunday via the Canton Repository. Kruger knew there would be some doubt about it so he followed up: “Honestly.”
“I’m not just saying that,” Kruger said via the Akron Beacon Journal. “We have an extremely fast middle linebacking corps. Joe Haden and the other corners are covering extremely well right now, so I’m not exactly sure how exactly it would rank out.”
The new look Browns are feeling themselves on defense, and with changes to personnel, should be a top 10 defense.