December 4, 2011; Cleveland, OH , USA; Cleveland Browns defensive end Jabaal Sheard (97) knocks the ball out of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flaccos (5) causing a fumble during the third quarter at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Eric P. Mull-USA TODAY Sports
New Browns Defensive Coordinator Ray Horton will be implementing his 3-4 defensive scheme this year, but he hasn’t decided how he’ll use defensive end Jabaal Sheard in his 3-4 system. It’s been assumed Sheard will make the transition to outside linebacker. After a dominant rookie campaign in which Sheard started all 16 games and led the team in sacks (8.5) and forced fumbles (5), he took a step back in 2012, notching just seven sacks and one forced fumble, so a position switch might not be the worst thing.