Damarious Randall: Browns compare favorably with his Packers teams

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Damarious Randall played three seasons in Green Bay. He has played five games in Cleveland.

Already, though, the defensive back believes the Browns are every bit as good as his Packers teams, and even better on defense.

The Packers ranked 15th, 22nd and 22nd in total defense during Randall’s three seasons. The Browns are 27th overall this season but have a league-best 15 takeaways and are 12th in points allowed.

“Honestly, it just don’t compare at all,” Randall said of the defense, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I mean, this defense is talented, and it’s going to only get better.”

Randall reached the divisional round as a rookie in 2015 and to the NFC Championship the following season. The Packers missed the playoffs last season when Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone.

The Browns, who have not participated in the postseason since 2002, are 2-2-1. Their two losses were by three points each. Their victories were by four and three points.

“Yes,” Randall said of comparisons with his Packers teams. “Yes, but I mean it’s a different feeling. We could possibly be 4-1, 5-0, but not to harp on that. It’s just the style of play that we’re playing with. I mean, just the rate that the defense is getting the ball, and the way the offense is starting to click. It should be a lot of exciting football coming forth.”

37 responses to “Damarious Randall: Browns compare favorably with his Packers teams

  1. As a Packers fan, comparing your team to the Packers could easily be considered an insult to your team.

  2. After a decent sample size the Packers 2018 defense is #4 in the NFL. And they feel they have not come close to their potential. This defense is on the rise and the sky is the limit for them.

    I’m glad Damarious is supporting his team. I am also glad he is no longer in Green Bay. Decent CB who talks too much and always thinks he is better than he actually is.

  3. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    October 10, 2018 at 6:45 pm
    Another first round Packer bust. Traded for an 0-15 quarterback and the defense improved after he left.
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    Well he already has 2 picks in 5 games. We gave you Kizer who had 29 interceptions in 1 season so good luck with that.

  4. I’m in agreement. Cleveland is improving. Dorsey and his new front office will continue to improve if ownership keeps it’s nose out of the football side. Dorsey is following Ron Wolf’s playbook. Rebuild from the top down. Lots of bodies in and out, constantly improving.

    I’m happy for the Brown’s fans. Great bunch of loyal fans who deserved better than they’ve received.

    Randall? Lots of potential if he can keep his big, loud, stupid mouth out of the way. He will be his own worst enemy.

    …and yeah, comparing any team to the Packers right now isn’t a good thing but don’t take a Viking troll’s word for it, you gotta know how mindless those clowns are.

  5. Was a safety in college and productive. Drafted by Packers and the starting CB went down and he was converted to CB. He struggled mightily. Goes to Cleveland and is converted back to free safety and is doing well in 5 games.

    But as a Cleveland fan, I know very, very well the bitter pill of a first round bust that your team moves on from. No hate to Pack fans at all.

  6. Crappy defense and hinge all their hopes on one player? I don’t think so I think the Browns have the makings of a strong foundation and a core of good players. Hope they can continue to build their roster and be a contender.

  7. So he’s saying the Packer defense has no talent? Not sure I’d be spouting off that crap after only 5 games, even if he is referencing a traditionally weak group.

  8. Wasn’t this Sasha Brown’s long-range vision with his analytics and stockpiling draft picks?

    That they’re now enacting without him getting any credit?

    A huge kudos to the men on the field, especially Mayfield’s confidence and ability to inspire and improve the guys around him.

    And as a fan of defense, wow. Already playing at veteran midseason form.

    Cleveland fans truly deserve this at long last!
    I sense this is a stronger character group than my Seahawks during our too-brief time at the top, and they have the young talent to dominate for years if they can hold it together as teammates without cancerous players infiltrating the bond they’re forging.

  9. Does this guy realize the Packers pass defense has risen to #2 in the NFL behind only Jacksonville without him? And with virtually no pass rush. The problem surprisingly hasnt been the defense. You can point to predictable play calling, the refusal by the head coach to use a very talented running back, dropped passes at key moments, 5 missed kicks in 1 game, and of course the bighest reason thd qb has not been even close to himself due to a knee injury. You can argue the defense is the reason the Packers do not have a losing record.

  10. packertruth says:
    October 10, 2018 at 6:55 pm
    Enjoy your new home. We are glad you are gone

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    Never understood packer fans trashing ex players. But Randall needs to keep his mouth shut. He played for Capers, Pettine is a different coach with different game plans. The defense seems better but they haven’t played anyone except the Vikings who hung 22 on them in the fourth quarter, and would have beaten them if Carlson could kick a 35 yard FG or Crosby would have had one of his 0-5 kicking games.

  11. Hey. It’s a free enterprise world, for players and fans. I wish him the best, but he sucked. As a fan, I owe him nothing. He can “compare” all he wants. This new Packer team is going places.

    Watch and see.

  12. thefiesty1 says:
    October 10, 2018 at 8:22 pm
    Getting traded to the Browns is like the kiss of death! End of a career coming soon!

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    Have you been watching football lately? OBVIOUSLY NOT! These are not the OLD Browns….

  13. This guy was so bad in GB he made the rest of the packers secondary look good by comparison. That’s saying something….

  14. A lot of NFL rosters are comparable for the first 52 players. It’s usually the teams with the elite franchise QB’s that become the best teams. I can come up with a couple exceptions, but not that many. The Browns are a perfect example. Put Aaron Rodgers on that team and they’re easily 12-4.

  15. If Damarious Randall would have followed his assignments as a corner,… he might still be in GB. But he likes to freelance. As a CB that can be a problem if you’re inexperienced as he was. I always thought he should be a Free Safety. But his attitude is what got him packing. He couldn’t accept responsibility when he screwed up.
    When you start a shouting match with your position coach on the sidelines in the middle of a game,…….. adios amigo !

  16. Packer pass defense ranks #2 with 1/3 of the season nearly gone. Twist the numbers any way you want. This team is finding itself. Stay out of the way.

  17. kapptocousins says:
    October 10, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    Never understood packer fans trashing ex players.

    ++++++

    Well Sir I am just one Packer fan and I was saying Randall needed a new home since early last season. He had a good rookie season but his play declined in Year 2 after Shields suffered his career-derailing injury.

    He started throwing up his hands constantly after touchdowns so the casual fan could see he wasn’t to blame, and continued that in Year 3 (when he also started to run away from tackles). Seriously. As I said, hope he enjoys his fresh start (and he probably is/was a better fit at safety) but he won’t be missed.

  18. Dear Einstein: When you’re drafting in the top 5 or top 10 for a dozen years you damn well better have a good team, right?

  19. Look, I wish nothing but the best for Damarious.
    I hope he’s learned what it takes to be a pro in this sport, and that he’s productive and happy with his new surroundings.

    But, much like a significant amount of veterans in the Packer locker room, I’m glad he’s gone.
    He was a bit of a cancer on that football team and though it’s a bit of a cliche, this was definitely a case of addition by subtraction.

    Though Kizer may be a roll of the dice, he’s a young kid with a ton of upside.
    In truth, I honestly wouldn’t have cared if we just got a ham sandwich in return.

    Randall always had decent speed and some raw talent, unfortunately he always had a 10 cent brain.
    Hopefully that’s changed. For his sake, anyway.
    The reality is, he never even had an opportunity to play in this defense.
    New coordinator, new schemes, with new core players.
    The moral of this story, I guess is, everybody wins.

  20. freefromwhatyouare says:
    October 10, 2018 at 6:39 pm
    After a decent sample size the Packers 2018 defense is #4 in the NFL.
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    Well, if you choose to use the basic default of yards allowed like Stella, and many other Packer fans like to use, the Packer defense was #11 last year.

    Yes – just outside of the top 10???

    But games aren’t won or lost by yards given up. It’s points allowed.

    Last year the Pack was 26th in points allowed (24 PPG) for the year.

    This year the Pack is tied for 18th in points allowed (22.8 PPG) through 5 games.

    So yes, a slight improvement…

    But last year the Pack through 5 games only allowed 21 points per game – but finished with 24 PPG.

    The reason is – the Pack has not played many offensive juggernauts so far this season – just like last season. They still have to play the Rams/Saints/Patiots/ – not to mention the Bears/Vikings/Lions (all who scored more than the 22.8 average per game in the first meeting this year).

    Anyone that believes that the Packer defense will finish the season with a 22.8 PPG average or less is a hopeless homer.

    Which is why I fully expect you and Stella to continue to say how great the Packer defense is (not).

  21. Meh.. nothing to see here.

    The Packers weren’t that good on D during his stay, and were probably the worst coached unit in all of football.

    He’s excited for a fresh start on a team that does have some good young talent.

    Good for him.

  22. and would have beaten them if Carlson could kick a 35 yard FG or Crosby would have had one of his 0-5 kicking games.
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    Dude, Crosby missed the game winning fg as time expired in regulation. What are you talking about?

  23. …….ar least Lambeau Field has been sold out, every game, every year, since like………..forever.

    That’s a good thing.

  24. pkrlvr says:
    October 11, 2018 at 10:48 am
    and would have beaten them if Carlson could kick a 35 yard FG or Crosby would have had one of his 0-5 kicking games.
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    Dude, Crosby missed the game winning fg as time expired in regulation. What are you talking about?

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    I said if he had one of his “0-5” games. Crosby was 5-6 on FGs and 2-2 on xp. That’s what I’m talking about.
    Geeez

  25. stellarperformance says:
    October 11, 2018 at 11:01 am
    …….ar least Lambeau Field has been sold out, every game, every year, since like………..forever.
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    Show me the official NFL paid attendance for a single game that ever met the published capacity of Lambeau Field.

    I’d wait for you to answer, but I’d die before you could ever answer the question, because it’s never happened.

    Please stop lying.

  26. stellarperformance says:
    October 11, 2018 at 11:01 am
    …….ar least Lambeau Field has been sold out, every game, every year, since like………..forever.

    That’s a good thing

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    Mr. performance, why is this so important to you? Next to the Denver Broncos the Packers have the second longest sold out record. But I see you repeating this over and over again. Can you bring something else to the table?

  27. hogbuster7 says:
    October 10, 2018 at 8:03 pm
    Does this guy realize the Packers pass defense has risen to #2 in the NFL behind only Jacksonville without him?
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    I checked every single defensive stat line going into week 6 and Greenbay worse than 2nd in every single stat. In fact the Browns defense is closer to 2nd than Greenbay’s defense. Randall is balling. Don’t make false comments without watching the games.

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