During a Thursday radio interview, new Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton made it clear he will run a 3-4 system.
Asked if he planned to use a 3-4, a 4-3, or a hybrid scheme, Horton said, "It won't be a hybrid, not unless we're playing golf. It'll be a 3-4. It'll be the same defense we ran [in Arizona]." While coach Rob Chudzinski said Thursday that Cleveland would use both 4-3 and 3-4 fronts, Horton insists the Browns' defense will mimic the Steelers'. Horton spent seven seasons in Pittsburgh as a defensive backs coach.