Haden, drafted in the first round in 2010, is a
In the two games that Cleveland has played without Haden, the
Browns defensive coordinator Dick Jauron conceded that not having Haden has impacted the pass defense.
"You never want to be without your starting corner, obviously," he told Cleveland reporters. "Clearly it has some effect, but again, we like our guys. They're young and they're developing, but they play hard. The experience that they're gaining hopefully in the long run will serve us well. You don't ever want to be down any starter at any position. I wouldn't say corner is any more important than the defensive line or linebacker, but you definitely don't want to be down starters."
The Ravens would appeared poised to attack the Browns through the air, but quarterback
"I think they're still a really good defense," said Flacco, who has thrown for at least 200 yards and three touchdowns in just one of his past five meetings with Cleveland and is looking to post back-to-back 300-yard passing games for only the second time in his career. "Obviously, I think Joe's a pretty good corner. So if you lose out on a guy like that, you're going to miss him in some way. But I think the guys they have back there are still talented guys. They're still a really physical, hard-hitting, good coverage defense."
The Browns’ secondary features several young players including cornerback