A Sudden Question Mark

The Browns offensive line, with new addition Kevin Shaffer (pictured), no longer inspires confidence after Sunday's disappointing debut. Scout.com looks at the situation...

The Browns' offensive line suddenly looks like a huge question mark.

That's the end result of a pitiful performance in the season opener against New Orleans, when the Saints chased Charlie Frye endlessly and sacked him six times.

Suddenly, the line looks old and tired. Joe Andruzzi, especially, looks like he can't move the same way he did a year ago.

With Ryan Tucker coming off arthroscopic knee surgery and Kevin Shaffer vulnerable to speed rushers and Hank Fraley having joined the team a little more than a week ago, there suddenly are questions about cohesiveness and the line's ability to play together.

"Of course you should be concerned about it," Andruzzi said.

"Put it all on us," Tucker said.

The Browns thought they had built a strong line in the offseason, but the loss of LeCharles Bentley started a series of dominoes falling that the team has not recovered from.

With Cincinnati and Baltimore next on the schedule, the Browns cannot afford to struggle up front. They need the line to get together yesterday.

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