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Shurmur: RT Tony Pashos to Make Effort to Play This Week

Could the foot injury to Tony Pashos only end up costing him two games? Before practice today, Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur met with the media and indicated that the veteran right tackle would be back on the practice field (in limited capacity) on Wednesday. "Tony Pashos is going to try and come back and be ready to roll," stated Shurmur. When Shurmur was asked if that meant Pashos was trying to make it back for this week's game, he stated the following:

"He’s going to make an effort so he’s going to be out there and be able to do more.  It’s hard to say how that’s going to progress, but I know he’s going to plan to try and do more this week than he was able to do last week so we’ll see."

That would definitely be good news for the Browns. Even though offensive tackles Artis Hicks and Oniel Cousins weren't terrible in the Browns' 27-19 victory over the Indianapolis Colts this past Sunday, quarterback Colt McCoy was flushed from the pocket several times, and the running blocking has not been the greatest. Last year, some of Hillis' best games of the season came when Pashos was healthy at right tackle.

Shurmur was also asked by the media about the play that McCoy was sacked on this past Sunday and whether he should have gotten rid of the ball sooner. "He was told, but I need to emphasize it," said Shurmur. "The scheme of the protection and the route concept was a third-and-short situation and they gobbled up the route.  He needs to be aware of the fact that you need to continue to drift and roll or throw it away."

The Browns play their second home game of the season this Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, and it'd be great to see the offensive line more in sync and McCoy fine tuning his game to improve the Browns to 2-1.