Browns defensive coordinator Jim O'Neil counted up the missed tackles in last week's loss at Pittsburgh. He refused to reveal the number.

"Too many," said O'Neil, who vowed that his defense will do a better job on Sunday against New Orleans.

Cleveland's inability to tackle in the first half was one of the main reasons the Steelers built a 24-point lead before the Browns rallied after halftime. Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby says there is no excuse for the defensive miscues and he and his teammates can't allow ball carriers any extra yardage.

Dansby says there were more than 20 missed tackles in the game.

Linebacker Paul Kruger says the Browns have to be fundamentally sound or the Saints (0-1) will make them pay.


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