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Colts vs. Browns: Analyzing the Snap Counts (Offense)

Looking at the offensive snap counts in the Browns' 25-24 loss to the Colts.

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Browns' offense really only mustered one good drive against the Colts, scoring a touchdown before the end of the first half. The offense accounted for seven points, the defense had two defensive touchdowns, and Cleveland's lone field goal make came on a drive that started in field goal range. Check out the snap distributions below for the offense, and let us know what your reactions are in the comments section.

Offensive Line
Joe Thomas Joel Bitonio
Ryan Seymour John Greco
Mitchell Schwartz
65/65 plays
65/65 plays
65/65 plays
65/65 plays
65/65 plays

Thoughts: Overall, the Browns' offensive line allowed one sack. Ryan Seymour started his first career game at center as the team benched Nick McDonald for him.

Running Back / Fullback
Terrance West Isaiah Crowell Ray Agnew
35/65 plays
30/65 plays
15/65 plays

Terrance West: 15 carries, 54 yards, 3.6 YPC.
Isaiah Crowell: 14 carries, 54 yards, 3.9 YPC, 1 touchdown.
Ray Agnew: No stats registered.

Thoughts: The balanced attack to the running game was there, but neither Isaiah Crowell nor Terrance West could pull off a big run against the Colts' defense. Glenn Winston was inactive and West actually started after questions of whether or not he'd be benched this week. Neither running back was targeted on a pass.

Wide Receiver
Josh Gordon
Andrew Hawkins Taylor Gabriel Travis Benjamin
50/65 plays
48/65 plays
41/65 plays
20/65 plays

Josh Gordon: 2 catches, 15 yards (7 targets).
Andrew Hawkins: 4 catches, 38 yards (7 targets).
Taylor Gabriel: 2 catches, 16 yards (4 target).
Travis Benjamin: 1 catch, 27 yards (5 targets).

Thoughts: I thought Josh Gordon played way fewer snaps than he did, but I guess it was because the Browns kept running on first or second down, and then would remove Gordon from the rotation on third down. I don't agree with that formula. Travis Benjamin seemed to take Gordon's spot on third down and proceeded to miss a couple of catches he should've hauled in. The speedsters, Andrew Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel, weren't utilized in space nearly as much as I had hoped.

Tight End
Jordan Cameron
Jim Dray
51/65 plays
35/65 plays

Jordan Cameron: 4 catches, 41 yards (5 targets).
Jim Dray: 1 catch, 3 yards (3 targets).

Thoughts: It was a pretty good first game back for Jordan Cameron. Although he took the blame for running the wrong route on the team's red zone interception, it's still up to the quarterback to see that and shit gears. Jim Dray was the only other tight end to play.

Brian Hoyer
65/65 plays

Brian Hoyer: 14-of-31 (45.16%) for 140 yards, 2 interceptions. 2 rushes, 3 yards.

Thoughts: Who else is done with Brian Hoyer? It hurts because of how promising his season once was, back when he had 10 touchdowns and 4 interceptions (8 games). Since then, he has 1 touchdown and 8 interceptions (5 games). Once again, yes, his teammates missed some opportunities...but you need your quarterback to elevate the level of your teammates, and he hasn't done that in a long time. He's a detriment to the offense and needs to be pulled for the lack of productivity.