Earlier today, we analyzed the snap counts for the Cleveland Browns offense in their first preseason game against the Detroit Lions. Now, it's time to turn our attention to the defensive side of the ball.
|DL||Armonty Bryant||28||41%||1 assist (1 combined). 2 quarterback hits.|
|DL||Ishmaa'ily Kitchen||24||35%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined).|
|DL||John Hughes||24||35%||4 tackles (4 combined).|
|DL||Calvin Barnett||23||33%||1 tackle (1 combined).|
|DL||Cam Henderson||22||32%||1 assist (1 combined). 1 fumble recovery.|
|DL||Jacobbi McDaniel||20||29%||No stats registered.|
|DL||Desmond Bryant||16||23%||1 tackle (1 combined). 1 tackle for loss.|
|DL||Ahtyba Rubin||13||19%||1 assist (1 combined).|
|DL||Phil Taylor||13||19%||1 assist (1 combined). 1 quarterback hit.|
There was not anything too surprising about the rep counts for the defensive line. Billy Winn missed the game with an abdominal injury, which probably allowed Armonty Bryant to get a few more opportunities. A. Bryant did a good job when he was in the game, so I won't make the mistake of thinking he's on the roster bubble again.
|OLB||Jamaal Westerman||37||54%||1 tackle (1 combined). 1 quarterback hit.|
|OLB||Justin Staples||31||45%||2 tackles (2 combined). 1 pass defended, 1 fumble recovery.|
|OLB||Jabaal Sheard||21||30%||No stats registered.|
|OLB||Keith Pough||16||23%||1 assist (1 combined).|
|OLB||Paul Kruger||16||23%||1 tackle (1 combined).|
|OLB||Barkevious Mingo||15||22%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined). 1 sack, 1 quarterback hit, 1 tackle for loss.|
Once again, the distributions here weren't too surprising. Jamaal Westerman and Justin Staples were the primary backups after the starting trio left the game, and newcomer Keith Pough got into the action a little bit too.
|ILB||Zac Diles||32||46%||4 tackles (4 combined). 1 pass defended.|
|ILB||Craig Robertson||28||41%||2 tackles, 1 assist (3 combined). 1 pass defended.|
|ILB||Chris Kirksey||24||35%||3 tackles (3 combined). 1 pass defended.|
|ILB||Tank Carder||23||33%||1 tackle (1 combined).|
|ILB||Karlos Dansby||18||26%||1 assist (1 combined).|
The more time that ILB Darius Eubanks misses, the less likely he is to make the roster. Zac Diles did a fair job, capitalizing on the additional playing time. I was surprised that Craig Robertson played as much as he did -- you can tell the coaching staff wanted to get as many things on tape as they could for Robertson and Chris Kirksey. Both guys had pass defenses on plays down the field, but Kirksey's was probably more impressive.
|S||Jordan Poyer||41||59%||3 tackles (3 combined).|
|S||Josh Aubrey||34||49%||1 tackle (1 combined). 1 pass defended, 1 forced fumble.|
|S||Johnson Bademosi||24||35%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined).|
|S||Jim Leonhard||24||35%||1 tackle (1 combined).|
|S||Donte Whitner||18||26%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined).|
Tashaun Gipson sat out with his knee injury, so Jordan Poyer not only started, but played into the second team as well. Josh Aubrey continued his reputation of being a playmaker. It'll be interesting to see which combination at safety Mike Pettine wants to go with for the backups. Donte Whitner had a great hit early in the game.
|CB||Aaron Berry||34||49%||4 tackles (4 combined). 1 pass defended.|
|CB||Pierre Desir||34||49%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined).|
|CB||K'Waun Williams||19||28%||2 tackles (2 combined).|
|CB||Buster Skrine||18||26%||No stats registered.|
|CB||Joe Haden||18||26%||No stats registered.|
|CB||Isaiah Trufant||17||25%||1 assist (1 combined).|
|CB||Leon McFadden||17||25%||3 tackles (3 combined).|
|CB||T.J. Heath||17||25%||No stats registered.|
We're pulling for Pierre Desir, but this was an ugly performance for him. If he doesn't continue to make steady improvement, the Browns will have to "redshirt" him for his first season. I still need to review Leon McFadden's outing, but being flagged as many times as he was is a downer.