At least Connor Shaw provided some excitement for the Cleveland Browns offense, eh? The Browns could never seem to find a rhythm with their quarterbacks and wide receivers. Let's take a look at the Browns' offensive snap counts against the Redskins.
|QB||Johnny Manziel||39||57%||7-of-16 for 65 yards, 1 touchdown. 1 carry, -1 yards.|
||16||24%||8-of-9 for 123 yards, 1 touchdown. 2 carries, 9 yards.
|QB||Brian Hoyer||13||19%||2-of-6 for 16 yards.|
When you look at it on paper, it's a bit eye-popping to see how many more plays QB Johnny Manziel received compared to QB Brian Hoyer. Manziel was aided by a few defensive penalties, otherwise, his reps wouldn't have been nearly as high because Cleveland would have had to punt.
|RB||Dion Lewis||27||40%||4 carries, 7 yards, 1.8 avg. 2 catches, 4 yards, 1 touchdown (2 targets).|
|RB||Ben Tate||25||37%||10 carries, 51 yards, 5.1 avg.|
|FB||MarQueis Gray||18||26%||2 catches, 29 yards (3 targets). 1 fumble lost.|
|RB||Terrance West||13||19%||8 carries, 31 yards, 3.9 avg.
|FB||Ray Agnew||4||6%||No stats registered.
||3||4%||2 carries, 3 yards, 1.5 avg.|
Once again, RB Dion Lewis received the most reps out of the "other" running backs, and it wasn't even close. RB Chris Ogbonnaya still has not received a single snap this preseason, while RB Isaiah Crowell got two quick carries to spell Lewis. Lewis might have helped his case a bit by scoring a touchdown, but it's hard to evaluate these guys' running abilities behind the backup offensive line. RB Ben Tate's number was a bit inflated by a big draw play on third down, but give him credit for looking as fast as he did.
|WR||Josh Gordon||32||47%||1 catch, 8 yards (5 targets).|
|WR||Willie Snead||23||34%||3 catches, 29 yards (3 targets)|
|WR||Taylor Gabriel||22||32%||3 catches, 35 yards (3 targets)|
|WR||Jonathan Krause||20||29%||1 catch, 24 yards (3 targets)|
|WR||Miles Austin||18||26%||No stats registered.|
|WR||Charles Johnson||16||24%||1 catch, 3 yards (1 target)|
|WR||Andrew Hawkins||15||22%||1 catch, 12 yards (3 targets)|
||13||19%||No stats registered.|
|WR||Anthony Armstrong||11||16%||1 catch, 4 yards (2 targets).
|WR||Marlon Moore||4||6%||No stats registered.|
||3||4%||No stats registered.|
The Browns played WR Josh Gordon into the fourth quarter of the game; other than that, there were not any oddities to the reps. WR Nate Burleson is still out nursing a hamstring injury. WR Willie Snead and WR Jonathan Krause had some late redemption for last week's miscues, which is good to see. WR Andrew Hawkins showed the ability to get open, but Hoyer missed him twice (up-for-debate: would like to see Hawkins make those catches).
||28||41%||0 catches (3 targets)
|TE||Gary Barnidge||21||31%||1 catch, 11 yards (2 targets).|
|TE||Emmanuel Ogbuehi||16||24%||1 catch, 45 yards, 1 touchdown (1 target).|
|TE||Jim Dray||9||13%||No stats registered.|
The Hail Mary caught by TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi will probably end up being the highlight of his NFL career. Cherish it, Ogbuehi. TE Jordan Cameron didn't get many practice reps as he is just coming off of an injury, so he looked a bit rusty in his first work of the preseason.
The offensive line didn't earn many gold stars for their body of work this week. Browns quarterbacks were sacked five times, but the poor start to the game is what really set the tone (in a bad way) -- an early snap, leading to a sack, and then a false start.
We'll have coverage on the defensive snap counts later on.