Below, we analyze the snap counts on defense for the' Week 15 game against the Seattle Seahawks
|DL||Desmond Bryant||39||55%||1 tackle, 2 assists (3 combined). 1.5 sacks, 1 tackle for loss, 2 quarterback hits.
||36||51%||4 tackles, 3 assists (7 combined). 1 tackle for loss.
|DL||Xavier Cooper||32||45%||1 tackle, 3 assists (4 combined).
|DL||John Hughes||29||41%||1 assist (1 combined).
|DL||Jamie Meder||26||37%||3 assists (3 combined).
|DL||Randy Starks||26||37%||1 assist (1 combined). 1 quarterback hit.
Desmond Bryant leads the Browns with 6 sacks on the season, including 3 in his past two games. I thought Danny Shelton played a solid game and is slowly showing progress. He hasn't had the impact I thought he would right off the bat as a rookie, but the signs are there that he can be a force with an offseason to work on things.
|OLB||40||56%||2 tackles (2 combined). 1 quarterback hit.
|OLB||36||51%||1 assist (1 combined).
||28||39%||3 tackles (3 combined). 2 quarterback hits.
||20||28%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined).
The Browns were getting their fair share of licks on the quarterback, hitting Russell Wilson 10 times during the game. Wilson still used his escapability to extend drives, but overall, I thought the pass-rushing was adequate and on pace with what the team did against the 49ers the previous week.
|ILB||71||100%||4 tackles, 6 assists (10 combined). 4 quarterback hits.
|ILB||38||54%||2 tackles, 3 assists (5 combined).
|ILB||35||49%||1 tackle, 3 assists (4 combined). 0.5 sacks, 1 quarterback hit.
Karlos Dansby led the team with 10 tackles and 4 hits on the quarterback. Craig Robertson and Christian Kirksey had to of been on the field at the same time for a couple of plays, probably in goal-to-go situations.
|S||Tashaun Gipson||69||97%||5 tackles, 4 assists (9 combined).
|S||68||96%||3 tackles, 2 assists (5 combined).
|S||9||13%||No stats registered.
Despite being second on the team in tackles, this was not a good game for Tashaun Gipson. He missed several tackles and gave up several completions in coverage. He has not done anything this year to warrant a massive contract, either from the Browns or another NFL team. It'll be interesting to see what type of deal he gets this offseason, and from who.
|CB||69||97%||5 tackles (5 combined). 1 pass defended.|
|CB||69||97%||2 tackles (2 combined). 1 pass defended.
||30||42%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined).
||11||15%||2 tackles (2 combined).
The front seven played pretty well against the Seahawks, but the secondary was out of their element. The cornerbacks kept allowing third-and-long pass completions. Tramon Williams cost the team three gift points at the end of the first half. Johnson Bademosi is always oh-so-close to breaking up a touchdown, but he always still ultimately allows the touchdown. Charles Gaines had a couple of nice moments, but overall his speed just doesn't seem quite up to Pierre Desir magically appeared at the end of the game, but didn't contribute much.
Amount of Defensive Plays, By the Week
- Week 1: 61 plays
- Week 2: 80 plays
- Week 3: 71 plays
- Week 4: 65 plays
- Week 5: 70 plays*
- Week 6: 84 plays*
- Week 7: 53 plays
- Week 8: 81 plays
- Week 9: 67 plays
- Week 10: 66 plays
- Week 11: Bye Week
- Week 12: 59 plays
- Week 13: 57 plays
- Week 14: 56 plays
- Week 15: 71 plays