Below, we analyze the snap counts on defense for the Cleveland Browns' Week 13 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
|DL||Danny Shelton||33||58%||2 tackles, 2 assists (4 combined).
|DL||Desmond Bryant||32||56%||1 tackle (1 combined). 1 tackle for loss.
|DL||Xavier Cooper||28||49%||2 tackles (2 combined).
|DL||Jamie Meder||26||46%||2 tackles, 2 assists (4 combined).
|DL||John Hughes||24||42%||1 assist (1 combined).
The Browns allowed both Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard to run for more than their yards per carry season average, and they also saw Andy Dalton sneak the ball right up the middle from four yards out for a touchdown. John Hughes has been a huge disappointment this year, with PFF saying, "he graded a -2.2 and was non-existent in the run game, continually blocked off his spot."
|OLB||Nate Orchard||43||75%||2 tackles (2 combined). 1 pass defended.
|OLB||Paul Kruger||27||47%||1 tackle (1 combined). 1 sack, 1 tackle for loss, 1 quarterback hit.
||22||39%||2 tackles (2 combined).
||11||19%||1 tackle (1 combined).
Paul Kruger had the team's only sack, and it was the only time all game that Andy Dalton was even hit by a Browns defender. The other pass rushers were once again non-existent, with PFF also pointing out Nate Orchard's struggles in run defense. I've seen nothing this year that tells me Orchard is even remotely close to a starting-caliber player.
|ILB||Karlos Dansby||50||88%||2 tackles, 3 assists (5 combined).
|ILB||Craig Robertson||38||67%||5 tackles, 2 assists (7 combined). 1 tackle for loss.
|ILB||Christian Kirksey||23||40%||3 tackles, 1 assist (4 combined).
|ILB||Tank Carder||7||12%||No stats registered.|
The coaching staff opted to pull the regulars after a certain point, but again, nobody made much of a difference on the field. After the play, I guess I kind of like the fact that Chris Kirksey tried to tell Jeremy Hill to get out of our stands, but it's also a humiliating look because our defense didn't stop him and we were being obliterated on the field.
|S||Tashaun Gipson||48||84%||4 tackles, 2 assists (6 combined). 1 tackle for loss.
||45||79%||5 tackles (5 combined).|
||12||21%||1 tackle (1 combined).
||12%||No stats registered.
Either our safeties are making terrible reads, or it's easy for quarterbacks to pick the opposite side of the single-high safety. All of these big plays for receivers are coming straight down the sideline with no safety in sight.
||53||93%||1 tackle (1 combined).
|CB||Tramon Williams||48||84%||3 tackles (3 combined).
||18||32%||No stats registered.|
||7||12%||1 tackle (1 combined).
Tramon Williams and Charles Gaines were detriments in coverage. Per PFF, "Williams graded -3.3 and allowed 4 of 4 for 122 yards and 1 TD to A.J. Green" while "Gaines graded -1.3 and allowed 4 of 6 for 48 yards and 1 TD. All 4 catches were to Marvin Jones." (sigh) Also, it only took the Bengals 57 plays to put 37 points on the board, meaning they went quickly.
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