Earlier today, we analyzed the snap counts for the Cleveland Browns offense in their first preseason game against the Washington Redskins. Now, it's time to turn our attention to the defensive side of the ball.
|DL||Christian Tupou||24||36%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined).|
|DL||Armonty Bryant||23||35%||No stats registered.|
|DL||Jamie Meder||23||35%||1 tackle (1 combined). 1 forced fumble.|
|DL||Ishmaa'ily Kitchen||19||29%||1 tackle (1 combined).|
|DL||Jacobbi McDaniel||17||26%||1 assist (1 combined).|
|DL||Dylan Wynn||17||26%||1 assist (1 combined). 1 quarterback hit.|
|DL||Xavier Cooper||16||24%||1 tackle (1 combined). 1 sack, 1 tackle for loss, 1 quarterback hit.|
|DL||John Hughes||16||24%||1 tackle (1 combined).|
|DL||Desmond Bryant||14||21%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined).|
|DL||Danny Shelton||14||21%||1 assist (1 combined).|
|DL||Randy Starks||13||20%||No stats registered.|
A lot of my attention was focused on Danny Shelton, and I'm already blown away with how good he is. Remember, when I say I'm impressed with him, that doesn't mean he's going to be Ndamukong Suh overnight or something. But, the fact that he looks this good already in his first preseason game means that his physical talent is going to translate well to the NFL. Xavier Cooper logged a sack, something we'll hopefully be seeing a lot of as an inside pass rusher during the regular season.
|OLB||Nate Orchard||31||47%||2 tackles (2 combined). 1 quarterback hit.|
|OLB||Scott Solomon||25||38%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined).|
|OLB||Mike Reilly||21||32%||3 tackles (3 combined).|
|OLB||Paul Kruger||16||24%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined). 1 quarterback hit.|
Barkevious Mingo still has a few weeks before he returns, so one of the things I want to rewind and watch again is how well Nate Orchard and Scott Solomon played, and whether they were liabilities against the run or not.
|ILB||Tank Carder||33||50%||1 tackle, 3 assists (4 combined). 1 fumble recovery.|
|ILB||Hayes Pullard||32||48%||1 tackle, 2 assists (3 combined). 1 tackle for loss.|
|ILB||Christian Kirksey||25||38%||3 tackles, 3 assists (6 combined). 1 tackle for loss.|
|ILB||Karlos Dansby||18||27%||2 tackles, 2 assists (4 combined).|
|ILB||Craig Robertson||17||26%||1 tackle, 2 assists (3 combined). 1 tackle for loss.|
|ILB||Moise Fokou||7||11%||1 assist (1 combined).|
Karlos Dansby had a nice tackle on third-and-short, but like the outside linebackers, I'm going to have to review the game again before I can judge the individual players. Chris Kirksey also blew up a screen pass behind the line of scrimmage.
|S||Ibrehaim Campbell||49||74%||2 tackles, 3 assists (5 combined).|
|S||Jordan Poyer||30||45%||2 tackles (2 combined).|
|S||Landon Feichter||18||27%||3 tackles, 1 assist (4 combined). 1 tackle for loss.|
|S||Tashaun Gipson||18||27%||2 tackles, 1 assist (3 combined).|
|S||Donte Whitner||18||27%||1 tackle (1 combined).|
I think it was Tashaun Gipson who made a great open field tackle on a 4th-and-1 run that went for a big gain.
|CB||Johnson Bademosi||41||62%||3 tackles (3 combined).|
|CB||Charles Gaines||40||61%||3 tackles (3 combined).|
|CB||Justin Gilbert||37||56%||1 tackle (1 combined).|
|CB||Kendall James||20||30%||2 tackles, 1 assist (3 combined).|
|CB||Tramon Williams||18||27%||1 tackle (1 combined).|
|CB||K'Waun Williams||14||21%||1 quarterback hit.|
|CB||Joe Rankin||2||3%||No stats registered.|
The story of the day was the play of Justin Gilbert early on, and not in a good way. He let a receiver free deep, and then missed a tackle that led to another big play. When the regular season rolls around, Gilbert might not even be active on gameday.