Below, we analyze the snap counts on offense for the Cleveland Browns' Week 2 preseason match against the Buffalo Bills.
||10-of-18 for 118 yards, 1 TD. 3 carries, 19 yards.|
||7-of-10 for 57 yards, 2 INTs.|
Between all of the camp sessions so far, this was probably the worst that Josh McCown has looked and it came against a pressure-heavy front seven. The first interception was on target, but also short of the first down with a lot of traffic, so the question is, "is the risk worth it?" The second interception was a prayer thrown up for Andrew Hawkins, who will not win a jump ball situation. Johnny Manziel continued the steady progress he's made in camp, which is to say that he isn't looking like the disaster he was in 2014.
||11 carries, 42 yards, 3.8 avg.|
||2 carries, 10 yards, 5.0 avg. 0 catches (1 target).
||5 carries, 14 yards, 2.8 avg.|
||4 carries, 4 yards, 1.0 avg.|
I get that the preseason is about trying to find the lead horse, but with Terrance West getting the start over Isaiah Crowell, it already brought back haunting memories of 2014 when I hated the fact that a different guy would start every other week. I didn't expect the Browns to run the ball well against Buffalo, but West still managed to churn out a couple of good runs.
||1 catch, 6 yards (2 targets).|
||1 catch, 7 yards (5 targets).|
||1 catch, 6 yards (3 targets).|
||1 catch, 10 yards (1 target).|
||2 catches, 40 yards (3 targets).|
||2 catches, 18 yards (2 targets).|
||1 catch, -1 yard (2 targets).|
||1 catch, 21 yards, 1 TD (1 target).|
Vince Mayle will never hear the end of it from fans. Last year, our fourth-round pick, Pierre Desir, looked awful in the preseason, but most people had a, "let's redshirt him" mentality. The case seems to be a little different for Mayle, with fans comparing him to Greg Little already. "Cut him or find a way to IR him" are the most common reactions I've seen. Shane Wynn caught a touchdown but received the least amount of playing time, perhaps revealing his spot on the totem poll.
||2 catches, 14 yards (2 targets).|
||2 catches, 27 yards (2 target).|
||1 catch, 11 yards (1 target).
||1 catch, 14 yards (1 target).
||1 catch, 2 yards (2 targets).
I guess we can say that Gary Barnidge finally dropped a pass...except that it doesn't count for his PFF streak since it's just the preseason! Fortunately, he did not suffer a concussion despite being hit up high. The rest of the tight ends each saw productivity in the passing game.
The starters played 42% of the snaps. The three players to receive the least snaps were Vinston Painter, Ryan Seymour, and Darrian Miller. Does anyone know who played center when Alex Mack and Seymour weren't in the game?
We'll have coverage on the defensive snap counts later on.