Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on offense for the Cleveland Browns' Week 12 game against the New York Giants.
||74||99%||25-of-43 (58.1%) for 322 yards, 1 TD. 2 fumbles lost.
||1||1%||No stats registered.
What is the point of using Kevin Hogan in the read-option for just one play? I can see if it's a significant part of the gameplan like it was in one game this season, but one play just makes it seem like you don't know what you're doing as a playcaller. Anyway, the bigger issue was that Josh McCown played a terrible game again. He racked up yardage, but his ball placement was awful for most of the game, and that used to be a strength of his. With good ball placement, we might be talking about the Browns' first victory yesterday. I hope Robert Griffin III gets in there to start after the bye.
|RB||Isaiah Crowell||40||53%||16 carries, 44 yards, 2.8 avg. 6 catches, 47 yards (7 targets).
|RB||Duke Johnson||35||47%||5 carries, 14 yards, 2.8 avg. 3 catches, 26 yards (5 targets).
||12||16%||1 catch, -4 yards (1 target).
The Browns' rushing average was up a tad this week, but 2.8 YPC is still pretty bad. At least Hue Jackson stuck with it for a little longer before bailing on it too soon again. Isaiah Crowell operated well in space as a receiver, forcing several missed tackles. After Terrelle Pryor's big catch in the fourth quarter, the Browns tried to run a fullback screen pass to Dan Vitale. It might have gotten a few yards if the ball placement from Josh McCown hadn't been so bad, turning it into a four yard loss.
|WR||Corey Coleman||66||88%||3 catches, 38 yards (7 targets). 1 TD.
|WR||Terrelle Pryor||65||87%||6 catches, 131 yards (12 targets).
|WR||Andrew Hawkins||30||40%||0 catches (2 targets).|
||20||27%||2 catches, 34 yards (2 target).
||4||5%||No stats registered.
We saw Corey Coleman run a nice route to get open for a 21-yard touchdown, and he also did his best to break up an interception. Terrelle Pryor broke the 100-yard barrier again and remains on pace to get over 1,000 yards receiving. I thought the team used him in a few different manners this week -- a little more work toward the inside of the field with his routes as opposed to gluing him to the sideline. Rashard Higgins had some nice yards after the catch later in the game.
|TE||Gary Barnidge||57||76%||1 catch, 11 yards (3 targets).
|TE||Randall Telfer||26||35%||No stats registered.
||20||27%||3 catches, 39 yards (4 targets).
It's nice to see Seth DeValve get some work in. Gary Barnidge is not going anything wrong, but we know what he's capable of and in these last four games, I want to learn more about what DeValve can bring to the table. Speaking of Barnidge, he only played 76% of the snaps, which is lower than the 96% he usually hovers around.
The offensive line allowed 7 sacks and 11 quarterback hits. Most of the sacks seemed to pile up in the fourth quarter when Hue Jackson abandoned the running game again, exposing Josh McCown to the Giants' pass rush on every play. That predictability at the end probably had McCown questioning, "why am I even doing this any more?" One could also say that much of the pressure started after John Greco's foot injury forced him to exit the game. Alvin Bailey finished things off at right guard.