Below, we analyze the snap counts on defense for the Cleveland Browns' first preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.
|DL||Carl Nassib||46||57%||3 tackles (3 combined). 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 QH.
|DL||Emmanuel Ogbah||46||53%||6 tackles (6 combined). 1 sack, 2 TFL, 1 QH.
|DL||Kenton Adeyemi||36||42%||1 tackle (1 combined). 1 QH.
|DL||Jamie Meder||31||36%||2 tackles, 2 assists (4 combined). 1 QH.
|DL||Xavier Cooper||25||29%||No stats registered.|
|DL||Chigbo Anunoby||24||28%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined).|
|DL||Jason Neill||20||23%||1 tackle (1 combined).|
|DL||Armonty Bryant||17||20%||1 tackle (1 combined).|
|DL||Danny Shelton||14||16%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined).|
|DL||Nick Hayden||13||15%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined).|
Despite having a quiet camp thus far, rookie Carl Nassib made an impression with a sack and his motor. It came against second- or third-stringers, but as always, we'll take any production over no production. Emmanuel Ogbah led the team in tackles, but I haven't had a chance to look yet whether he played in more of an outside linebacker role at some point. Jamie Meder was left unguarded on his safety, but I still appreciate seeing a guy finish a play. Danny Shelton had a very lackluster start to the game. Nick Hayden played with the starting defense.
|OLB||Joe Schobert||43||50%||4 tackles (4 combined). 1 TFL.
|OLB||Barkevious Mingo||36||42%||No stats registered.
|OLB||Cam Johnson||29||34%||2 tackles (2 combined). 1 pass defended.
|OLB||Nate Orchard||13||15%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined).|
||13||15%||1 assist (1 combined).|
Joe Schobert seemed to have a mixed-bag performance, generating some pressure but also missing a few opportunities. Barkevious Mingo was playing late into the game as the team also toyed with him at inside linebacker a little. He had one opportunity for a sack and probably should've had it, but a blocker came over late to shove him away. Nate Orchard and Paul Kruger were with the ones. Cam Johnson made a couple of notable plays.
|ILB||Scooby Wright||44||51%||2 tackles (2 combined).|
|ILB||Dominique Alexander||42||49%||5 tackles (5 combined). 1 TFL.
|ILB||Justin Tuggle||29||34%||2 tackles (2 combined).|
|ILB||Tank Carder||17||20%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined).|
|ILB||Christian Kirksey||13||15%||2 tackles (2 combined). 1 pass defended.
||13||15%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined).|
I liked the instincts shown by Scooby Wright, and he just has the look of a physical presence at inside linebacker. Dominique Alexander shot around for a few plays, but really, I need to re-watch most of the defensive plays to make better judgments about individual players. Justin Tuggle and Tank Carder were the second-team unit.
|S||Pierre Desir||39||45%||1 assist (1 combined).|
|S||Derrick Kindred||29||34%||2 tackles (2 combined).|
|S||Rahim Moore||29||34%||4 tackles (4 combined).|
|S||Don Jones||24||28%||1 tackle (1 combined). 1 QH.
|S||Tim Scott||21||24%||2 tackles, 1 assist (3 combined).|
|S||Sean Baker||21||24%||No stats registered.|
|S||Jordan Poyer||13||15%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined).|
|S||Ibraheim Campbell||13||15%||tackles ( combined).|
It looked to me like Pierre Desir was playing cornerback, so when I re-watch I'll definitely have to identify his number again and see where he was lining up. Rahim Moore was targeted several times on 5-10 yard passes.
|CB||Charles Gaines||45||52%||3 tackles (3 combined).|
|CB||Tracy Howard||32||37%||1 tackle (1 combined).|
|CB||Jamar Taylor||32||37%||2 tackles (2 combined).|
|CB||Eric Patterson||32||37%||3 tackles, 1 assist (4 combined). 1 INT, 1 pass defended.
|CB||Mikell Everette||23||27%||1 tackle (1 combined). 1 pass defended.
|CB||Justin Gilbert||13||15%||No stats registered.|
|CB||Tramon Williams||13||15%||No stats registered.|
The Packers had a very dire quarterback situation heading into the game, so all things considered, our cornerbacks fared well. The first-team cornerbacks, Justin Gilbert and Tramon Williams, were out of the game before Green Bay really started even trying to pass the ball. Jamar Taylor didn't turn in the best performance he could've hoped for, given his hype to date. Tracy Howard, Eric Patterson, and Mikell Everette each had at least one good moment in coverage.