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Browns' Defensive Snap Counts and Stats vs. Packers

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Looking at the defensive snap counts in the Browns' 17-11 loss to the Packers.

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Below, we analyze the snap counts on defense for the Cleveland Browns' first preseason game against the Green Bay Packers.

Defensive Line

Pos Player Plays % Stats
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.

Outside Linebacker

Pos Player Plays % Stats
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).
OLB Paul Kruger
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.

Inside Linebacker

Pos Player Plays % Stats
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.
ILB Demario Davis
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.

Safety

Pos Player Plays % Stats
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.

Cornerback

Pos Player Plays % Stats
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.