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Browns' Defensive Snap Counts and Stats vs. Buccaneers

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Looking at the defensive snap counts in the Browns' 30-13 loss to the Buccaneers.

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Below, we analyze the snap counts on defense for the Cleveland Browns' third preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Defensive Line

Pos Player Plays % Stats
DL Emmanuel Ogbah 43 62% 3 tackles (3 combined). 1 pass defended.
DL Carl Nassib 37 54% 1 QH.
DL Xavier Cooper 35 51% 1 tackle (1 combined).
DL Danny Shelton 25 36% 2 tackles (2 combined). 1 FF.
DL Jamie Meder 24 35% 1 assist (1 combined). 1 QH.
DL Armonty Bryant 12 17% No stats registered.
DL John Hughes 12 17% 1 assist (1 combined).
DL Kenton Adeyemi 11 16% 1 tackle (1 combined).
DL Chigbo Anunoby 11 16% 2 assists (2 combined).
DL Jason Neill 7 10% No stats registered.

I'll have to review the tape some more, but it was disappointing to see Carl Nassib playing early, yet not be able to have an impact against a depleted Buccaneers like. Danny Shelton played late into the game but was a non-factor early. On Jamie Meder's first play replacing him (that I saw), he blew his man right into the face of Jameis Winston. John Hughes didn't play much, but brought an energy level that should show up on tape and elevate him to the starting lineup. I have know idea what this club will do with Armonty Bryant. He's been a non-factor this entire training camp and preseason, and has a four-game suspension to start the year.

Outside Linebacker

Pos Player Plays % Stats
OLB Paul Kruger 31 45% 2 assists (2 combined).
OLB Joe Schobert 24 35% 2 tackles (2 combined).
OLB Cam Johnson 17 25% 1 tackle (1 combined).
OLB Nate Orchard 11 16% 2 QH.

Nate Orchard got two hits on the quarterback, and overall, this is a very low percentage utilization at outside linebacker. I know we got rid of Barkevious Mingo, but I'll have to review the tape so see who else was playing here; maybe it was Ogbah.

Inside Linebacker

Pos Player Plays % Stats
ILB Christian Kirksey 40 58% 5 tackles (5 combined).
ILB Demario Davis 40 58% 5 tackles (5 combined).
ILB Dominique Alexander 19 28% 1 assist (1 combined).
ILB Justin Tuggle 18 26% 4 tackles, 1 assist (5 combined). 1 TFL.
ILB Tank Carder 11 16% No stats registered.
ILB Scooby Wright 10 14% 1 assist (1 combined).

Christian Kirksey has looked solid this preseason. Demario Davis can be a thumper, but he's already been exposed several times as a liability in coverage. Justin Tuggle had a big spurt of plays he made in a short period of time, but I don't know if that will catapult him up the depth chart.

Safety

Pos Player Plays % Stats
S Ibraheim Campbell 37 54% 5 tackles (5 combined).
S Derrick Kindred 22 32% 2 tackles (2 combined).
S Rahim Moore 19 28% 1 tackle (1 combined).
S Jordan Poyer 18 26% 1 tackle (1 combined).
S Sean Baker 12 17% No stats registered.
S Pierre Desir 10 14% No stats registered.
S Don Jones 10 14% 1 tackle (1 combined).
S Tim Scott 7 10% No stats registered.

Derrick Kindred saw some early playing time, so it seems as though the starting safety situation isn't quite settled yet. I continue to like what Ibraheim Campbell brings from a tackling perspective, and I'm sure Rahim Moore is in the mix too.

Cornerback

Pos Player Plays % Stats
CB Jamar Taylor 39 57% 2 tackles (2 combined). 1 pass defended.
CB Tracy Howard 38 55% 5 tackles, 1 assist (6 combined).
CB Charles Gaines 30 43% 1 pass defended. 1 FR.
CB Justin Gilbert 26 38% 1 tackle (1 combined). 1 pass defended.
CB Eric Patterson 21 30% 3 tackles (3 combined). 1 pass defended.
CB Joe Haden
19 28% 1 tackle (1 combined).
CB Mikell Everette 12 17% No stats registered.

Mike Evans beat Justin Gilbert and Jamar Taylor for big plays. Vincent Jackson beat Tracy Howard on a play. Speaking of Howard, with Tramon Williams out, he saw some playing time as early as the second quarter. He made two nice tackles against the run, which is something that should stand out on tape. Joe Haden played 19 snaps and then exited for the rest of the game.