|DL||Emmanuel Ogbah||43||81%||4 tackles, 1 assist (5 combined). 1 QH.|
|DL||Carl Nassib||33||62%||No stats registered.|
|DL||Trevon Coley||31||58%||1 assist (1 combined).|
|DL||Danny Shelton||24||45%||No stats registered.|
|DL||Nate Orchard||22||42%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined).|
|DL||Myles Garrett||19||36%||2 tackles (2 combined). 2 sacks, 2 TFL, 2 QH.|
|DL||Jamie Meder||16||30%||1 tackle (1 combined).|
|DL||Larry Ogunjobi||13||25%||1 tackle (1 combined).|
- The Browns’ defensive front delivered against the run again. The Jets finished the game with 18 rushes for 34 yards (1.9 YPC).
- DE Myles Garrett got fans excited by logging two sacks — one came on his first career snap in which he was unblocked, and the other came late as Josh McCown tried to run after the play broke down.
- Overall, though, PFF did not give Garrett a favorable grade in his debut. Brian Spoon tells us:
“Garrett (49.3 game grade) seemed to be on a pitch-count and noticeably favoring his ankle. He registered two sacks but was largely ineffective on other plays, earning a run defensive grade of just 45.2 and failing to make an impact any of his 13 other pass rushes.”
- PFF really liked the day that Jamie Meder had, generating two quarterback hits and one run stop in his limited snaps. Danny Shelton returned from a calf injury but did not crack the stat sheet.
|LB||Christian Kirksey||53||100%||4 tackles, 1 assist (5 combined). 1 TFL, 1 pass defended.|
|LB||Joe Schobert||53||100%||2 tackles (2 combined).|
|LB||James Burgess||45||85%||5 tackles, 1 assist (6 combined). 1 sack, 2 TFL, 2 QH, 1 pass defended.|
|LB||Deon King||3||6%||No stats registered.|
|LB||B.J. Bello||1||2%||No stats registered.|
- James Burgess led the team with 6 tackles, and also had 1 sack, 2 quarterback hits, and 1 pass defended. Jamie Collins should be back next week, but Burgess seems to be a player who will continue to be used in nickel situations.
- Deon King and B.J. Bello got in for some rare defensive snaps.
|CB||Jason McCourty||52||98%||4 tackles, 1 assist (5 combined). 1 INT, 2 passes defended, 1 FF.|
|CB||Jamar Taylor||52||98%||5 tackles (5 combined). 1 pass defended.|
|CB||Briean Boddy-Calhoun||36||68%||1 tackle (1 combined).|
- Jason McCourty continues to play out of his mind. He punched one football out for a fumble (but it went out of bounds), and he jumped a pass for the team’s only interception of the day. He also defended another pass. Per PFF, he was the highest-graded player on either team Sunday (91.6), and although he allowed some catches, it was only for 24 combined yards.
McCourty is now the 2nd highest graded CB in the league, trailing only Patrick Peterson. pic.twitter.com/DcHunPULe6— PFF CLV Browns (@PFF_Cleveland) October 9, 2017
|S||Jabrill Peppers||52||98%||1 tackle, 2 assists (3 combined).|
|S||Ibraheim Campbell||25||47%||2 tackles (2 combined).|
|S||Derrick Kindred||10||19%||1 tackle (1 combined).|
- The Browns utilized Jabrill Peppers in a pass-rushing role more than any other time this season (5 times). He was called for roughing the passer once, but it was a bogus call. The other time, he whiffed on Josh McCown.
- Cleveland opted to play Derrick Kindred on very few snaps, as Ibraheim Campbell saw a lot more playing time. Kindred was still credited as making the start.
One other big note from PFF:
- Gregg Williams had the Browns blitz on 21-of-35 pass plays (60% of the time), which is the most of any team in the NFL this year. Josh McCown handled it OK, though, and was 12-of-17 for 109 yards and 2 touchdowns.