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Browns’ offensive snap counts, stats, and PFF notes: Week 16

DeShone Kizer is preventing the Browns’ offense from moving forward, and Crowell gets zero second-half carries.

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Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on offense for the Cleveland Browns' Week 16 game against the Chicago Bears.


Player Plays % Stats
Player Plays % Stats
DeShone Kizer 59 100% 18-of-36 for 182 yards, 2 INT. 3 rushes, 8 yards.
  • It was great to stack up DeShone Kizer and Mitchell Trubisky against each other in terms of development. While Trubisky still has a ways to go himself, he is much more polished than Kizer, working with what is honestly probably a lower-quality talent pool on offense.
  • PFF says that Kizer struggled on passes that were 10 or more yards downfield, going 1-for-10 for 35 yards and 1 interception. On passes shorter than that, he was 17-of-23 for 147 yards.

Running Back

Player Plays % Stats
Player Plays % Stats
Isaiah Crowell 31 53% 12 carries, 44 yards (3.7 YPC). 1 catch, -1 yard (4 targets).
Duke Johnson 29 49% 4 carries, 20 yards (5.0 YPC). 7 catches, 81 yards (7 targets).
Danny Vitale 5 8% No stats registered.
Matthew Dayes 1 2% 1 carry, 3 yards (3.0 YPC).
  • This is so bleeping ridiculous. Isaiah Crowell received 0 carries in the second half after getting 12 carries in the first half. In the second half, Duke Johnson had 2 carries. This was a 6-3 game at the half.
  • Duke Johnson carved the Bears’ defense up as a receiver, and a set a franchise record for most receptions by a Browns running back. He’s on pace to finish the season with the team lead in receiving yards.

Wide Receiver

Player Plays % Stats
Player Plays % Stats
Corey Coleman 52 88% 1 catch, 3 yards (6 targets).
Josh Gordon 49 83% 2 catches, 19 yards (8 targets).
Rashard Higgins 43 73% 2 catches, 20 yards (3 targets). 1 fumble.
Ricardo Louis 9 15% 1 catch, 35 yards (1 target).
Sammie Coates 4 7% No stats registered.
  • Those who shake their head in disappointment at Corey Coleman and Josh Gordon, I would say “don’t.” I think that’s how bad DeShone Kizer is most of the time. He can’t time these guys up, the ball placement is terrible, etc.
  • Ricardo Louis made a nice catch-and-run on a deep post route before the end of the first half, setting up Cleveland’s lone score of the game. Rashard Higgins tried to make a highlight play, dodging tackles in open space, but ended up making a lowlight when he was tackled from behind and fumbled into the end zone.

Tight End

Player Plays % Stats
Player Plays % Stats
David Njoku 30 49% 1 catch, 13 yards (3 targets).
Seth DeValve 28 47% 3 catches, 12 yards (4 targets).
Randall Telfer 13 22% No stats registered.
Matt Lengel 1 1% No stats registered.
  • The tight ends came up empty again. Cleveland might have to re-evaluate this position again in 2018, but again, it’s so tough to evaluate these units with such abysmal quarterback play.

Offensive Line

Player Plays % Stats
Player Plays % Stats
Spencer Drango 59 100%
Joel Bitonio 59 100%
J.C. Tretter 59 100%
Kevin Zeitler 59 100%
Shon Coleman 59 100%
  • The Browns only yielded one sack, but allowed 10 quarterback hits. Per PFF, J.C. Tretter, Kevin Zeitler, and Shon Coleman each allowed 3 pressures. They note that Zeitler struggled with a grade of 32.3, with especially bad run blocking.

I’m getting more antsy to fire Hue Jackson by the second. John Dorsey will make a lot of fans if he does that, but it would prevent the team from being able to coach the Senior Bowl for the second year in a row.