|Myles Garrett||48||81%||1 tackle (1 combined). 1 TFL, 1 QH, 1 FR.|
|Olivier Vernon||42||71%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined).|
|Sheldon Richardson||36||61%||1 assist (1 combined).|
|Larry Ogunjobi||32||54%||3 tackles, 1 assist (4 combined). 1 TFL. 1 FF.|
|Adrian Clayborn||32||54%||2 tackles (2 combined). 1 sack, 2 TFL, 1 QH.|
|Jordan Elliott||26||44%||No stats registered.|
|Vincent Taylor||12||20%||2 tackles (2 combined).|
|Porter Gustin||11||19%||1 assist (1 combined).|
- How is this for a great performance in a contract year? Larry Ogunjobi had a monster performance and was the highest-graded defender in the NFL for Week 1:
- I liked what I saw from DE Adrian Clayborn from a pass-rushing perspective. His impact will be even more evident against less mobile quarterbacks.
- Although Myles Garrett had one notable drive, it was too quiet of a performance for a guy who is one of the highest-paid defenders in NFL history. Remember, every week, the bar should be extremely high for him.
|Sione Takitaki||54||92%||5 tackles, 2 assists (7 combined). 1 QH.|
|B.J. Goodson||49||83%||5 tackles, 4 assists (9 combined).|
|Malcolm Smith||19||32%||2 tackles, 1 assist (3 combined). 1 TFL.|
|Jacob Phillips||12||20%||1 tackle (1 combined).|
|Tae Davis||10||17%||No stats registered.|
- I thought Sione Takitaki played an OK game, and it’s hard to judge any of the linebackers too harshly right now, especially after facing a guy like Lamar Jackson in Week 1. It hurt that rookie Jacob Phillips left with an injury early on.
|Denzel Ward||59||100%||3 tackles (3 combined).|
|Terrance Mitchell||59||100%||3 tackles, 1 assist (4 combined).|
|Tavierre Thomas||28||47%||3 tackles, 1 assist (4 combined). 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 QH.|
- The Browns sorely missed having a reliable nickelback against the Ravens. Tavierre Thomas played half the game, and he didn’t look the part, which makes sense given that his role is usually on special teams. I was surprised that the team had M.J. Stewart active, but did not have him as the nickelback over Thomas. Thomas did have a sack off of a blitz.
- Denzel Ward and Terrance Mitchell didn’t seem to be targeted too much, which was to be expected.
|Andrew Sendejo||59||100%||4 tackles (4 combined).|
|Karl Joseph||59||100%||3 tackles, 2 assists (5 combined).|
|Ronnie Harrison||2||3%||No stats registered.|
- I was not happy with the Browns’ safety play. With Grant Delpit out for the year, I wasn’t surprised to see Cleveland go with veteran Andrew Sendejo for experience, but I hope he is used in more of a reserve role in the future.
- Sheldrick Redwine showed a lot of potential at the end of last season, and to see him get zero snaps at safety, knowing that Sendejo and Karl Joseph are not exceptional players, was discouraging. Cleveland’s defense allowed tight end Mark Andrews to beat them twice for touchdowns.
- Ronnie Harrison saw 2 snaps, but his usage should see an uptick soon too.