Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on defense for the Cleveland Browns’ Week 6 game against the New England Patriots.
|DL||Myles Garrett||50||71%||3 tackles, 2 assists (5 combined). 2 sacks, 2 TFL, 1 QH, 1 FF.|
|DL||Jordan Elliott||50||71%||1 tackle, 1 assist (2 combined).|
|DL||Taven Bryan||45||64%||1 assist (1 combined).|
|DL||Alex Wright||40||57%||2 tackles (2 combined).|
|DL||Perrion Winfrey||34||49%||2 assists (2 combined).|
|DL||Isaac Rochell||32||46%||3 tackles (3 combined). 1 TFL.|
|DL||Tommy Togiai||28||40%||1 QH.|
|DL||Isaiah Thomas||19||27%||No stats registered.|
- Myles Garrett became the Browns’ all-time sack leader and was also the team’s highest-graded player in Week 6, grading out to a 93.9. Garrett played an outstanding game, including as a run defender.
- They still had plenty of issues, but I thought everyone (including the defensive line) was focused on stopping the run. The playing time distribution was what you'd expect.
|LB||Jacob Phillips||70||100%||4 tackles, 6 assists (10 combined).|
|LB||Sione Takitaki||51||73%||4 tackles, 1 assist (5 combined). 1 TFL.|
|LB||Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah||33||47%||1 tackle, 5 assists (6 combined).|
|LB||Justin Kunaszyk||4||6%||1 assist (1 combined).|
- The big surprise this week was that Sione Takitaki played a ton of reps, seemingly taking over for Jeremiau Owusu-Koramoah. Head coach Kevin Stefanski was asked about the switch, and he said they had Takitaki as the guy who would defend the run better.
|CB||Greg Newsome||66||94%||3 tackles, 1 assist (4 combined).|
|CB||Martin Emerson||66||94%||6 tackles (6 combined). 2 passes defended.|
|CB||Greedy Williams||37||53%||1 assist (1 combined).|
|CB||A.J. Green||1||1%||No stats registered.|
- The Browns’ cornerbacks didn’t have their best day, but rookie Martin Emerson has been a bit of a bright spot this season. He was the third-best graded defender by PFF, grading out to a 71.7.
- Greg Newsome and Greedy Williams were both flagged for penalties duing the game.
|S||Grant Delpit||70||100%||5 tackles, 2 assists (7 combined). 1 pass defended.|
|S||John Johnson||69||99%||3 tackles, 3 assists (6 combined). 1 TFL, 1 fumble recovery.|
|S||Ronnie Harrison||5||7%||No stats registered.|
- John Johnson III continues to be the best player in the secondary. He was the team’s second-highest graded player by PFF, grading out to an 83.9.
- Grant Deplit had some early nice hits, but everyone will remember him falling down and yielding a wide open touchdown. I am still champining a bit to get Ronnie Harrison back out there.