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Browns’ defensive snap counts, stats, and notes: Week 12 - JOK lights it up, while the DTs struggle

Myles Garrett also wasn’t as effective with only one shoulder.

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Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on defense for the Cleveland Browns’ Week 12 game against the Denver Broncos.

Week 12 Defensive Snap Counts

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Pos Player Plays % Stats
DL Myles Garrett 46 69% 2 tackles (2 combined). 1 TFL, 1 pass defended.
DL Dalvin Tomlinson 43 64% 1 tackle (1 combined).
DL Ogbo Okoronkwo 37 55% 2 tackles (2 combined). 1 TFL.
DL Maurice Hurst 32 48% 1 assist (1 combined).
DL Za'Darius Smith 31 46% 1 tackle (1 combined). 1 TFL, 1 QH.
DL Alex Wright 30 45% 2 assists (2 combined). 1 fumble recovery.
DL Shelby Harris 29 43% 2 assists (2 combined). 1 QH.
DL Jordan Elliott 27 40% 1 tackle (1 combined).
Pos Player Plays % Stats
LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah 60 90% 7 tackles, 5 assists (12 combined). 1 sack, 2 TFL, 1 QH, 1 FF.
LB Sione Takitaki 54 81% 6 tackles (6 combined).
LB Tony Fields 30 45% 2 tackles, 2 assists (4 combined).
LB Jordan Kunaszyk 13 19% No stats registered.
LB Matthew Adams 10 15% 1 assist (1 combined).
Pos Player Plays % Stats
CB M.J. Emerson 64 96% 1 tackle (1 combined).
CB Greg Newsome 58 87% 5 tackles, 2 assists (7 combined). 1 pass defended.
CB Mike Ford 34 51% 2 tackles, 2 assists (4 combined).
CB Kahlef Hailassie 2 3%
Pos Player Plays % Stats
S Grant Delpit 67 100% 3 tackles, 1 assist (4 combined). 1 TFL.
S Juan Thornhill 67 100% 6 tackles (6 combined). 1 QH.
S Ronnie Hickman 3 4% 1 tackle (1 combined).
  • DL: It sucked to see Myles Garrett’s shoulder hurting, limiting his impact on the game. To the credit of Alex Wright, he stepped up with a pretty solid game, grading out as the Browns’ third-ranked defender (74.8). He also alertly recovered a fumble in the first half. It was not a good day at all for the Browns’ defensive tackles, as Dalvin Tomlinson (43.2) and Jordan Elliott (49.5) both graded poorly. Much of Denver’s run game success came on runs right up the middle.
  • LB: With Anthony Walker out, we saw Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah look like a man on a mission. Sure enough, his PFF grade matched that, as he had a blowout grade of 93.6. The team needed his level of energy spread across the rest of the team. Sione Takitaki also played well for the third straight game, grading to a 69.0 by PFF. I know Jordan Kunaszyk had a big role this preseason before getting hurt, but the team might want to just ease him back on special teams for now; he was a liability in his few snaps, grading out to a 33.1, lowest on the team.
  • CB: Unfortunately, Greg Newsome wasn’t up to the task of defending Courtland Sutton, especially early on. PFF recognized his struggles and graded him a 43.7. With Denzel Ward and Cameron Mitchell out, we saw Mike Ford continue to get some reps on defense.
  • S: This seemed like one of the least impactful games from the safeties all season. My most disappointing player of the season continues to be Juan Thornhill. I thought he’d be an electric weapon in the preseason, but he hasn’t had any high-impact plays that I can recall in the regular season.