Browns’ defensive snap counts

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Browns’ defensive snap counts

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[url=http://www.thebrownsfootballauthentic.com/joel-bitonio-jersey-authentic]http://www.thebrownsfootballauthentic.com/joel-bitonio-jersey-authentic[/url] , stats, and PFF notes: Week 2 Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on defense for the Cleveland Browns’ Week 2 game against the New Orleans Saints.Defensive LinePosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsWho would have guessed that the Browns would have delivered a solid defensive outing against QB Drew Brees, yet had a very quiet day from DE Myles Garrett. Besides one tackle for a loss near the end of the game, Garrett was held in check by Saints LT Terron Armstead. For the second week in a row, Garrett basically played the entire game.Larry Ogunjobi continues to be a beast. He played 88% of the snaps and registered two third-down sacks to end drives. He had a hat trick called off due to a questionable defensive holding penalty that was called on SS Derrick Kindred in the second half.PFF says Ogunjobi had 3 pressures, and earned the 4th-best mark among interior defenders this week in that category. However, they gave him a low run defense grade of 35.8.With DE Emmanuel Ogbah out, the team turned to DE Chris Smith, who played 58% of the snaps. DL Carl Davis and DL Anthony Zettel each made their debut with the club, and rookie DE Chad Thomas also saw action.LinebackerPosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsJoe Schobert was the third-highest graded Browns player on defense with a grade of 70.4. He and Jamie Collins each played every snap.With Christian Kirksey out, James Burgess made his 2018 debut, playing 61% of the snaps. After playing 51% of the snaps a week ago [url=http://www.thebrownsfootballauthentic.com/joe-schobert-jersey-authentic]http://www.thebrownsfootballauthentic.com/joe-schobert-jersey-authentic[/url] , rookie DE/LB Genard Avery was limited to just 32% of the snaps this week.CornerbackPosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsThe Browns didn’t allow the Saints’ receivers to go off per se, but besides the two fumbles forced by CB Terrance Mitchell, it was a productive enough day for their receivers.Per PFF, rookie CB Denzel Ward had a rough Week 2, logging an overall grade of 48.0. He was “targeted seven times, allowing seven completions for 71 yards, one touchdown, and a 148.3 passer rating.” They also say that Ward missed three tackles.One big change in Week 2 was that T.J. Carrie replaced Briean Boddy-Calhoun as the team’s nickelback. He was flagged for pass interference once to bring the ball to the 2 yard line. He also had a nice sack later on, coming through the line untouched.Despite being active, E.J. Gaines only saw a few snaps on special teams.SafetyPosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsThrough two games, we can definitely say that FS Damarious Randall was the most underrated addition of the offseason. He has a nose for the football, and despite often playing the deep role, is showing better instincts than SS Jabrill Peppers did in that role a year ago.Derrick Kindred played 62% of the snaps [url=http://www.thebrownsfootballauthentic.com/myles-garrett-jersey-authentic]Youth Myles Garrett Jersey[/url] , while Peppers was in for 55% of the snaps. Kindred was flagged for illegal contact in the fourth quarter, a ticky tack play that you’d like to see the officials not reach into their pocket on. Peppers was the Browns’ highest-graded defender in Week 2 with a grade of 74.7 Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has made an impact in his second year in the league.Garrett leads the Browns with eight sacks, which are the most by a Browns player through the first eight weeks of a season in franchise history. His 15 sacks in 19 career games are also the fourth-highest total by a Browns player in their first two seasons.Garrett, along with rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, has also taken a leadership role on the Browns, filling the void of former head coach Hue Jackson. It was just a few weeks ago that Garrett - rather than Jackson - spoke up about the lack of respect that NFL officials have shown the Browns this season.And it is safe to say that Garrett has no use for the redemption tour that his former head coach is embarking on in the wake of Jackson’s undeniable role in the 3-36-1 record the Browns posted on his watch, as Garrett pointed out to ohio.com on Friday:It has only been a few days, but Garrett has already seen a positive change from the team, according to 92.3 The Fan:Garrett and Mayfield, who talked earlier in the week about keeping the team together, have quickly become the type of leaders the Browns have been lacking for years, especially on the sidelines the past two-and-a-half seasons.Which means there may be hope for the Browns after all.