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Below [url=http://www.authenticsclevelandbrowns.com/cheap-emmanuel-ogbah-jersey]Youth Emmanuel Ogbah Jersey[/url] , 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, 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 [url=http://www.authenticsclevelandbrowns.com/cheap-kevin-zeitler-jersey]White Kevin Zeitler Jersey[/url] , 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, 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 74.7Scouting the Browns’ Preseason opponent: New York Giants - Our Q&A with Big Blue View On Thursday, the Cleveland Browns begin their preseason on the road against the New York Giants. To help preview a few topics from the Giants’ perspective, I reached out to Ed Valentine from Big Blue View and exchanged three questions with him. Enjoy!Chris: “Tell us a little about the biggest position battle the Giants have going on right now.”Ed: “The biggest position battle is probably at free safety next to Landon Collins. Darian Thompson, Curtis Riley, Andrew Adams and Michael Thomas have all gotten first-team reps. Veteran CB William Gay has also gotten a look there.”Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY SportsChris: “Pat Shurmur was named the Giants new head coach this offseason. How have fans and players taken to him in his first training camp?”Ed: “Players love Shurmur. I don’t know why it didn’t work out for him in Cleveland. He won 9 games there in 2 years [url=http://www.authenticsclevelandbrowns.com/cheap-larry-ogunjobi-jersey]Youth Larry Ogunjobi Jersey[/url] , and after the last 2 seasons he looks like a miracle worker. He’s honest, he’s genuine, he treats people with respect. All of those are upgrades over the last head coach.”Chris: “Tell us about one player on offense and one player on defense who Browns fans may not have heard of, but are players to watch on Thursday.”Ed: “This time of year is always about the young guys. On offense, you probably know about Davis Webb but he is the guy Giants fans will be watching closely. Is he the heir apparent to Eli Manning? On defense, third-round pick B.J. Hill has been a real surprise. He figured to be a backup nose tackle, instead he is a starting 5-tech DE in the 3-4.”This preseason Q&As are always fun for me to do because while I am much more concerned with how the Browns’ players will perform, I like having at least a baseline knowledge of the other teams’ primary competition and a few under-the-radar players.Their free safety position battle seems wide open, which might benefit WR Antonio Callaway if he were to play (stretching the field). At this point, who knows what the deal is with him.Ah, the good old days of Pat Shurmur. I’m sure he has actually learned a ton of valuable lessons from his time with the Browns. At this point, the “why was this coach bad?” starts to fade from memory a bit because we’ve had so many of them — all of the awfulness just blends together now.Thanks again to Ed for taking the time to answer our questions.