Browns Week 1 snap count: Defense only on field for 53 snaps

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The Cleveland Browns took care of business on Sunday in their Week 1 matchup with the Carolina Panthers. It wasn’t a beautiful display of football but that should not have been expected given the way the team decided to prepare in preseason games. QB Jacoby Brissett looked off and the secondary had multiple missed coverages that resulted in big plays.

In the end, the record book will show that the Browns are 1-0 to start the year with a chance to go 2-0 against the New York Jets in Week 2.

The positive stories from Week 1 revolve around Nick Chubb, Cade York and Kareem Hunt.

Now a quick look at the team’s snap counts from yesterday and anything interesting we can take from them:

Offense

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A few things stand out when looking at the offense. First, Anthony Schwartz and David Bell were on the field about the same amount. Second, OL Michael Dunn played 11 snaps as the team’s third tight end with newcomer Jesse James getting just five offensive snaps.

Finally, Chubb and Hunt kept each other fresh by basically splitting the carries between the two. Very healthy balance if the team can keep it going all year long.

  • J Hudson T 80 100%

  • J Wills T 80 100%

  • J Bitonio G 80 100%

  • W Teller G 80 100%

  • J Brissett QB 80 100%

  • E Pocic C 80 100%

  • D Njoku TE 71 89%

  • D Peoples-Jones WR 66 82%

  • A Cooper WR 66 82%

  • K Hunt RB 45 56%

  • N Chubb RB 42 52%

  • H Bryant TE 38 48%

  • A Schwartz WR 23 29%

  • D Bell WR 22 28%

  • D Felton RB 11 14%

  • M Dunn G 11 14%

  • J James TE 5 6%

Defense

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With their ability to either get quick stops or to give up big plays, Cleveland’s defense wasn’t on the field a ton in Week 1. They should be pretty fresh for Week 2.

The limited snaps also allowed many players to be on the field for 75% or more of the defense’s snaps. Tommy Togiai made an impact on back-to-back plays despite only playing a total of eight snaps.

Rookies Martin Emerson and Alex Wright got a good number of reps in their first game in the NFL and both played well during their time.

  • G Delpit SS 53 100%

  • J Johnson FS 52 98%

  • G Newsome CB 48 91%

  • J Owusu-Koramoah LB 45 85%

  • M Garrett DE 45 85%

  • D Ward CB 45 85%

  • J Clowney DE 44 83%

  • T Bryan DT 44 83%

  • M Emerson DB 42 79%

  • J Elliott DT 41 77%

  • A Walker LB 36 68%

  • R Harrison SS 22 42%

  • J Phillips LB 20 38%

  • A Wright DE 17 32%

  • S Takitaki LB 10 19%

  • T Togiai DT 8 15%

  • I Rochell DE 6 11%

  • P Winfrey DT 5 9%

Special Teams

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A lot of special teams snaps from some key defenders including safeties Grant Delpit and John Johnson III. Interesting to note that DE Chase Winovich didn’t get any snaps on defense after missing so much time with a hamstring injury but was in on seven special teams snaps.

Elevated from the practice squad, LB Jordan Kunszyk joined fellow linebacker Tony Fields II on the field for a majority of the special teams plays. A couple of the backups in the secondary, D’Anthony Bell and Herb Miller, were also on the field for 22 special teams snaps.

J Hudson T 6 19%
J Wills T 6 19%
J Bitonio G 6 19%
W Teller G 6 19%
H Bryant TE 10 31%
A Schwartz WR 2 6%
D Bell WR 2 6%
D Felton RB 10 31%
M Dunn G 6 19%
J James TE 5 16%
G Delpit SS 10 31%
J Johnson FS 8 25%
G Newsome CB 3 9%
J Owusu-Koramoah LB 10 31%
M Garrett DE 4 12%
D Ward CB 4 12%
J Clowney DE 4 12%
T Bryan DT 4 12%
M Emerson DB 9 28%
J Elliott DT 10 31%
A Walker LB 8 25%
R Harrison SS 11 34%
J Phillips LB 10 31%
A Wright DE 5 16%
S Takitaki LB 26 81%
T Fields LB 22 69%
J Kunaszyk LB 22 69%
D Bell DB 22 69%
H Miller CB 22 69%
A Green CB 20 62%
C York K 14 44%
J Ford RB 12 38%
C Hughlett LS 10 31%
C Bojorquez P 10 31%
C Winovich DE 7 22%
H Froholdt G 6 19%

Story originally appeared on Browns Wire