Browns Week 6 snap counts: Delpit, McKinley, Newsome snaps limited

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The Cleveland Browns didn’t seem to belong on the same field as the Arizona Cardinals in Week 6. The 37 – 14 score tells the tale but the game didn’t seem that close for most of it except for a time after the hail mary touchdown that cut the lead to nine at halftime.

The lack of their top three tackles and Nick Chubb significantly impacted the run game while the defense didn’t look capable of keeping the game low scoring, only forcing two punts.

Baker Mayfield was uncomfortable in the pocket all day turning the ball over twice, one interception and one fumble. His hail mary heave helped bump his overall numbers up but his play was lacking even before hurting his shoulder again.

With a short week, Kareem Hunt possibly significantly injured and a whole host of questions for the team to answer, the next few days could lead to a lot of soul-searching.

Taking a look at the snap counts could be a part of that soul-searching process especially on the defensive side of the ball.

Offensive Snap Counts

With Odell Beckham Jr. missing some time due to getting his shoulder injured, it is not surprising to see him in on only 54% of the snaps. Seeing Hunt at 69% of the snaps with D’Ernest Johnson and Demetric Felton each only have 12 snaps calls in to question the top back’s use after being injured all week.

With Andy Janovich on the injured reserve, the Browns only used their replacement fullback, Johnny Stanton for two snaps on offense.

Only 59 total snaps for the Cleveland offense on Sunday, compared to Arizona’s 75.

  • B Hance G 59 100%

  • J Hudson T 59 100%

  • J Bitonio G 59 100%

  • W Teller G 59 100%

  • J Tretter C 59 100%

  • B Mayfield QB 55 93%

  • D Peoples-Jones WR 46 78%

  • A Hooper TE 44 75%

  • K Hunt RB 41 69%

  • R Higgins WR 37 63%

  • O Beckham WR 32 54%

  • A Schwartz WR 26 44%

  • D Njoku TE 26 44%

  • H Bryant TE 17 29%

  • D Felton RB 12 20%

  • D Johnson RB 12 20%

  • C Keenum QB 4 7%

  • J Stanton FB 2 3%

Defensive Snap Counts

It is on the defensive side of the ball that some of the most interesting snap counts come. Greg Newsome II, coming back from a calf injury, only played 21 snaps. Jadeveon Clowney, coming back from knee and elbow injuries, played in 58 snaps while his backup, Takk McKinley, only played in 26.

Perhaps the most surprising is that Grant Delpit only played in 9 snaps for the Browns defense while the other two safeties both played all 75 snaps.

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah has seemingly taken over as Cleveland’s every-down linebacker while Anthony Walker is the only other second-level defender to get a lot of snaps.

  • J Johnson FS 75 100%

  • R Harrison SS 75 100%

  • D Ward CB 75 100%

  • T Hill CB 69 92%

  • J Owusu-Koramoah LB 64 85%

  • A Walker LB 59 79%

  • J Clowney DE 58 77%

  • M Jackson DT 54 72%

  • G Williams CB 54 72%

  • M Garrett DE 53 71%

  • M McDowell DT 46 61%

  • T McKinley DE 26 35%

  • S Day DT 22 29%

  • G Newsome CB 21 28%

  • J Elliott DT 21 28%

  • J Jackson DE 13 17%

  • S Takitaki LB 10 13%

  • G Delpit SS 9 12%

  • E Lee LB 7 9%

  • M Wilson LB 7 9%

  • I Odenigbo DE 7 9%

Special Teams Snap Counts

With Owusu-Koramoah taking more defensive snaps, his time on special teams continues to be low compared to earlier in the season. Interestingly, many defensive starters saw the field for special teams this week.

Herb Miller, brought up from the practice squad, saw a lot of time on special teams along with rookies Richard LeCounte and Tony Fields.

  • H Miller CB 14 61%

  • R LeCounte FS 12 52%

  • T Fields LB 12 52%

  • J Gillan P 4 17%

  • C Hughlett LS 4 17%

  • C McLaughlin K 4 17%

  • A Taylor T 2 9%

  • H Froholdt G 2 9%

  • M Dunn G 2 9%

  • B Hance G 2 9%

  • J Hudson T 2 9%

  • J Bitonio G 2 9%

  • W Teller G 2 9%

  • D Peoples-Jones WR 8 35%

  • A Schwartz WR 8 35%

  • H Bryant TE 12 52%

  • D Felton RB 14 61%

  • J Stanton FB 12 52%

  • J Johnson FS 9 39%

  • R Harrison SS 9 39%

  • D Ward CB 7 30%

  • T Hill CB 2 9%

  • J Owusu-Koramoah LB 4 17%

  • A Walker LB 9 39%

  • J Clowney DE 5 22%

  • M Jackson DT 3 13%

  • M Garrett DE 6 26%

  • M McDowell DT 2 9%

  • T McKinley DE 3 13%

  • S Day DT 5 22%

  • G Newsome CB 7 30%

  • J Elliott DT 4 17%

  • S Takitaki LB 13 57%

  • G Delpit SS 14 61%

  • E Lee LB 21 91%

  • M Wilson LB 12 52%

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