Nov 072012

Last week: 28 (+0)

Record: 2-7

Once again the Browns played a team close and came up short this week. Against Baltimore, they actually scored more frequently than the Ravens, scoring 5 field goals, which Baltimore just scored 4 times, though they got 3 touchdowns and a field goal. The Browns imploded once they got into field goal range thanks to some bad play calling. They also had a touchdown wiped off the board by a penalty.

They’ve been competitive in every game. They led the Giants 14-0 early before losing 41-27. All of the rest of their games have been decided by 10 points or less and in several games they were one play away from winning. Josh Gordon dropped an easy touchdown in a 4 point loss to the Colts and Greg Little did the same in a 7 point loss to the Ravens in their first meeting.

They have some nice pieces, but you have to wonder if Head Coach Pat Shurmur will make it to next season with a new ownership and front office coming in. I still think they’re not a team to be taken lightly going forward, much like the Dolphins last season, who started 0-7, but finished 6-3. Their schedule gives them two easy home games against Washington and Kansas City and a winnable road game in Oakland in the 2nd part of their schedule after their bye.


LT Joe Thomas: Didn’t allow a pressure on 44 pass block snaps, run blocked for 2 yards on 1 attempt

LG John Greco: Didn’t allow a pressure on 44 pass block snaps, run blocked for 1 yards on 2 attempts, 1 penalty

C Alex Mack: Allowed 1 quarterback hit on 44 pass block snaps, run blocked for 51 yards on 11 attempts

RT Mitchell Schwartz: Allowed 2 quarterback hurries 44 pass block snaps, run blocked for 5 yards on 2 attempts

CB Sheldon Brown: Allowed 1 catch for 5 yards on 4 attempts, 3 solo tackles, 1 stop

LOLB Kaluka Maiava: Didn’t allow a catch on 1 attempt, 1 pass deflection, 4 solo tackles, 3 stops, 1 penalty

SS TJ Ward: Didn’t allow a catch on 1 attempt, 3 solo tackles, 2 assists, 2 stops, 1 penalty

LE Jabaal Sheard: 1 sack and 1 quarterback hurry on 23 pass rush snaps, 6 solo tackles, 1 assist, 5 stops


QB Brandon Weeden: 20 of 37 for 176 yards and 2 interceptions, 4 throw aways, 2 drops, 61.4 adjusted QB rating, pressured on 12 of 40 drop backs (1 sack, 1 scramble, 3 of 10, 2 interceptions, 3 throw aways, 1 drop)

RB Trent Richardson: Rushed for 105 yards (55 after contact) on 25 carries, 6 broken tackles, 1 fumble, allowed 1 quarterback hurry on 4 pass block snaps, caught 6 passes for 31 yards on 8 attempts, 1 drop

FB Alex Smith: Caught 3 passes for 8 yards on 4 attempts, 3.0 YAC per catch, 1 drop, allowed 1 quarterback hurry on 9 pass block snaps

WR Josh Gordon: Caught 2 passes for 38 yards on 3 attempts, 1.5 YAC per catch, 2 penalties

TE Jordan Cameron: Didn’t catch a pass on 2 attempts on 12 pass snaps, 1 interception when thrown to, 1 penalty

CB Joe Haden: Allowed 5 catches for 88 yards and a touchdown on 8 attempts, 1 pass deflection, 4 solo tackles, 1 penalty

  6 Responses to “Cleveland Browns: Week 10 NFL Power Rankings (#28)”

  1. When Weeden is getting 4 to 7 seconds to get off a play, and when most often he is dealing with 5 to 7 seconds, it’s a liitle strange to talk about “quarterback hurries”.

    With Weeden holding the ball so long and the line doing an extraordinary job of protecting him, it would be more accurate to forget the term “qb hurry” and use instead “qb waiting until next week.”

    • Weeden is tied for 7th with 3 others in terms of time from snap to attempt, which is bad, but not horrific. However, he’s 24th in terms of time from snap to sack. On the sacks he’s taken this year, he’s held the ball for just 2.84 seconds before getting sacked. Weeden isn’t blameless, but the offensive line isn’t either, so I don’t think quarterback hurry is an inappropriate statistic to use in this instance.

  2. Do you have a link for those times to the one-hundredth of a second?

    Weeden is sacked fewer times than over half of the league and a couple of what were called sacks were cases where he tripped over his own feet in the 2nd game of the season.

    The offensive line is doing a great job of protecting Weeden, not as good at run blocking, but they have been told to do anything to keep pressure off of Weeden and even take holding calls if they have to.

    As for times, I did the 1001, 1002, 1003 . . . after I had matched my counting with the second hand of my watch. I was amazed how much time he was getting over the normal 4 seconds a QB should use to release the ball.

    And because I was so surprised by the time, I checked the time for several other QBs and they all were releasin within 4 seconds. There’s no way Weeden is being hurried to get off a pass. He needs to speed it up a little.

    • you have to pay to get the information. on the few sacks he’s taken, they’ve been fast. i’ll agree the Browns offensive line has pass protected well this season (3rd in pass blocking efficiency), but that doesn’t mean weeden has never been hurried. hurries are a stat just like sacks. even the best offensive lines will surrender them. weeden is also doing a good job taking a sack on just 14% of pressured snaps, 6th in the NFL.

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