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, stats, and PFF notes: Week 2 Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on offense for the Cleveland Browns’ Week 2 game against the New Orleans Saints.QuarterbackPosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsLike it or not, what you’ve seen with Tyrod Taylor over the first two games is basically the type of quarterback you are going to see as long as he is the starter. He was at his best on Sunday throwing over the middle. His mid-range passes to either sideline were below average. I also love judging a quarterback based on ball placement — i.e. how easy they make it for the receiver to effortlessly catch a pass in stride. He’s not very good at that.I still appreciate the confident presence that Taylor provides for Cleveland, but I’d be lying if I said the other part of my brain was already pondering when a switch to Baker Mayfield could be coming.Running BackPosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsThis was very much the same type of distribution as last week for the running backs.If you would’ve told me that in two games, Duke Johnson only had 3 receptions, I would have started laughing to death in disbelief. But that is reality (although he did draw a pass interference flag in the end zone, setting up the Browns’ first touchdown).Nick Chubb had two good carries again. The offense seems to be in the middle of a good flow when he gets those touches over the first two weeks.Wide ReceiverPosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsThe Browns stayed with a three-man receiving group after the late news about Josh Gordon. It seems like Jarvis Landry had more catches than he did.Two of Antonio Callaway’s catches came in the final two minutes of the game. The speed he showed on that fourth down touchdown to haul it in by his fingertips? Oh my god. It reminded me of when we first got excited about Josh Gordon way back in 2012.Rashard Higgins had a drop, but is still getting involved in the offense regularly.Tight EndPosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsFor the second week in a row, the Browns just aren’t able to connect with David Njoku for a downfield play that would make him worthy of being a first-round pick. This week, one playaction pass was designed to get him on the deep fade, but pressure forced Taylor to overthrow it. He also dropped a pass Odell Beckham Jersey White
, and then was the intended target on Taylor’s interception in the fourth quarter.Darren Fells had a couple of catches on quick stick routes. Seth DeValve was out due to injury.Offensive LinePosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsThe Browns allowed 3 sacks and 4 quarterback hits on the day. If I recall correctly, there was not a single false start or hold on the unit all game, and Taylor usually had plenty of time to throw.Per PFF, Joel Bitonio and Kevin Zeitler combined to allow zero pressures. They also said that Saints rookie DE Marcus Davenport “showed some promise” against rookie LT Desmond Harrison.Browns’ Denzel Ward earns NFL Rookie of the Week honors Cleveland Browns youngster Denzel Ward, the No. 4 pick in last April’s draft, earned honors as the NFL’s top rookie for Week 1. Ward, 21, showed every reason why the Browns drafted him with so highly, playing reliably in both run and pass defense. He became the fourth-youngest player to record two interceptions in a game and finished with six total tackles.The award had some pretty strong competition, with No. 2 pick Saquon Barkley—106 yards rushing and one rushing touchdown—and No. 4 pick Sam Darnold—198 passing yards and two touchdowns—both finishing with strong debuts. Vikings Cornerback Mike Hughes and Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay were also in the running of the NFL.com voting poll.“It was nice to see [Ward] make plays, and it was also a big smile to my face of how comfortable he felt playing in the game,” defensive coordinator Gregg Williams said Friday. “He has some things he has to continue to improve.”Despite the remarkable debut Womens Myles Garrett Jersey
, the rookie allowed a back-shoulder touchdown to Antonio Brown. Yep, that guy. Although Ward played it nearly perfectly, Ben Roethlisberger was able to thread the needle, putting the ball inches—maybe millimeters—out of Ward’s reach as he reacted to the play.“We call that play – I am glad you said that – an earned play. That play was highly earned,” Williams said of the picture-perfect touchdown. “He was as good as you can almost be. “Just a small percentage point that he is usually able to separate the ball at the very end of the play.”In his first game, Ward balled out, and he came microscopically close to thwarting an excellent play between savvy veterans. Williams acknowledged them “earning” that score, and then said he hasn’t lost trust in his young corner and will continue to put him in those positions.There’s something to Ward’s reserved-but-confident demeanor. From the jump he has shown up saying very little while letting his play speak for itself.That play has so far surprised many who questioned his selection so high in the draft. Those people probably hadn’t seen him play before and didn’t understand the technical talent and physical skills he brings to the table.Those people are quickly becoming believers.The newer but just as deadly Drew Brees and Michael Thomas combo are up next, so we’ll see what the rookie has for an encore this Sunday in the dome.