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Cleveland Browns @ New York Jets – 9/16 8:15 ET
Zac Stempler, SIS Football Video Scout, on the Jets:
There are numerous question marks for the Jets going into this game. The offensive line looked like Swiss cheese in week 1, letting up four sacks. Ryan Kalil will hopefully be another week along in his progress learning the offense and prove to be the anchor of the line. However, the offensive line will have its hands full, especially tackles Kelvin Beachum and Brandon Shell having to face Myles Garrett. How much can we expect from newly acquired Demaryius Thomas who should be taking over the second outside receiver position with Quincy Enunwa being deemed out for the season?
On defense, Quinnen Williams and C.J. Mosley both got dinged up in the opener. As of now Mosley is expected to play, but Williams is more up in the air. Both players will benefit from an extra rest day, as the Jets play on Monday night. The Jets corners will have to step up this week after a poor performance against one of the worst receiver rooms in the league.
Jets Cornerback’s Performance in Week 1
Sales Pinckney, SIS Football Video Scout, on the Browns:
First and foremost the Browns need to limit penalties that derailed offensive drives and kept drives alive for the Titans in week 1.
Offensively the Browns line needs to do a better job of protecting Baker Mayfield, who never seemed to get completely comfortable in the pocket. Mayfield also needs to do a better job this week of not forcing passes and creating unnecessary turnovers. Efficiency on third down should also be improved. Look for Nick Chubb to get more touches in the run game and expect big games from the Browns receivers against a questionable Jets secondary.
The Browns pass rush did a good job of pressuring the QB, and overall outside of two big plays for touchdowns the Titans passing game was held relatively in check. Limiting big plays was the main problem for the Brown defense in week 1.
When they managed to force a third Down, the Browns were very efficient at getting off the field. Expect the Browns defensive line to have another successful week of QB pressures, and the secondary to buckle down with Sam Darnold sidelined due to mono. Keep an eye on Le’Veon Bell as the Browns try to bounce back from giving up a big day to Derrick Henry.
Browns Defensive Line Performance Week 1