Browns’ defensive snap counts Cleveland Browns Hoodie , stats, and PFF notes: Preseason Week 1 Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on defense for the Cleveland PlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsNotes:Except for Emmanuel Ogbah making a mistake on Saquon Barkley’s big run to open the game, the defense played quite well on the night. Ogbah was also playing on the inside for some of his plays, and Dan Labbe of Cleveland.com noted one play in which Cleveland’s four defensive linemen were Ogbah, Myles Garrett, Carl Nassib, and Chris Smith (four defensive ends by trade).Nate Orchard had very active hands, coming away with three passes defended. It was like Nassib in past years. Maybe he is trying to wave his hand to the coaching staff to let them know he is still here.Rookie Chad Thomas did not play this week.LinebackerPosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsNotes:The Browns’ lone sack from the linebacker position came from Mychal Kendricks Customized Cleveland Browns Jerseys , who shot up the middle to drop Davis Webb. PFF says that Kendricks had 3 pass rushing snaps on Thursday night, and drew pressures on 2 of them.We saw Joe Schobert play 16 snaps, Christian Kirksey play 11 snaps, and Jamie Collins play 14 snaps. I think what I suspected is true; we’re not going to see both Schobert and Kirksey play every down this year.Rookie Genard Avery did not play this week. PFF approved of Jermaine Grace’s coverage abilities in the fourth quarter.CornerbackPosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsNotes:Denzel Ward and Terrance Mitchell started for the Browns, and I thought both played well enough for a first preseason game. Ward’s taunt is something I’ve seen before (briefly standing over a guy), but that one I kind of do understand why the officials flag it.T.J. Carrie saw the most playing time among the cornerbacks. How did he handle his “demotion?” Quite well, according to PFF, who “gave up gave up just one reception for seven yards on six targets,” the best among the Browns’ cornerbacks.SafetyPosPlayerPlays%StatsPosPlayerPlays%StatsNotes:The safeties weren’t tested very much this week www.authenticsclevelandbrowns.com , but it was nice to see Jabrill Peppers near the line and Damarious Randall close enough to an errant throw to where he could almost come away with a diving interception.Desmond Harrison can’t worry about being the next Joe Thomas The last time the Cleveland Browns opened the regular season without Joe Thomas as the starting left tackle was in 2006.That day against the New Orleans Saints, Kevin Shaffer was in his third and final year as the starting left tackle. Shaffer would start all 16 games that season before moving to right tackle the following season as Thomas began his Hall of Fame career. When the Browns take the field on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Desmond Harrison - an undrafted free agent who took a circuitous route to the NFL - will line up at what has been one of the club’s premiere positions for 37 of the franchise’s 72 years of existence.After attending four colleges, not playing for two years, finishing his collegiate career at West Georgia and failing a drug test at the combine, Harrison has seemingly seen it all.The one thing he has not seen, which is at the top of the most important list, is game action against an NFL team’s top defensive line. That test will come quickly on Sunday against the Steelers and Joel Bitonio, who is moving back to his regular position at left guard Cleveland Browns T-Shirt , was cautiously optimistic about Harrison on Friday, according to ESPN.com:It is a gamble on the Browns part to hand the starter’s role to Harrison given that he had so little time to prepare during training camp and the preseason. There are sure to be bumps along the way, but if everything his coaches and teammates are saying about him is true, Harrison and the Browns may come out of this on the right side of the ledger.Harrison can’t worry about being the next Joe Thomas, Doug Dieken or Lou Groza. He simply needs to keep working to be the best Desmond Harrison he can be.Which, in the end, might turn out to be more than good enough.