Cleveland Browns: 3 defensive takeaways from the Week 6 loss

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Joe Schobert has career-high 12 tackles

When Joe Schobert was drafted not many experts predicted he’d have much of an impact in the NFL. However, Schobert has not only met those expectations but is now exceeding them quite easily.

He plays as if every snap will be his last and is all over the field on each play it seems. The motor on this kid is truly motivational and something the Browns have lacked for some time.

Despite the linebacker corps entering the season as the Brown’s strong point, they have been somewhat disappointing six games into 2017. Gregg Williams’ scheme certainly plays into this, though it has been a bit lackluster for Cleveland’s linebackers.

Of course, Jamie Collins missed a few games due to a concussion but much of the miscommunication resides with this group. Yes, Schobert has his mistakes and, at times, can be blatant. But the amount the Browns are asking from a player like Schobert is overboard for a second-year guy.

Having nose tackle Danny Shelton drop into coverage numerous times is not ideal (yes, this actually happened on Sunday).

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But Schobert’s ability to get from one side of the field to the other is an instinctive trait that not all players have. His continuous development is something Cleveland can work with and also makes the front office look better. Schobert after all was a high-accolade talent out of Wisconsin and it has certainly paid off.