Cleveland Browns studs and duds from Week 10 victory over Bills
Dud: T.J. Carrie
T.J. Carrie has been utilized as Cleveland’s fifth defensive back and nickel corner, and for the most part, has excelled in the role. But that was not the case against the Bills as Carrie struggled to limit the Buffalo receivers.
Buffalo’s receivers excel at using their quickness off their releases to get a step on defenders, and Carrie struggled to contain that. Even when playing off coverage, Carrie could not react quick enough to close windows for Allen to throw into.
Carrie finished the game with four total tackles and one pass defensed. However, Carrie was being beat on releases by both receivers and running backs and became a liability in the nickel. He also allowed a key third down catch to Cole Beasley.
For most of the season Carrie has been reliable in coverage. He is generally on the hip of the receiver and has made plays on the ball. But the Bills were able to get space on Carrie and beat him several times.
Cleveland’s secondary has been on and off for most of the season. Carrie fell victim to having a down game and could not keep up with the Bills receivers. Luckily for the Browns, the Bills receivers were unable to take advantage of the separation they were gaining.