Browns studs and duds Week 10: Kareem Hunt, offensive line ineffective in loss to Miami

Browns, Kareem Hunt. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)
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The Cleveland Browns fell to 3-6 with a loss to the Miami Dolphins. The biggest surprise in the defeat was the ineffectiveness of Kareem Hunt and the offensive line.

There was some hope after their win over Cincinnati but that now feels like a lifetime ago as the Cleveland Browns were bullied by the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Miami won 39-17 and somehow, it felt as though it was an even larger deficit than that. The Dolphins were dominant on both sides of the ball, as Cleveland was simply pushed around.

Now at 3-6, they’re surely going to be focused on what needs to be changed to compete in 2023. As for us, we’ll look back at their latest loss and identify who stood out as both studs and duds.

Browns studs and duds Week 10

Browns, Grant Delpit. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

Stud: Grant Delpit, S

One of the many defensive players that has taken heat this season for Cleveland is safety Grant Delpit. Much of the criticism has been unfair since he’s been asked to play deep at times, which isn’t his strength.

This weekend, he wasn’t asked to do as much of this and his talent showed. Delpit was playing closer to the line of scrimmage and was delivering some impressive hits. One that stood out was their fourth-down stop in the red zone as Miami was trying to extend their 10-7 lead.

While the defense overall struggled, Delpit was one of the few bright spots, finishing with 10 tackles including one for a loss. Hopefully he can build upon this performance and get things headed in the right direction.

Dud: The Browns entire OL

Throughout the season, the Cleveland offensive line has been dominant but that wasn’t the case on Sunday. Throughout the day, the Miami defensive line was bullying them as Bradley Chubb, Christian Wilkins, and Melvin Ingram were camped in the backfield.

The biggest mistake came right after the two-minute warning in the first half. Both Jedrick Wills and Jack Conklin were beaten off the edge and Brissett was sacked on third down.

Miami scored to take a 17-7 lead into the break and they got the ball to start the third quarter as well. There was also no chance of breaking a big run in the final 27 seconds to consider going for a field goal as Wills and Conklin were each called for holding to close out the first half.

It never got easier as the run game was non-existent — outside of one 33-yarder from Nick Chubb — and Brissett never looked comfortable due to the pressure.