As usual this is going to be mostly graphs and tables (for those who are color-blind) with a minimum of prose.
Matt Paradis has played 100% of our offensive snaps. James Ferentz is playing as a FB in the three snaps he has had this year so I am not including him in this plot (or any plot).
In our current two-game winning streak we are not using three WRs very much.
Running Backs and Tight Ends
Our offense seems to function best with Virgil Green and Andy Janovich both on the field.
Defensive Ends and Nose Tackles
Gotsis and Kilgo are getting used very sparingly so far. It would be nice if they were pushing the starters for playing time because I’m worried about Derek Wolfe and Jared Crick wearing down in the latter half of the season.
That light blue is Corey Nelson. To make that type of jump in playing time after having never played that much before and still perform at a high level is quite impressive.
Similar to Nelson, Lorenzo Doss made a huge an unexpected jump in playing time last game. However, unlike Nelson Doss had not been playing in spot duty during the year. He had mostly been a game-day inactive. Color me impressed with his performance on Sunday.
Here is the composite offensive and defensive snap % by position group for games 1-8.
|RBs and TEs|
Note that I did not include special teams snap %. I have the data if you want it, but I thought that it was not critical for this discussion.
Let me know what you think in the comments. Who needs to play more? Who less?