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Mid-Year Snap Count Review

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Who has stock that is rising and who has stock that is falling?

As usual this is going to be mostly graphs and tables (for those who are color-blind) with a minimum of prose.

Offense

Offensive line

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).

Wide Receivers

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.

Defense

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.

Linebackers

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.

Defensive Backs

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.

Offensive Line
Player Pos OFF
Matt Paradis C 100.0%
Max Garcia G 100.0%
Michael Schofield T 100.0%
Russell Okung T 97.6%
Donald Stephenson T 49.7%
Ty Sambrailo T 34.0%
Darrion Weems T 21.1%
James Ferentz C 0.4%

Wide Receivers
Player Pos OFF
Emmanuel Sanders WR 83.7%
Demaryius Thomas WR 80.6%
Jordan Norwood WR 52.1%
Cody Latimer WR 20.7%
Jordan Taylor WR 19.6%
Bennie Fowler WR 19.6%

RBs and TEs
Player Pos OFF
C.J. Anderson RB 58.0%
Virgil Green TE 41.8%
Andy Janovich FB 35.5%
Devontae Booker RB 34.6%
John Phillips TE 27.9%
Jeff Heuerman TE 18.1%
Kapri Bibbs RB 4.8%
Juwan Thompson RB 0.2%

Player Pos DEF
Jared Crick DE 79.4%
Derek Wolfe DE 71.8%
Sylvester Williams NT 55.5%
Billy Winn DE 28.5%
Darius Kilgo NT 12.9%
Adam Gotsis DE 10.4%

Player Pos DEF
Von Miller LB 77.8%
Brandon Marshall LB 71.7%
Shane Ray LB 65.3%
Todd Davis LB 63.0%
Shaquil Barrett LB 38.2%
Corey Nelson LB 26.1%
DeMarcus Ware LB 12.5%
Dekoda Watson LB 7.0%
Zaire Anderson LB 1.6%

Defensive Backs POS DEF
T.J. Ward SS 96.7%
Darian Stewart FS 96.3%
Chris Harris CB 95.6%
Aqib Talib CB 78.2%
Bradley Roby CB 58.3%
Will Parks SS 25.2%
Justin Simmons FS 15.9%
Lorenzo Doss CB 7.2%
Kayvon Webster CB 5.3%
Shiloh Keo SS 0.2%

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?