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Here is how the snap counts were distributed on offense and defense for the Denver Broncos during their 16-0 victory over the Tennessee Titans.

Tennessee Titans v Denver Broncos Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

The game-day inactive players this game were unchanged relative to the previous game with the exception of Duke Dawson being added while Josey Jewell was active. The full inactives list included: Adam Gotsis, Bryce Callahan, Juwann Winfree, Troy Fumagalli, Duke Dawson, Ja’Wuan James, Calvin Anderson.

Offensive Snap Percentages

Player game 1 game 2 game 3 game 4 game 5 game 6
Dalton Risner 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Garett Bolles 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Connor McGovern 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Ronald Leary 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Joe Flacco 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Emmanuel Sanders 89% 93% 79% 80% 64% 40%
Courtland Sutton 89% 95% 89% 95% 84% 94%
Elijah Wilkinson 84% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Noah Fant 81% 66% 63% 73% 66% 65%
DaeSean Hamilton 77% 66% 58% 62% 52% 65%
Phillip Lindsay 53% 48% 56% 45% 46% 47%
Royce Freeman 47% 52% 49% 62% 54% 61%
Jeff Heuerman 33% 46% 49% 53% 61% 52%
Troy Fumagalli 16% 17% 11% 0% 0% 0%
Ja'Wuan James 16% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Tim Patrick 12% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Devontae Booker 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Andrew Beck 2% 9% 32% 5% 25% 18%
River Cracraft 0% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diontae Spencer 0% 2% 0% 4% 3% 8%
Juwann Winfree 0% 0% 14% 0% 0% 0%
Andy Janovich 0% 0% 0% 16% 31% 37%
Fred Brown 0% 0% 0% 5% 15% 15%

The five starters on the Denver Broncos OL played the whole game together. This is almost six complete games together as a unit. Getting more experience together as a group will only help this unit continue the improvement that I have seen relative to how they played in the first two games of the year.

We used Andy Janovich more in this game than we have in the previous two where he was healthy. His 23 snaps in this game almost matched his total (28) from the previous two games. Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay continued to split the RB snaps roughly 50/50 with Freeman getting 61% of the offensive snaps. We used both RBs on a handful of plays last game. We have had them both on the field for 14 offensive plays this year. Devontae Booker was the only offensive player to be active and get zero offensive snaps. Courtland Sutton was the opposite, hardly leaving the field on offense (he got 4 snaps of rest).

Emmanuel Sanders’ injury meant that he only played 40% of the offensive snaps. This did not translate into a large playing time increase for DaeSean Hamilton (52 up to 65%), Fred Brown (no change relative to game 5) or Diontae Spencer (3 up to 8%). It would appear that we used more two TE or FB sets in response to Sanders being out.

Noah Fant and Jeff Heuerman played 65% of 52% respectively while our 3rd active TE, Andrew Beck was down at 18%.

Besides Booker, the other two offensive players who did not get any offensive snaps were both offensive lineman, Austin Schlottman and Jake Rodgers.

Defensive Snap Percentages

Player game 1 game 2 game 3 game 4 game 5 game 6
Justin Simmons 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Josey Jewell 100% 100% 74% 25% 0% 0%
Isaac Yiadom 98% 100% 24% 1% 39% 19%
Kareem Jackson 98% 100% 98% 0% 100% 100%
Chris Harris 98% 100% 96% 100% 100% 100%
Von Miller 97% 95% 93% 88% 91% 89%
Bradley Chubb 90% 100% 98% 87% 0% 0%
Derek Wolfe 84% 85% 17% 56% 60% 66%
Corey Nelson 84% 56% 11% 26% 0% 0%
Shelby Harris 74% 67% 80% 59% 56% 54%
Adam Gotsis 57% 52% 78% 56% 0% 0%
Will Parks 50% 82% 72% 100% 23% 71%
Mike Purcell 29% 0% 0% 0% 29% 30%
DeMarcus Walker 22% 31% 43% 35% 19% 34%
Malik Reed 9% 5% 7% 28% 89% 89%
Justin Hollins 7% 0% 9% 40% 20% 11%
Trey Marshall 2% 10% 4% 2% 4% 0%
Dre'Mont Jones 0% 16% 24% 35% 36% 37%
Todd Davis 0% 0% 98% 100% 100% 100%
De'Vante Bausby 0% 0% 72% 100% 17% 0%
Duke Dawson 0% 0% 2% 60% 81% 0%
Alexander Johnson 0% 0% 0% 0% 93% 87%
Davontae Harris 0% 0% 0% 0% 44% 100%
Jeremiah Attaochu 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 11%

We had five “iron-men” this game, playing every defensive snap: Justin Simmons, Chris Harris, Kareem Jackson, Todd Davis and Davontae Harris. Davontae Harris was forced into heavy action last game when we lost De’Vante Bausby to injury. While he did get called for a penalty, he generally held up pretty well. I expect him to get picked on next week though if Duke Dawson can’t play.

Will Parks filled in at corner this week with the absence of Callahan, Dawson and Bausby. Jackson was allowed to stay exclusively at safety. This has made a big difference in the play of the defense in the last two games.

Von Miller and Malik Reed both played 62 of 70 defensive snaps with Justin Hollins and new addition, Jeremiah Attaochu, each playing the other eight snaps. Neither of our backup ILB’s got a defensive snap. When Alexander Johnson was off the field, we used a single ILB formation.

Our defensive lineman saw a very equitable distribution of playing time as Dre’Mont Jones and DeMarcus Walker would come in on obvious passing downs. Derek Wolfe appeared to be much more effective this game and that could have been a result of him being fresher because he only played 66% of the defensive snaps (he was in the 80 range in games one and two). Our defensive lineman who played limited snaps all made significant impacts, with the exception of Dre’Mont Jones. Here are the stats posted by our five rotational defensive lineman. The defensive line combined for 15 tackles (13 solo), seven TFL, five QB hits, 5.0 sacks and one PD on 155 combined snaps.

Player Snaps Total tackles Solo Asst TFL QB hits Sacks PD
Derek Wolfe 46 3 3 0 2 2 2.0 0
Shelby Harris 38 3 2 1 1 1 1.0 1
Dre'Mont Jones 26 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0
DeMarcus Walker 24 4 3 1 2 2 2.0 0
Mike Purcell 21 5 5 0 2 0 0.0 0
TOTAL 155 15 13 2 7 5 5.0 1

A bevy of defensive players did not get any defensive snaps: Josey Jewell, Corey Nelson, Trey Marshall, Joe Jones and the recently signed, Coty Sensabaugh.