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Who played and who really didn’t for the Denver Broncos in that Thursday night meltdown?

Kansas City Chiefs v Denver Broncos Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images

The game-day inactives were almost identical to game 6 with one exception, Corey Nelson was inactive and Duke Dawson was active.

game 6 game 7
Adam Gotsis Adam Gotsis
Bryce Callahan Bryce Callahan
Juwann Winfree Juwann Winfree
Troy Fumagalli Troy Fumagalli
Duke Dawson Corey Nelson
Ja'Wuan James Ja'Wuan James
Calvin Anderson Calvin Anderson

Nelson had played a large role on special teams in games three through six. I don’t know if his absence led to (or contributed to) the poor punt coverage, but historically he has been a key contributor on defensive special teams.

Offensive Snap Percentages

Player game 1 game 2 game 3 game 4 game 5 game 6 game 7
Dalton Risner 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Garett Bolles 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Connor McGovern 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Ronald Leary 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Joe Flacco 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Emmanuel Sanders 89% 93% 79% 80% 64% 40% 88%
Courtland Sutton 89% 95% 89% 95% 84% 94% 96%
Elijah Wilkinson 84% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Noah Fant 81% 66% 63% 73% 66% 65% 72%
DaeSean Hamilton 77% 66% 58% 62% 52% 65% 66%
Phillip Lindsay 53% 48% 56% 45% 46% 47% 40%
Royce Freeman 47% 52% 49% 62% 54% 61% 63%
Jeff Heuerman 33% 46% 49% 53% 61% 52% 33%
Troy Fumagalli 16% 17% 11% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Ja'Wuan James 16% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Tim Patrick 12% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Devontae Booker 2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Andrew Beck 2% 9% 32% 5% 25% 18% 13%
River Cracraft 0% 6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Diontae Spencer 0% 2% 0% 4% 3% 8% 1%
Juwann Winfree 0% 0% 14% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Andy Janovich 0% 0% 0% 16% 31% 37% 19%
Fred Brown 0% 0% 0% 5% 15% 15% 9%

The OL played the whole game together again. This time around the opposing defense found a weakness (or three) and pressed that advantage(s) for the whole game. Elijah Wilkinson’s and Garett Bolles’ deficiencies were on full display and it appeared, at least on Thursday night, that we had the two worst starting tackles in the league.

Andy Janovich only got in on 13 offensive snaps this game, down from last game. Fred Brown (6 snaps) and Diontae Spencer (1 snap) both should expect to see more usage with the trade of Emmanuel Sanders. Spencer, who ran a 4.3 40 at his pro-day, is probably our best speed threat at wide receiver now that Sanders is playing in San Francisco.

Defensive Snap Percentages

Player game 1 game 2 game 3 game 4 game 5 game 6 game 7
Justin Simmons 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Josey Jewell 100% 100% 74% 25% 0% 0% 5%
Isaac Yiadom 98% 100% 24% 1% 39% 19% 5%
Kareem Jackson 98% 100% 98% 0% 100% 100% 95%
Chris Harris 98% 100% 96% 100% 100% 100% 95%
Von Miller 97% 95% 93% 88% 91% 89% 85%
Bradley Chubb 90% 100% 98% 87% 0% 0% 0%
Derek Wolfe 84% 85% 17% 56% 60% 66% 74%
Corey Nelson 84% 56% 11% 26% 0% 0% 0%
Shelby Harris 74% 67% 80% 59% 56% 54% 51%
Adam Gotsis 57% 52% 78% 56% 0% 0% 0%
Will Parks 50% 82% 72% 100% 23% 71% 28%
Mike Purcell 29% 0% 0% 0% 29% 30% 59%
DeMarcus Walker 22% 31% 43% 35% 19% 34% 51%
Malik Reed 9% 5% 7% 28% 89% 89% 87%
Justin Hollins 7% 0% 9% 40% 20% 11% 13%
Trey Marshall 2% 10% 4% 2% 4% 0% 5%
Dre'Mont Jones 0% 16% 24% 35% 36% 37% 25%
Todd Davis 0% 0% 98% 100% 100% 100% 95%
De'Vante Bausby 0% 0% 72% 100% 17% 0% 0%
Duke Dawson 0% 0% 2% 60% 81% 0% 36%
Alexander Johnson 0% 0% 0% 0% 93% 87% 69%
Davontae Harris 0% 0% 0% 0% 44% 100% 100%
Jeremiah Attaochu 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 11% 15%
Coty Sensabaugh 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 3%
Joseph Jones 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 5%

Justin Simmons and Davontae Harris were the only two players on the defense to play all of the defensive snaps. Chris Harris, Todd Davis and Kareem Jackson played 95% of them. Derek Wolfe played 74% of the defensive snaps which was the highest percentage that he has seen since game 2, but on a snap basis his 45 snaps were lower than what he played in game 4 (48 snaps) where he was only in on 56% of the defensive snaps. DeMarcus Walker got his heaviest utilization of the season and of his career in a game against the varsity team (he played at the end of the 2017 season when we played the KC JV team). Mike Purcell also got his heaviest utilization of the year - 36 snaps, almost totaling more than he had in the previous two games combined (41).

Duke Dawson, back from injury, was used on 36% of the defensive snaps. Josey Jewell and Isaac Yiadom were only used on 3 defensive snaps (5%). It says a great deal that two players who played 100% of the defensive snaps in game two hardly saw the field on defense in game seven. Alexander Johnson was used less in this past game than he was in the previous two (69%). This was probably part of KC’s gameplan - employ formations that would take him off the field.

Joseph Jones, also back from injury, saw his first defensive snaps of the season (3) in relief of Davis, who played the other 58.

Two relative newcomers played to give starters rest. Jeremiah Attaochu (15%) and Coty Sensabaugh (3% - 2 snaps). Justin Hollins (13%) got his normal eight snaps in relief of Malik Reed (87%) while Attaochu (15%) was in relief of Von Miller (85%). I find it interesting that Malik got more defensive snaps than Von (if only by one snap). Von gets triple-teamed on some plays. That takes a lot out of you.

Active players who got no offensive or defensive snaps

Devontae Booker kept up his streak here. He hasn’t taken a snap on offense since game one. Joining Booker on the offensive side were Jake Rodgers and Austin Schlottman. Every active defensive player got at least one defensive snap.