Last year during the regular season, after each game, we would analyze how many snap counts every player on the team had. We will do the same thing this preseason, splitting the series up into offense, defense, and special teams breakdowns, starting with last night's game between the St. Louis Rams and the Cleveland Browns.
Because this is the preseason, you have to kind of understand the context of many of these snap count percentages. For example, it doesn't mean much that Miguel Maysonet saw more snaps than any other running back, because the third-team offense simply got a lot of plays late in the game. Game statistics are provided for each of the players.
|QB||Brian Hoyer||27||42%||10-of-14 for 100 yards, 1 TD. 1 carry, -4 yards.|
|QB||Brandon Weeden||23||36%||10-of-13 for 112 yards, 1 TD.|
|QB||Jason Campbell||14||22%||6-of-7 for 37 yards. 1 carry, 12 yards.|
Weeden saw one play in the second quarter, since it was the conclusion of a drive he was putting together. All three quarterbacks were quite accurate on the night, and no one committed a turnover.
|RB||Miguel Maysonet||21||33%||9 carries, 25 yards, 2.8 avg. 2 catches, 13 yards (2 targets).|
|RB||Brandon Jackson||18||28%||11 carries, 32 yards, 2.9 avg. 5 catches, 22 yards (5 targets).|
|RB||Dion Lewis||15||23%||5 carries, 12 yards, 2.4 avg. 3 catches, 22 yards, 1 TD (3 targets).|
|FB||Chris Ogbonnaya||14||22%||1 carry, 4 yards, 4.0 avg. 1 catch, 2 yards (2 targets).|
|FB||Owen Marecic||8||12%||No stats registered.|
The yards per carry average was not the greatest, with most of the backs averaging under 3 yards per carry. The positive is the success as receivers: of the three primary running backs, they were targeted 10 times and caught all 10 passes. The screen play was run effectively twice. No touches for Marecic, and Ogbonnaya had a drop. It's contagious -- being a fullback and dropping the ball.
|WR||Greg Little||23||36%||2 catches, 20 yards (4 targets). 1 carry, 1 yard.|
|WR||Josh Gordon||22||34%||2 catches, 27 yards (2 targets).|
|WR||Jordan Norwood||17||27%||1 catch, 9 yards (1 target).|
|WR||Josh Cooper||16||25%||2 catches, 19 yards (2 targets).|
|WR||Naaman Roosevelt||15||23%||0 catches (1 target).|
|WR||Travis Benjamin||14||22%||1 catch, 12 yards (1 target).|
|WR||Tori Gurley||12||19%||1 catch, 4 yards (1 target).|
|WR||Dominique Croom||9||14%||1 catch, 22 yards (2 targets).|
|WR||Davone Bess||7||11%||1 catch, 7 yards (1 target).|
|WR||Cordell Roberson||6||9%||1 catch, 26 yards, 1 TD (2 targets).|
|WR||Mike Edwards||4||6%||1 catch, 8 yards (1 target).|
Little played every snap that Weeden was in the game, meaning Gordon was not in for one of those plays (probably near the goal line if I had to guess). Bess saw action on third down and some three-receiver sets. Cooper had a stretch of consecutive catches. It seemed like Norwood had more production than he actually did. For Roberson being a guy I noticed in camp, he was at the bottom of the rep chart. He did have a touchdown, though. Croom made a nice snag. Roosevelt appears ahead of the undrafted players.
|TE||Kellen Davis||41||64%||0 catches (1 target).|
|TE||Jordan Cameron||20||31%||1 catch, 30 yards (2 targets).|
|TE||Gary Barnidge||16||25%||1 catch, 6 yards (2 targets).|
|TE||Dan Gronkowski||16||25%||No stats registered.|
|TE||Travis Tannahill||6||9%||No stats registered.|
Davis was tied for having the most snaps among offensive players in yesterday's game. He must have been used as an extra blocker, which is what he's known for. The Browns weren't pressured often, so I'll have to go back and see if he played a part in that. Cameron had a fastball go off his shoulders, but Little saved him. Not much action for the tight ends in the passing game after Weeden left.
Pinkston pulled double duty, playing with both the first- and second-team offense. Could that mean that Lauvao is still ahead of him when he comes back? I don't know if it's an error or not, but Mack is listed as having one more snap that Thomas, Schwartz, and Greco. The veteran Butler did not see much action compared to the youngsters at offensive tackle. Either they know what Butler can do, or are leaning toward keeping a youngster. Overall, the offensive line yielded 1 sack on the night.
We'll have coverage on the defensive and special teams snap counts later on.