Below, we analyze the snap counts on offense for the' Week 12 game against the Baltimore Ravens
||56||81%||21-of-38 (55.33%) for 212 yards, 1 TD. 2 carries, 12 yards.
||13||19%||7-of-10 (70.00%) for 77 yards, 1 TD. 1 carry, 7 yards.
Although he wasn't particularly sharp at the start of the game, Josh McCown found his groove in the second quarter. He started taking shot after shot, though, as Pro Football Focus tells us that he was pressured on 20 of his 41 dropbacks. He now has a broken collarbone, which ends his season. Austin Davis deserves credit for stepping up with a game-tying touchdown drive, but the coaching staff cannot be so naive to let that one drive against a bad Ravens defense to say it earned him the starting role. If they make the decision to start Davis, it had better be because of a larger body of work of what he's done in practice, which wouldn't quite fit the context given that Johnny Manziel was named the starter before his bye-week partying.
|RB||Duke Johnson||44||64%||7 carries, 27 yards, 3.9 avg. 5 catches, 23 yards (6 targets).|
||25||36%||7 carries, 7 yards, 1.0 avg.
|FB||Malcolm Johnson||9||13%||1 catch, 1 yard (1 target).
Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo has had the unfortunate complex of wanting to run the ball, but just having to cut it out of the gameplan rather early because of how ineffective it is. There was a 2nd-and-2 and then a 3rd-and-1 play in the first half where the team ran it back-to-back times, and Isaiah Crowell never stood a chance.
|WR||Brian Hartline||65||94%||8 catches, 74 yards (12 targets).
|WR||Travis Benjamin||60||87%||6 catches, 90 yards (13 targets). 1 touchdown.
|WR||Marlon Moore||42||61%||1 catch, 10 yards (2 targets). 1 touchdown.
||4||6%||0 catches (1 target).
Brian Hartline led the team in snaps at receiver, as he doubled up on being an outside receiver and a slot receiver. Travis Benjamin finally found the end zone again, yet it came with a quarterback other than Josh McCown. Marlon Moore also scored his first touchdown in years off of a broken play. Dwayne Bowe stood on the sidelines with a big coat most of the game, probably feeling content.
|TE||66||96%||7 catches, 91 yards (11 targets).
|TE||28||41%||0 catches (1 target).|
|TE||2||3%||0 catches (1 target).|
It was a solid game for Gary Barnidge, although there were one or two contested passes that I'm sure he would've liked to have hauled in. E.J. Bibbs was targeted on one of his two snaps. It's a shame we haven't had a chance to see him with the ball in his hands in a regular season game; on the target, Josh McCown was pressured and couldn't get the pass anywhere near him in the flat.
The offensive line surrendered two sacks and a ridiculous 12 hits on the quarterback. To compare, the Ravens' offensive line, which was playing with pretty much three backup linemen, surrendered 0 sacks and just 2 quarterback hits all night. It was another very tough game for OG Cameron Erving. I'm all about development, but when OG Joel Bitonio is healthy, he should immediately go back in.
Amount of Offensive Plays, By the Week
- Week 1: 71 plays
- Week 2: 49 plays
- Week 3: 75 plays
- Week 4: 71 plays
- Week 5: 88 plays*
- Week 6: 79 plays*
- Week 7: 75 plays
- Week 8: 63 plays
- Week 9: 53 plays
- Week 10: 69 plays
- Week 11: Bye Week
- Week 12: 69 plays
We'll have coverage on the defensive snap counts later on.