The NFL's snap counts were late this week, probably as they mustered up the courage to sort through what was the Colts' disastrous and embarrassing loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday night, 42-20. We'll take a look at the snap counts for the Colts anyway to see how much certain guys actually played, along with giving some observations.
There is absolutely no justification for Hakeem Nicks getting 38 snaps and Donte Moncrief getting only ten. None. Especially considering that when Moncrief was thrown to, he was behind the Patriots' coverage. There is no justification for this to continue whatsoever, and the Colts need to get Moncrief more playing time. It's no longer just a good idea to play Moncrief more and #FeedMoncrief is no longer just a creative fan push - it's stupid to keep giving Nicks the majority of the reps. And there's no reason for it.
Andrew Jackson played a couple of snaps for the Colts on offense at fullback, in addition to his snaps on defense and special teams.
|Ricky Jean Francois||DE||57||74%|
That's a lot of players listed as actually playing for a defense that looked invisible. Good to see they were actually out there - I wasn't sure.
LaRon Landry played just 8 snaps - or only 10% of the defensive snaps. I think it's pretty safe to say that Sergio Brown is the starter, though the Colts are still intending on getting him integrated in the defense. Part of the low number of reps is due to the way the game was going, some was due to Landry's conditioning, and some was due to Sergio Brown's play. But the fact that Landry played just 8 defensive snaps seems to strongly suggest he's no longer viewed as the starter at all.
Vontae Davis played just 81% of the snaps, which is a low number for him. Darius Butler was in on just 23% of them - thanks in large part due to the Patriots lining up in running formations.
|Ricky Jean Francois||DE||6||23%|
Andrew Jackson, Colt Anderson, and Josh McNary all tied for the most special teams snaps played for the Colts.