Last night, the Colts lost to the Philadelphia Eagles on a last-second field goal, 30-27. There's a lot to talk about with the game, but it's also notable to see how much each player for the Colts was playing.
Let's take a look at the snap counts from Monday night's game for the Colts against the Eagles:
Reggie Wayne once again saw the most snaps of for a Colts wide receiver, though the percentage of his snaps decreased by 12% this week from week one. What is starting to me is that T.Y. Hilton only saw 68% of the snaps. Dwayne Allen saw just as many snaps as Reggie, and him and Coby Fleener both saw more snaps than all but one wide receiver for the Colts. Think about that for a minute. Furthermore, Jack Doyle was in on half of the snaps, seeing more playing time than the third receiver, Hakeem Nicks.
For the second straight week, Ahmad Bradshaw saw more snaps than Trent Richardson (44 compared to 30). I'd be interested in seeing what the snap counts were after Richardson's second fumble, though, because it seemed like after that he didn't see much action. Either way, I think it's obvious to everyone (and the Colts coaches) that Bradshaw is the better fit for the Colts offense, and they're giving him the most snaps of any running back accordingly. Smart move.
|Ricky Jean Francois||DE||35||51%|
There's really not a ton here to note. The fact that Darius Butler was in on 93% of the snaps gives you a good indication as to the type of defense the Colts were playing, and overall I thought Butler did a good job, as he usually does.
|Ricky Jean Francois||DE||7||22%|
Last week, Josh McNary played on 86% of the special teams snaps. On Monday night, since he was starting at inside linebacker, that percentage dropped to just 34% of the special teams snaps. Still a notable number, but it dropped significantly since he was in the starting lineup (which makes total sense, too).
Mario Harvey and Colt Anderson again saw the most special teams snaps for any Colt, the same as last week.