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Colts Week One Snap Counts vs. Broncos

Taking a look at the snap counts for the Colts offense, defense, and special teams from week one against the Broncos.

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With the Colts week one game now in the books (a 31-24 loss to the Denver Broncos), it's time to take a look at the snap counts from the game.

These players were inactive for the Colts: WR Da'Rick Rogers, RB Zurlon Tipton, S Sergio Brown, ILB Henoc Muamba, C/G Khaled Holmes, OL Joe Reitz, DL Montori Hughes.

These players, although active, didn't play: QB Matt Hasselbeck, OL Jamon Meredith.

With that in mind, let's take a look at the snap counts for the Colts:


Player Pos. Snaps Percent
Gosder Cherilus T 74 100%
Jack Mewhort T 74 100%
Hugh Thornton G 74 100%
A.Q. Shipley C 74 100%
Anthony Castonzo T 74 100%
Andrew Luck QB 74 100%
Reggie Wayne WR 69 93%
T.Y. Hilton WR 66 89%
Hakeem Nicks WR 56 76%
Coby Fleener TE 49 66%
Ahmad Bradshaw RB 44 59%
Dwayne Allen TE 38 51%
Trent Richardson RB 29 39%
Griff Whalen WR 8 11%
Jack Doyle TE 6 8%
Donte Moncrief WR 5 7%

Reggie Wayne, in his return from a torn ACL, played the most snaps of any skill position player for the Colts' offense.  The only players to play every snap were the starting offensive line and Andrew Luck.  After that, it was Reggie Wayne, playing 93% of the snaps.  T.Y. Hilton was close with 89% of the snaps.

Interestingly, Hakeem Nicks saw 76% of the snaps, Coby Fleener saw 66%, and Dwayne Allen saw 51%.  I think those numbers have a lot to do with the fact that the Colts fell behind early and had to come back, but it's interesting that the three wide receivers all played more snaps than either of the first two tight ends.  Also, I think this too was a product of the way the game was going, but I'm not sure I like Fleener playing more snaps than Allen.

Ahmad Bradshaw saw 44 snaps while Trent Richardson saw just 29 snaps.  Again (I'm going to repeat this a lot), that was likely a product of the game-flow.  Bradshaw was clearly the better fit for the offense last night and the Colts needed him in there especially as they aired it out a ton.  While I don't think this is representative of what the Colts hope to do, I think that Bradshaw will likely to continue to get quite a few snaps - which is a good thing.

Mario Harvey didn't play a snap with the offense.  I didn't remember seeing him in there, but I thought he at least got in there some.  Nope.  Granted, the Colts didn't run much at all, but Harvey didn't play a snap.  And there was much rejoicing from Colts fans.


Player Pos. Snaps Percent
Mike Adams SS 74 100%
D'Qwell Jackson ILB 74 100%
Greg Toler CB 74 100%
Vontae Davis CB 74 100%
LaRon Landry FS 65 88%
Erik Walden OLB 63 85%
Bjoern Werner OLB 60 81%
Jerrell Freeman ILB 60 81%
Arthur Jones DT 55 74%
Cory Redding DE 54 73%
Josh Chapman NT 40 54%
Darius Butler CB 39 53%
Zach Kerr NT 23 31%
Ricky Jean Francois DT 18 24%
Josh McNary LB 16 22%
Jonathan Newsome LB 11 15%
Andy Studebaker LB 9 12%
Cam Johnson LB 5 7%

I'm not sure whether this will continue, but Zach Kerr saw good playing time last night.  The Colts defense was rotating their defensive line more last night because of the altitude, so I'm not sure if it will continue but it is notable that the undrafted rookie Kerr saw 31% of the defensive snaps.

I thought Josh McNary played a bit more than 16 snaps, but I guess it was rather that he was just impressive in those 16 snaps.  I liked what I saw from McNary last night and hope he sees more playing time (and, depending on the status of Jerrell Freeman, the Colts might not have a choice).


Player Pos. Snaps Percent
Josh McNary LB 25 86%
Colt Anderson FS 25 86%
Mario Harvey FB 25 86%
Andy Studebaker LB 24 83%
Jack Doyle TE 24 83%
Josh Gordy CB 21 72%
Loucheiz Purifoy CB 20 69%
Dan Herron RB 19 66%
Donte Moncrief WR 15 52%
Pat McAfee P 13 45%
Zach Kerr NT 12 41%
Jonathan Newsome LB 10 34%
Griff Whalen WR 10 34%
Mike Adams SS 8 28%
Matt Overton LS 8 28%
Bjoern Werner OLB 6 21%
Cory Redding DE 5 17%
Ricky Jean Francois DT 5 17%
D'Qwell Jackson ILB 5 17%
Greg Toler CB 5 17%
Gosder Cherilus T 4 14%
Jack Mewhort T 4 14%
Hugh Thornton G 4 14%
Dwayne Allen TE 4 14%
Josh Chapman NT 4 14%
Lance Louis G 4 14%
Adam Vinatieri K 4 14%
Jonotthan Harrison C 4 14%
Cam Johnson LB 2 7%