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:
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.
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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).
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