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Colts Week 15 Snap Counts vs. Broncos; Colts’ Youth Can’t Keep up with the Brocktopus

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How many snaps each Indianapolis Colts player were in for on Thursday night against the Denver Broncos.

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On a national television stage on Thursday Night Football, the Indianapolis Colts found a way to have their signature second-half lead relinquished into a loss, combined with allowing the Denver BroncosBrock Osweiler to look like the greatest quarterback of all-time. In fact, he recorded the sixth-highest Total QBR that ESPN has ever measured.

The Colts have been dealing with a ton of injuries all year, but it’s especially bad right now. Let’s take a look at the snap counts.


OFFENSE

Player Position Offensive Snaps Percent Defensive Snaps Percent Special Teams Snaps Percent
Player Position Offensive Snaps Percent Defensive Snaps Percent Special Teams Snaps Percent
Jack Doyle TE 54 100% 0 0% 6 27%
Jeremy Vujnovich OG 54 100% 0 0% 3 14%
Joe Haeg OT 54 100% 0 0% 3 14%
Anthony Castonzo OT 54 100% 0 0% 2 9%
Mike Person C 54 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Jacoby Brissett QB 54 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Chester Rogers WR 53 98% 0 0% 2 9%
TY Hilton WR 51 94% 0 0% 0 0%
Kamar Aiken WR 34 63% 0 0% 7 32%
Denzelle Good OT 31 57% 0 0% 2 9%
Frank Gore RB 28 52% 0 0% 0 0%
Marlon Mack RB 24 44% 0 0% 1 5%
Le'Raven Clark OG 23 43% 0 0% 3 14%
Ross Travis TE 10 19% 0 0% 0 0%
Brandon Williams TE 8 15% 0 0% 2 9%
Jason Vander Laan TE 4 7% 0 0% 14 64%
K.J. Brent WR 3 6% 0 0% 4 18%
Josh Ferguson RB 1 2% 0 0% 9 41%

  • Frank Gore (28) and Marlon Mack (24) didn’t quite play as evenly as the snap count would indicate. Gore suffered a minor knee/quad issue at one point in the first half but later returned. Josh Ferguson got in for a play but wasn’t able to haul in a wheel route down the right sideline.
  • Interestingly enough, for the second week in a row, Chester Rogers had the most snaps (53) of any Colts wide receiver. T.Y. Hilton (51) was close behind, and Kamar Aiken had 34 in Donte Moncrief’s absence. K.J. Brent even got in for a few.
  • Ross Travis came in for 10 snaps at tight end when Brandon Williams (concussion) left the game. Jason Vander Laan (4) got some of his first action on the year as well.
  • Mike Person was the starting center in place of Ryan Kelly. Last week, Anthony Fabiano started in place of Kelly even though Person also played.
  • Starting right tackle Denzelle Good (knee) left the game and did not return. Right guard Joe Haeg slid over into Good’s spot, and Le’Raven Clark took over at right guard.
  • Overall, 18 players saw offensive snaps.

DEFENSE

Player Position Offensive Snaps Percent Defensive Snaps Percent Special Teams Snaps Percent
Player Position Offensive Snaps Percent Defensive Snaps Percent Special Teams Snaps Percent
Quincy Wilson CB 0 0% 79 100% 1 5%
Kenny Moore CB 0 0% 74 94% 7 32%
Antonio Morrison ILB 0 0% 66 84% 9 41%
Jabaal Sheard OLB 0 0% 66 84% 0 0%
Barkevious Mingo OLB 0 0% 63 80% 12 55%
Matthias Farley S 0 0% 63 80% 9 41%
Margus Hunt DE 0 0% 57 72% 5 23%
Johnathan Hankins DT 0 0% 54 68% 4 18%
Jon Bostic ILB 0 0% 48 61% 0 0%
Darius Butler S 0 0% 43 54% 4 18%
D.J. White CB 0 0% 42 53% 0 0%
T.J. Green S 0 0% 38 48% 8 36%
Al Woods NT 0 0% 37 47% 4 18%
Clayton Geathers S 0 0% 30 38% 4 18%
Anthony Walker ILB 0 0% 29 37% 14 64%
Grover Stewart DL 0 0% 24 30% 13 59%
Tarell Basham OLB 0 0% 22 28% 11 50%
Joey Mbu DL 0 0% 19 24% 1 5%
Hassan Ridgeway DL 0 0% 13 16% 0 0%
Jeremiah George ILB 0 0% 2 3% 9 41%

  • Starting inside linebacker Jon Bostic (knee) left the game, and rookie Anthony Walker Jr. came in for his first career action on defense. Bostic had played 100% of the defensive snaps in every game except for one up until tonight. Backup linebacker Jeremiah George left the game with a neck injury. This may have helped Walker get the playing time.
  • Defensive lineman Hassan Ridgeway returned to the field for the first time in a few weeks.
  • There were a lot of inexperienced guys playing because of injuries, and the results were very much mixed. Rookie cornerback Quincy Wilson played 100% of the snaps again this weekend. He’s getting much-needed experience. Kenny Moore started at corner with Wilson again this week. D.J. White (another corner) played his first defensive snaps of the year and gave up several plays in the passing game.
  • Clayton Geathers played his fourth game of the year, increasing his snaps each week. Between defense and special teams, he saw 10 snaps in Week 12, 20 in Week 13, 24 in Week 14 and 34 on Thursday against the Broncos. Considering there are usually 55-65 defensive snaps in a game, he may be ready to start by Week 17.
  • Overall, 20 players saw defensive snaps.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Player Position Offensive Snaps Percent Defensive Snaps Percent Special Teams Snaps Percent
Player Position Offensive Snaps Percent Defensive Snaps Percent Special Teams Snaps Percent
Chris Milton CB 0 0% 0 0% 19 86%
Anthony Johnson DE 0 0% 0 0% 15 68%
Jermaine Grace ILB 0 0% 0 0% 11 50%
Rigoberto Sanchez P 0 0% 0 0% 11 50%
Luke Rhodes LS 0 0% 0 0% 7 32%
Adam Vinatieri K 0 0% 0 0% 3 14%
Anthony Fabiano C 0 0% 0 0% 3 14%


*Snap counts via NFL official game book.