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Colts vs Jets: Week 6 snap counts

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Now that the dust has settled and we have had a chance to take a look at the Colts week 6 game against the Jets, it is time to take a look at the snap counts and see if there is any information to be gleaned from them. Let’s get to it.

Offense

# Player Position 67 Percent Defensive Snaps Percent Special Teams Snaps Percent
# Player Position 67 Percent Defensive Snaps Percent Special Teams Snaps Percent
56 Quenton Nelson G/C 69 100 6 17
78 Ryan Kelly C 69 100
12 Andrew Luck QB 69 100
72 Braden Smith G/T 69 100
74 Anthony Castonzo T 69 100
64 Mark Glowinski G 69 100 6 17
14 Zach Pascal WR 61 88
85 Eric Ebron TE 49 71
80 Chester Rogers WR 46 67 1 3
11 Ryan Grant WR 40 58
16 Marcus Johnson WR 34 49 13 36
21 Nyheim Hines RB 30 43 4 11
86 Erik Swoope TE 22 32 18 50
25 Marlon Mack RB 14 35
33 Robert Turbin RB 13 19 3 8
45 Ryan Hewitt TE 12 17 18 50
81 Mo-Alie Cox TE 12 17 1 3
62 Le'Raven Clark G/T 2 3 6 17
71 Denzelle Good T/G
13 T.Y. Hilton WR
20 Jordan Wilkins RB 12 33
7 Jacoby Brissett QB
84 Jack Doyle TE
67 Evan Boehm G 6 17

Notes

  • It was interesting to get a look at the running back snaps with all of the backs healthy. Nyheim Hines got double Marlon Mack’s snaps, and Mack was the next closest RB. This is proving how valuable Hines is as both a runner and as a pass catching back.
  • Speaking of the running backs, Jordan Wilkins got no offensive snaps and found himself exclusively relegated to special teams. I think it is a mistake not to get him involved in the offense at all, and would prefer to see him getting snaps over Robert Turbin personally, but perhaps the coaches thought he was at a matchup disadvantage against the Jets this week.
  • With injuries across the offensive line, the Colts started both their rookie guards. Nelson has of course started all season, but Braden Smith got his first start and played every offensive snap. That is good news for their offensive line long term, and as the line didn’t allow a sack, reflects pretty well on their overall performance in pass protection.
  • Anthony Castonzo is clearly back to full health. He played every snap and looked solid at least under the lens of a regular viewing of the game. Being able to be fully involved going forward will be a big help as the Colts start getting offensive weapons back.
  • Zach Pascal led all wide receivers with 61 snaps. If that doesn’t pretty clearly illustrate some of the struggles the Colts are having on offense, I don’t know what else does.

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
27 Nate Hairston CB 71 100 5 14
53 Darius Leonard LB 71 100
29 Malik Hooker S 71 100
23 Kenny Moore II CB 70 99 17 47
93 Jabaal Sheard DE 62 87 10 28
50 Anthony Walker LB 60 85 10 28
34 Mike Mitchell FS 54 76
57 Kemoko Turay DE 49 69 10 28
35 Pierre Desir CB 49 69 5 14
90 Grover Stewart DT 39 55 16 44
99 Al Woods DT 38 54
51 Jihad Ward DE 36 51
97 Al-Quadin Muhammad DE 32 45
36 Corey Moore S 17 24 28 78
59 Carroll Phillips DE 15 21 28 78
49 Matthew Adams LB 14 20 20 56
91 Hassan Ridgeway DT 13 18 10 28
31 Quincy Wilson CB 11 15
44 Zaire Franklin LB 9 13 14 39
52 Najee Goode LB 30 83
30 George Odum S 30 83
28 Chris Milton CB 20 56
26 Clayton Geathers S
92 Margus Hunt DT
95 Denico Autry DT/DE
32 Arthur Maulet CB

Notes

  • Darius Leonard played in every defensive snap this week, despite being listed as questionable. This shows both his determination to make an impact, and the Colts’ desperation due to their rash or injuries.
  • Pierre Desir still significantly outplayed Quincy Wilson at cornerback. Wilson got just 11 defensive snaps compared with Desir’s 49. Paired with the previous week’s stories where we are hearing DC Matt Eberflus say the same kinds of things about Wilson that Pagano did, it is time to start considering that this kid just isn’t going to ever turn into a real player in this defense.
  • With Matthias Farley heading to IR, the Colts threw newly signed veteran safety Mike Mitchell right into it, playing him in 54 snaps at safety. This speaks pretty clearly about what the Colts think of their depth at the safety position.
  • Najee Goode, who was signed to play the SAM linebacker as a free agent, got no snaps with the defense. He worked instead with special teams, while rookies Matthew Adams and Zaire Franklin both got 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
2 Rigoberto Sanchez P 15 42
4 Adam Vinatieri K 6 17
46 Luke Rhodes LS 8 22