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Colts vs Jaguars: Week 10 snap counts

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The Colts pulled out a win against the Jaguars this week, essentially burying them and shooting the Colts back into contention for the AFC South and possibly a wild card spot. There is a lot to do before those are realities, but this Colts team is proving resilient and able to put up points on some very good defenses, even though Jacksonville didn’t exactly play like one of those today.

It wasn’t the prettiest game of the Colts’ season, but ultimately a win is a win, and it was exactly what the Colts needed. Let’s take a look at the snap counts and see if anything can be gleaned from this week’s snaps.

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
56 Quenton Nelson G/C 55 98 5 17
74 Anthony Castonzo T 55 98 5 17
72 Braden Smith G/T 55 98
64 Mark Glowinski G 55 98
12 Andrew Luck QB 55 98
78 Ryan Kelly C 55 98
84 Jack Doyle TE 48 86 5 17
13 T.Y. Hilton WR 42 75
25 Marlon Mack RB 33 59
11 Ryan Grant WR 28 50
81 Mo-Alie Cox TE 23 41 6 21
85 Eric Ebron TE 21 38
21 Nyheim Hines RB 20 36
15 Dontrelle Inman WR 18 32
80 Chester Rogers WR 16 29 3 10
14 Zach Pascal WR 15 27 13 45
20 Jordan Wilkins RB 5 9 13 45
62 Le'Raven Clark G/T 4 7 5 17
67 Evan Boehm G 2 4 5 17
45 Ryan Hewitt TE
7 Jacoby Brissett QB
86 Erik Swoope TE
71 Denzelle Good T/G

Notes

  • The offensive line continued their consistent play, and it has really shown. They haven’t let Luck get sacked since the first half of the week five game against the Patriots. Their continuity is one of the more encouraging things from the second quarter of this season.
  • Eric Ebron was in on just 21 snaps. He scored touchdowns on 3 of those. This guy is an animal.
  • Jack Doyle wasn’t a huge factor in the passing game in terms of receiving, catching just 3 balls, but he was in on 86% of the snaps and definitely played a role in keeping Andrew Luck clean. Having him back has been a big lift in terms of blocking.
  • Nyheim Hines saw his snaps drop from their usual. Whether this was due to struggles in the second half by the offense or just because they didn’t feel he gave them a matchup advantage, it was somewhat surprising given how consistently he has played above 50% of the offensive snaps.
  • Dontrelle Inman has seen his snaps fluxuate wildly. He is obviously a piece Reich feels he can use as a matchup issue against certain defenses, because there has been no consistency with regard to his playing time. Obviously this game favored tight ends over having a 3rd wide receiver in the mix.

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
26 Clayton Geathers S 75 99 4 14
53 Darius Leonard LB 75 99 1 3
29 Malik Hooker S 75 99
23 Kenny Moore II CB 73 96 15 52
35 Pierre Desir CB 73 96 8 28
93 Jabaal Sheard DE 56 74 8 28
94 Tyquan Lewis DE 54 71 1 3
31 Quincy Wilson CB 52 68 1 3
92 Margus Hunt DT 51 67 13 45
95 Denico Autry DT/DE 51 67 8 28
50 Anthony Walker LB 45 59 16 55
97 Al-Quadin Muhammad DE 32 42 6 21
99 Al Woods DT 24 32 5 17
90 Grover Stewart DT 23 30 12 41
32 Arthur Maulet CB 18 24 5 17
49 Matthew Adams LB 15 20 16 55
55 Skai Moore LB 14 18 6 21
44 Zaire Franklin LB 10 13 14 48
59 Carroll Phillips DE 7 9 8 28
30 George Odum S 2 3 23 79
36 Corey Moore S 23 79
52 Najee Goode LB 23 79
28 Chris Milton CB 17 59
34 Mike Mitchell S
57 Kemoko Turay DE
27 Nate Hairston CB
91 Hassan Ridgeway DT

Notes

  • If there were concerns about Clayton Geathers and Malik Hooker being banged up, they were allayed by the fact they both played nearly every defensive snap. That will be important for the team down the stretch, as they need their safety play to be solid given their struggles at cornerback.
  • This game had the biggest discrepancy between defensive and offensive snaps this season in which the defense had more. They played 20 snaps more than the offense. This was partly due to struggles with getting off the field by the defense, and partly due to the offensive stagnation in the second half. Hopefully this doesn’t become a trend.
  • Quincy Wilson had a lot of snaps this week, due in large part to the absence of both Nate Hairston and Mike Mitchell. He got work in the nickel backer role where they’ve used Geathers and Mitchell, and some in the slot with Hairston gone. It would be bad for the Colts defense long term if he continued to play that much, because it didn’t go well.
  • Tyquan Lewis got thrown right into the mix in his NFL debut. He had some immediate impact plays and was in probably more than he would have been with Turay’s absence and Carroll Phillips leaving with an injury. It’ll be great if he can grow his game, but as a starting point it was a good effort.

Special Teams

# Player Position Offensive Snaps Percent Defensive Snaps Percent 28 Percent
# Player Position Offensive Snaps Percent Defensive Snaps Percent 28 Percent
2 Rigoberto Sanchez P 13 45
46 Luke Rhodes LS 8 28
4 Adam Vinatieri K 5 17