clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Colts vs Titans: Snap counts from the Colts’ week 11 win

New, comments
NFL: Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

The Colts delivered their most convincing performance of the season at home against a very good defense, and they never really looked like they could lose. There are very few circumstances where Colts fans are happy to see Jacoby Brissett take the field, but one of those is to relieve Andrew Luck when the team has so thoroughly dominated the competition that he doesn’t need to be out there.

T.Y. Hilton had a career day, Darius Leonard gave himself yet another strong plug for Defensive Rookie of the Year, and Chester Rogers had his best day as a returner. With the team humming in all three phases of the game, the Titans were left wondering what hit them by halftime.

With the snap counts now in front of us, lets see if there is anything interesting to be gleaned that we may have missed in this game.

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 62 100 6 23
64 Mark Glowinski G 62 100 3 12
72 Braden Smith G/T 62 100
74 Anthony Castonzo T 54 87 6 23
12 Andrew Luck QB 54 87
84 Jack Doyle TE 51 82 6 23
78 Ryan Kelly C 50 81
13 T.Y. Hilton WR 42 68
25 Marlon Mack RB 38 61
15 Dontrelle Inman WR 29 47
81 Mo-Alie Cox TE 26 42 5 19
85 Eric Ebron TE 25 40
14 Zach Pascal WR 24 39 13 50
11 Ryan Grant WR 24 39 1 4
80 Chester Rogers WR 21 34 6 23
21 Nyheim Hines RB 16 26
67 Evan Boehm G 12 19 6 23
20 Jordan Wilkins RB 11 18 6 23
62 Le'Raven Clark G/T 11 18 6 23
7 Jacoby Brissett QB 8 13
45 Ryan Hewitt TE
86 Erik Swoope TE
71 Denzelle Good T/G

Notes

  • First let’s deal with the obvious downer. The streak of offensive linemen hitting the 90%+ marker in playing time was busted this week with the injury to Ryan Kelly. Losing Kelly for any amount of time would hurt, but Evan Boehm came in and played well enough to keep extend the Colts run of games without a sack allowed alive.
  • It might surprise you to note that Eric Ebron was in this game for 25 snaps good for 40%. That is actually higher than several games this year. Far from being disappointed that he didn’t have a ton of production, it is exciting to see that the Colts have a deadly red zone target that has to be accounted for. Now teams will need to decide whether they’ll take Hilton or Ebron out of the game. The reality is, there is no right answer here, because both can kill you.
  • Dontrelle Inman saw his snaps go up from last week as well, nearly reaching 50%. He hasn’t been a flashy player, but has been a reliable target, which was just what the Colts needed.
  • Chester Rogers on the other hand saw his snaps take a hit to one of his lower outings of the season. He has value as a special teamer, but has just not blossomed into what we had hoped as a receiver.
  • Nyheim Hines also saw his snaps drop this week from what he has typically gotten. I don’t know if his drop this week and last and his fumble played a role in that, or if the game plan just dictated his decreased time.

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
35 Pierre Desir CB 63 100 13 50
30 George Odum S 63 100 10 38
23 Kenny Moore II CB 61 97 13 50
26 Clayton Geathers S 56 89 3 12
53 Darius Leonard LB 51 81
94 Tyquan Lewis DE 50 79 2 8
93 Jabaal Sheard DE 48 76 4 15
31 Quincy Wilson CB 46 73 8 31
50 Anthony Walker LB 42 67 7 27
57 Kemoko Turay DE 41 65 2 8
95 Denico Autry DT/DE 39 62 4 15
34 Mike Mitchell S 22 35
99 Al Woods DT 20 32 6 23
49 Matthew Adams LB 18 29 20 77
97 Al-Quadin Muhammad DE 18 29 11 42
55 Skai Moore LB 17 27 2 8
92 Margus Hunt DT 16 25 5 19
90 Grover Stewart DT 14 22 8 31
36 Corey Moore S 7 11 11 42
32 Arthur Maulet CB 1 2 2 8
52 Najee Goode LB 18 69
28 Chris Milton CB 17 65
44 Zaire Franklin LB 16 62
29 Malik Hooker S
59 Carroll Phillips DE
27 Nate Hairston CB
91 Hassan Ridgeway DT

Notes

  • When looking through these snap counts there is a name that will definitely stand out to you. George Odum played in every defensive snap Sunday. His 6 tackles with 1 for a loss were solid work from a guy who really hasn’t had meaningful snaps all season. If he could avoid making bone headed penalties, he could carve out a solid role as a backup when Hooker returns.
  • Two weeks into his season, Tyquan Lewis continues to get a lot of work. He has been essentially thrown into the mix, and undoubtedly Margus Hunt leaving with a knee injury increased the workload on several of the defensive linemen.
  • Mike Mitchell was back in action on Sunday but saw a more limited workload. He played just over a third of the defensive snaps, with Odum and Geathers getting the majority of the starter snaps.
  • Al Woods saw a much smaller workload Sunday than he has most of the season with just 20 snaps. Undoubtedly this was due to playing with the lead and handing the playing time over to the pass rushing linemen to get after the quarterback.

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 16 62
46 Luke Rhodes LS 9 35
4 Adam Vinatieri K 6 23