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Colts vs Dolphins: Week 12 snap counts

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The Colts got another win, however ugly, to extend their streak to 5 straight and continue the march toward a playoff spot. There is a lot to be improved upon after this week 12 game, and if the Colts want to sniff the playoffs, they will need to play better as a whole.

What is most critical though, is that they got the win. With a road divisional game against the rapidly self-destructing Jaguars ahead, let’s take a look at the snap counts for this past week to see how the Colts distributed playing time in week 12.

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 69 100 6 21
64 Mark Glowinski G 69 100 6 21
72 Braden Smith G/T 69 100 6 21
74 Anthony Castonzo T 69 100 6 21
67 Evan Boehm G 69 100 6 21
12 Andrew Luck QB 69 100
13 T.Y. Hilton WR 60 87
85 Eric Ebron TE 49 71
15 Dontrelle Inman WR 46 67
84 Jack Doyle TE 38 55 6 21
25 Marlon Mack RB 36 52
80 Chester Rogers WR 32 46 6 21
11 Ryan Grant WR 27 39 5 17
21 Nyheim Hines RB 26 38
14 Zach Pascal WR 12 17 14 48
62 Le'Raven Clark G/T 10 14 6 21
20 Jordan Wilkins RB 8 12 17 59
7 Jacoby Brissett QB 1 1
78 Ryan Kelly C
81 Mo-Alie Cox TE
45 Ryan Hewitt TE
86 Erik Swoope TE
71 Denzelle Good T/G

Notes

  • With just two tight ends active Sunday, the Colts saw increased time for Dontrelle Inman, who appears to have supplanted Ryan Grant as the Colts’ WR2. Grant and Chester Rogers saw similar playing time.
  • Eric Ebron was used much more heavily in this game than he has been most of the season. He typically gets between 30-40% of the offensive snaps and saw himself at 71% this week. I would expect that to change again once they get their tight end room healthy.
  • Nyheim Hines was in on 26 snaps, just 10 fewer than Marlon Mack. He was only targeted on 2 passes and had 9 rushing attempts. His role as a motion man and decoy has made him an important part of the offense, even when he isn’t getting touches.
  • The consistency on the offensive line continues to be valuable. Having everyone play nearly every snap along the line since week 6 has really helped them grow as a group and enabled them to move Evan Boehm in to take over for Kelly without as much of an impact as it otherwise might have made.

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
23 Kenny Moore II CB 53 100 8 28
35 Pierre Desir CB 53 100 7 24
26 Clayton Geathers S 53 100 4 14
29 Malik Hooker S 53 100
53 Darius Leonard LB 48 91
50 Anthony Walker LB 41 77 12 41
94 Tyquan Lewis DE 40 75 4 14
95 Denico Autry DT/DE 39 74 6 21
93 Jabaal Sheard DE 39 74 4 14
31 Quincy Wilson CB 36 68 11 38
92 Margus Hunt DT 33 62 12 41
49 Matthew Adams LB 17 32 23 79
57 Kemoko Turay DE 17 32 2 7
97 Al-Quadin Muhammad DE 14 26 7 24
34 Mike Mitchell S 14 26
90 Grover Stewart DT 13 25 10 34
99 Al Woods DT 13 25 6 21
55 Skai Moore LB 7 13 5 17
52 Najee Goode LB 21 72
30 George Odum S 20 69
28 Chris Milton CB 17 59
44 Zaire Franklin LB 17 59
36 Corey Moore S 12 41
27 Nate Hairston CB 7 24
91 Hassan Ridgeway DT

Notes

  • Malik Hooker played every defensive snap in this Sunday’s game. Given that he missed last week and wasn’t all that impressive, it was a little surprising to see him with such a heavy workload, while George Odum, who got all the snaps in his absence at FS, saw none. I am not convinced that Hooker is healthy, and he did not have a great showing.
  • The defensive line is getting healthy again, with snaps being more evenly distributed around. Kemoko Turay saw a drop in snaps, which was a bit surprising, while Tyquan Lewis continues to get heavy usage. Lewis led the team with 2 QB hits.
  • Nate Hairston did not play a single defensive snap on Sunday. For a guy who looked so promising last season, that is certainly surprising to see. Hopefully he bounces back, and he was returning from injury, but with the offseason almost certainly bringing an influx of defensive backs into the mix, it isn’t a good look for him.
  • Seeing Denico Autry back to getting heavy involvement on the defense is good for this Colts team. When he is healthy he has played well and helped the other players be more effective around him.

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 14 48
46 Luke Rhodes LS 9 31
4 Adam Vinatieri K 6 21