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Colts vs Jaguars: Week 13 snap counts

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NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Colts have stumbled over the last two weeks, squeaking out a win against the Dolphins and coming out totally flat on offense against the Jaguars. Where a few weeks ago this was a team that was firing on all cylinders, the offense has been struggling to find its way.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Colts had a nice effort and hopefully found some things to build on as they will head to Houston this week to play their most important game of the season against the Texans. Let’s take a look at the snap counts from this week and see if there is anything to be learned from them.

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 76 100 1 5
64 Mark Glowinski G 76 100 1 5
74 Anthony Castonzo T 76 100 1 5
72 Braden Smith G/T 76 100
12 Andrew Luck QB 76 100
67 Evan Boehm G 72 95
13 T.Y. Hilton WR 66 87
85 Eric Ebron TE 58 76
15 Dontrelle Inman WR 54 71
21 Nyheim Hines RB 46 61
14 Zach Pascal WR 42 55 9 45
11 Ryan Grant WR 42 55 3 15
25 Marlon Mack RB 28 37 3 15
86 Erik Swoope TE 14 18 10 50
45 Ryan Hewitt TE 13 17 3 15
73 Joe Haeg T/G 11 14 1 5
20 Jordan Wilkins RB 5 7 10 50
63 Josh Andrews C 4 5
80 Chester Rogers WR 1 1 7 35
62 Le'Raven Clark G/T
7 Jacoby Brissett QB
78 Ryan Kelly C
81 Mo-Alie Cox TE

Notes

  • Chester Rogers got just 1 snap on offense. His play certainly hasn’t warranted more, but it is interesting to see Zach Pascal get 42 snaps and Rogers getting just 1. Given his less than stellar work as a return man, it seems as though Rogers is unlikely to be a part of this team in the future.
  • Nyheim Hines led all the way for the running backs in snaps with 46. Marlon Mack had just 28. Hines has pretty commonly gotten more snaps than the other backs because of his abilities on passing downs. However, he outstripped Mack and Wilkins by too much here. This was a game where the Colts needed to run the ball more, and simply gave up on it too quickly.
  • Eric Ebron played in 76% of the snaps, which continues to be about double his normal since the loss of Jack Doyle. It is becoming more obvious as Ebron plays more that his strengths lay in being used as a red zone weapon and a supplement to the rest of the offense, not as the primary tight end.
  • The Colts had Erik Swoope and Ryan Hewitt in on just 17 total snaps combined. The loss of Jack Doyle clearly changed how they use their personnel, moving them away from relying on as many instances of 2 and 3 tight end sets.

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 58 100 6 30
35 Pierre Desir CB 58 100 5 25
26 Clayton Geathers S 58 100 7 35
29 Malik Hooker S 58 100 1 5
53 Darius Leonard LB 58 100 1 5
50 Anthony Walker LB 43 74 9 45
95 Denico Autry DT/DE 43 74 4 20
93 Jabaal Sheard DE 41 71 4 20
92 Margus Hunt DT 41 71 5 25
94 Tyquan Lewis DE 40 69 1 5
31 Quincy Wilson CB 34 59 8 40
49 Matthew Adams LB 24 41 19 95
97 Al-Quadin Muhammad DE 20 34 8 40
57 Kemoko Turay DE 15 26
90 Grover Stewart DT 15 26 4 20
99 Al Woods DT 15 26 1 5
34 Mike Mitchell S 14 24
30 George Odum S 2 3 18 90
55 Skai Moore LB 1 2 3 15
52 Najee Goode LB 17 85
28 Chris Milton CB 15 75
44 Zaire Franklin LB 15 75
36 Corey Moore S
27 Nate Hairston CB 7 35
91 Hassan Ridgeway DT

Notes

  • Yet again this week we saw Kemoko Turay’s role reduced to just 15 snaps. Tyquan Lewis getting healthy has really put a major dent in his role on the defense.
  • Al Woods’ low level of snaps makes it very likely that we should expect to see Ballard investing a draft pick in an interior defensive lineman. He is older anyway, but his role has continued to be scaled back in favor of younger and faster guys.
  • Nate Hairston has been relegated to only special teams. What a surprise after last season when he played so well.
  • Matthew Adams had one of his best games, and was involved on defense a good bit more than his normal. It was certainly nice to see the rookie making an impact, despite a terrible penalty called on him.
  • Malik Hooker was in on every single defensive snap, yet he was blanked on the stat sheet. While we know he is playing hurt and likely isn’t back to his former self after his ACL/MCL tear, this isn’t great. Scheme certainly plays a role, as this one isn’t really playing to his strengths. It is also not totally surprising given how the Jaguars threw the ball so short. Still, it is surprising that a player could be in on every snap and not have any statistical impact.

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 8 40
46 Luke Rhodes LS 7 35
4 Adam Vinatieri K 1 5