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Colts vs Seahawks: Preseason week one snap counts

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It can be a little bit dangerous to try to glean too much meaning from the snap counts of any preseason game, let alone the first one, but there are definitely some things worth noting.

*Snap counts per NFL Official game book

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
73 Joe Haeg T/G 56 81 3 10
72 Braden Smith G 47 68 2 7
62 Le'Raven Clark G/T 36 52 2 7
64 Mark Glowinski G 36 52 2 7
56 Quenton Nelson G/C 33 48 3 10
61 J'Marcus Webb T 33 48
86 Erik Swoope TE 31 45 6 21
15 K.J. Brent WR 27 39 5 17
78 Ryan Kelly C 27 39
43 Ross Travis TE 24 35 10 34
79 Austin Howard T 22 32 2 7
13 T.Y. Hilton WR 21 30
14 Zach Pascal WR 21 30 3 10
80 Chester Rogers WR 21 30
12 Andrew Luck QB 20 29
67 Jeremy Vujnovich G 20 29 3 10
68 Matt Slauson C/G 20 29 3 10
84 Jack Doyle TE 19 28 4 14
5 Phillip Walker QB 18 26
8 Deon Cain WR 18 26
11 Ryan Grant WR 18 26
30 Jordan Wilkins RB 18 26 7 24
33 Robert Turbin RB 18 26 5 17
6 Kasen Williams WR 17 25 1 3
7 Jacoby Brissett QB 16 23
9 Brad Kaaya QB 15 22
42 Nyheim Hines RB 15 22 8 28
63 Nick Callender T 14 20
47 Darrell Daniels TE 12 17 3 10
48 Mo Alie-Cox TE 12 17 4 14
16 Seantavius Jones WR 9 13 7 24
25 Marlon Mack RB 9 13
38 Christine Michael RB 9 13
3 Steve Ishmael WR 8 12 1 3
81 Krishawn Hogan WR 8 12 9 31
85 Eric Ebron TE 7 10
83 Dres Anderson WR 4 6 1 3
10 Reece Fountain WR
17 James Wright WR 6 21
39 Josh Ferguson RB
65 Tyreek Burwell TE
69 Deyshawn Bond C
71 Denzelle Good T/G
74 Anthony Castonzo T

Notes:

  • Injuries kept Joe Haeg in this game a long time. He started at left tackle and played center as well. It certainly strengthens his value to the team that he is able to fill in at several positions.
  • Somewhat surprisingly, wide receivers Steve Ishmael, Krishawn Hogan, Dres Anderson, Seantavius Jones, and James Wright all got pretty limited snaps.
  • Eric Ebron got just 7 snaps in this game. Given his use in camp, that was strange. It seems like they want to keep his usage under wraps more until the regular season.
  • Braden Smith got a lot of time, second only to Joe Haeg. That’s great experience for a rookie the Colts hope can grow into a starting role as the season progresses.

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
96 Anthony Johnson DE 28 52 3 10
30 George Odum S 26 48 10 52
91 Hassan Ridgeway DT 24 44 1 3
31 Quincy Wilson CB 23 43 3 10
53 Darius Leonard LB 23 43
23 Kenny Moore II CB 22 41 4 14
32 T.J. Green S 22 41 4 14
41 Matthias Farley S 22 41 4 14
48 Skai Moore LB 22 41 11 38
20 Ronald Martin S 21 39 6 21
35 Pierre Desir CB 21 39 4 14
27 Nate Hairston CB 20 37 6 21
55 Rakeem Nunez-Roches DT 19 35 2 7
58 Tarell Basham DE 19 35 7 24
76 Chris McCain DE 19 35 1 3
52 Najee Goode LB 18 33 4 14
90 Grover Stewart DT 18 33 3 10
92 Margus Hunt DT 18 33 4 14
21 D.J. White CB 17 31 7 24
34 Robert Jackson CB 17 31 3 10
93 Jabaal Sheard DE 17 31 1 3
95 Denico Autry DT/DE 17 31 1 3
97 Zaire Franklin LB 17 31 11 38
99 Al Woods DT 15 28 4 14
45 Tyrell Adams LB 14 26 8 28
42 Henre' Toliver CB 13 24 4 14
66 Tomasi Laulile DT 13 24 4 14
36 Lashard Durr CB 11 20 8 28
37 Chris Cooper S 11 20 13 45
49 Matthew Adams LB 10 19 13 45
44 Antonio Morrison LB 9 17 8 28
51 John Simon DE 9 17 2 7
47 William Ossai LB 7 13 8 28
59 Jeremiah George LB 7 13 8 28
40 Shamarko Thomas S 5 9 6 21
26 Clayton Geathers S
28 Chris Milton CB
29 Malik Hooker S
50 Anthony Walker LB
54 Caraun Reid DT
57 Kemoko Turay DE
94 Tyquan Lewis DT/DE

Notes:

  • John Simon got just 9 snaps with the defense. Given his impact, it seems like he has established himself as valuable, but it is surprising to see a player who is making a transition to a new position playing so little. Jabaal Sheard by comparison, nearly doubled Simon’s playing time.
  • Hassan Ridgeway got plenty of playing time and made the most of it. Anthony Johnson also saw lots of snaps. I’ll be interested to see if this continues when Tyquan Lewis and Kemoko Turay are healthy.
  • Quincy Wilson, Kenny Moore, Pierre Desir, and Nate Hairston were the top four cornerbacks in terms of playing time. Since those guys are the presumed top four on the roster, it is clear that they want the young players to get time on the field. They clearly needed it.
  • Like John Simon, Antonio Morrison saw just 9 defensive snaps. Unlike him though, I don’t think this was because he has proven himself. It seems like the young linebackers have clearly outshone him. He did see snaps on special teams, and solid performances there might be his only way to stay on this roster.
  • Jeremiah George and William Ossai both got just 7 defensive snaps and 8 special teams snaps. If either is going to make the final roster, they’ll need to make an impact and get on the field more.

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
1 Mike Badgley K 5 17
2 Rigoberto Sanchez P 13 45
4 Adam Vinatieri K 3 10
46 Luke Rhodes LS 9 31