Red Zone

Snap count observations: Robinson sits, Demps rises to occasion

Updated: 2013-10-10T20:23:23Z

By TEREZ A. PAYLOR

The Kansas City Star

Here are some observations based on the snap-count data from the Chiefs’ 26-17 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Stats provided by the NFL.

*Cornerback Dunta Robinson didn’t log a single snap after playing 49 against the Giants a week ago. Considering Robinson wasn’t listed on the injury report, one can only assume Marcus Cooper has leapfrogged him on the depth chart.

Cooper, by the way, played 81 percent of the Chiefs’ defensive snaps against the Titans, a slight decline from the 89 percent he logged the week before. He remains a large contributor on special teams, where he logged 17 snaps (52 percent) on Sunday.

*Lots of work this week for safety Quintin Demps, who logged 50 defensive snaps (72 percent) and picked off a pass for the second straight week.

Demps was part of a six-DB package that included Eric Berry, Brandon Flowers, Sean Smith, Kendrick Lewis and Cooper. This likely affected the workload of linebacker Akeem Jordan, who only logged 13 defensive snaps after getting 21 against the Giants.

Lewis, who has been dealing with a nagging ankle injury, only logged 84 percent of the defensive snaps after logging 100 percent against the Giants.

*I wrote about this today, but receier A.J. Jenkins took the majority of snaps when Donnie Avery went down with a shoulder injury. His 29 offensive snaps were both a season and career high.

*Meanwhile, receiver Junior Hemingway went from playing 18 offensive snaps vs. the Giants to six vs. the Titans, while receiver Chad Hall (16 snaps) played more on Sunday than he had in his four previous games combined (six snaps).

*No surprise here, but Donald Stephenson got all the work at right tackle while injured rookie Eric Fisher sat.

*Center Eric Kush didn’t log any special teams snaps after logging five last week. The same can be said for linebacker Nico Johnson, who also didn’t play after he appeared on the kick coverage unit vs. the Giants two times.

*Defensive end Anthony Toribio played eight snaps after logging zero against the Giants. I suspect this is because the Chiefs were in a few goalline situations Sunday.

Pos., Name Off. Snaps Snap % ST Snaps Snap %
LT Branden Albert70100%618%
vs. New York75100%621%
C Rodney Hudson 70100%618%
vs. New York75100%621%
RT D. Stephenson70100%618%
vs. New York3851%621%
QB Alex Smith70100%
vs. New York7397%
RG Jon Asamoah 6999%618%
vs. New York75100%621%
LG Jeff Allen6897%618%
vs. New York
WR Dwayne Bowe6593%
vs. New York6283%
RB Jamaal Charles6390%
vs. New York6891%
TE Sean McGrath6289%
vs. New York6384%
WR Dexter McCluster4666%618%
vs. New York4256%828%
WR A.J. Jenkins2941%
vs. New York45%
WR Donnie Avery2536%
vs. New York5979%
FB Anthony Sherman1724%2370%
vs. New York2837%1966%
WR Chad Hall1623%39%
vs. New York931%
TE Kevin Brock1319%
vs. New York2533%
WR Junior Hemingway 69%1958%
vs. New York1824%1966%
RB Knile Davis57%
vs. New York57%
OG Geoff Schwartz34%618%
vs. New York75100%621%
RB Cyrus Gray23%2267%
vs. New York11%2172%
OG Rishaw Johnson11%
vs. New York
Pos., Name Def. Snaps Snap % ST Snaps Snap %
OLB Tamba Hali69100%515%
vs. New York63100%27%
ILB Derrick Johnson69100%515%
vs. New York63100%27%
OLB Justin Houston69100%515%
vs. New York63100%27%
S Eric Berry69100%26%
vs. New York65100%
CB Brandon Flowers69100%26%
vs. New York
CB Sean Smith6493%26%
vs. New York63100%
NT Dontari Poe6290%412%
vs. New York5790%27%
S Kendrick Lewis4884%13%
vs. New York63100%
CB Marcus Cooper5681%1752%
vs. New York5689%931%
S Quintin Demps5072%2061%
vs. New York3454%1862%
DE Mike DeVito3855%412%
vs. New York3251%27%
DE Tyson Jackson2942%412%
vs. New York2235%27%
DE Allen Bailey2536%721%
vs. New York2641%621%
ILB Akeem Jordan1319%1958%
vs. New York2133%1759%
DE Anthony Toribio812%
vs. New York
DE Mike Catapano710%515%
vs. New York914%27%
S Husain Abdullah46%2576%
vs. New York914%2379%
CB Ron Parker2473%
vs. New York2172%
LB J. Johnson2267%
vs. New York2172%
LB Frank Zombo2267%
vs. New York2172%
LB Dezman Moses2267%
vs. New York2172%
K Ryan Succop1339%
vs. New York1241%
P Dustin Colquitt1236%
vs. New York1138%
LS Thomas Gafford1236%
vs. New York1138%

To reach Terez A. Paylor, call 816-234-4489 or send email to tpaylor@kcstar.com. Follow him at Twitter.com/TerezPaylor.

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