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Snap count observations: Five Chiefs who are proving to be ironmen

Updated: 2014-04-10T13:02:51Z

By TEREZ A. PAYLOR

The Kansas City Star

Here are some observations based on the snap-count data from the Chiefs’ 23-17 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Stats provided by the NFL.

• Since the Chiefs’ season opener against Jacksonville — when the combination of the heat and a blowout win kept any player from logging every snap on his side of the ball — only five Chiefs have managed to play every snap.

On offense, the list begins and ends with center Rodney Hudson. On defense, safety Eric Berry, inside linebacker Derrick Johnson, and outside linebackers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston have managed to accomplish the feat.

• Cornerback Dunta Robinson failed to record a snap for the second straight week, despite being one of 45 active players on game day.

• Backup running back Knile Davis has logged 20 offensive snaps the last two weeks, which is as many as he had in the previous four games combined.

Some of this, of course, had to do with Jamaal Charles’ injury issues (he suffered a knee contusion against the Browns on Sunday). However, it appears the Chiefs are giving Davis an opportunity to prove he can contribute during the second half of the schedule.

“We give him a little more every week,” said Chiefs coach Andy Reid. “He’s getting better as he goes now.”

Davis carried three times for 13 yards against the Browns, and has 17 carries for 59 yards this season (an average of 3.5 yards per carry).

• The Chiefs called on Dexter McCluster more this week. He logged 55 percent of the Chiefs’ offensive snaps, up from the 38 percent he logged against the Texans. This seemed to affect fullback Anthony Sherman the most, as he saw his snap percentage decrease from 50 percent to 38 percent.

• Receiver Junior Hemingway earned his most action in a month, logging 16 offensive snaps. That’s the most he’s had in a game since he logged 18 against the Giants in week four. His season-high in snaps is 20, which he logged against Philadelphia in week three.

• Guard Geoff Schwartz filled in for starting guard Jon Asamoah during the six snaps he missed with cramps.

Pos., Name Off. Snaps Snap % ST Snaps Snap %
LT Branden Albert73100%620%
vs. Houston68100%312%
C Rodney Hudson 73100%620%
vs. Houston68100%312%
LG Jeff Allen73100%620%
vs. Houston68100%312%
RT Eric Fisher73100%620%
vs. Houston68100%312%
QB Alex Smith73100%
vs. Houston68100%
RG Jon Asamoah 6792%517%
vs. Houston68100%312%
TE Anthony Fasano6690%
vs. Houston6291%
RB Jamaal Charles6285%
vs. Houston5885%
WR Dwayne Bowe5879%
vs. Houston5581%
WR Donnie Avery5271%
vs. Houston4972%
WR Dexter McCluster4055%620%
vs. Houston2638%416%
FB Anthony Sherman2838%1550%
vs. Houston3450%1352%
TE Sean McGrath2636%13%
vs. Houston2740%
WR Junior Hemingway 1622%2170%
vs. Houston913%1872%
RB Knile Davis1115%
vs. Houston913%
G Geoff Schwartz68%620%
vs. Houston312%
WR A.J. Jenkins57%
vs. Houston69%
WR Chad Hall11%
vs. Houston11%14%
RB Cyrus Gray2170%
vs. Houston11%1872%
K Ryan Succop1240%
vs. Houston728%
LS Thomas Gafford1137%
vs. Houston728%
RT D. Stephenson620%
vs. Houston34%312%
Pos., Name Def. Snaps Snap % ST Snaps Snap %
OLB Justin Houston53100%310%
vs. Houston56100%416%
OLB Tamba Hali53100%310%
vs. Houston56100%416%
ILB Derrick Johnson53100%310%
vs. Houston56100%416%
CB Sean Smith53100%
vs. Houston56100%
CB Brandon Flowers53100%
vs. Houston56100%
S Kendrick Lewis53100%
vs. Houston56100%
S Eric Berry53100%
vs. Houston56100%
NT Dontari Poe5196%310%
vs. Houston56100%416%
CB Marcus Cooper3668%1550%
vs. Houston3359%1352%
S Quintin Demps2751%1963%
vs. Houston2341%1872%
ILB Akeem Jordan2445%1860%
vs. Houston2341%1872%
DE Mike DeVito2445%310%
vs. Houston3868%416%
DE Tyson Jackson2343%310%
vs. Houston3257%416%
DE Allen Bailey1630%620%
vs. Houston1323%312%
S Husain Abdullah917%2480%
vs. Houston59%2288%
DE Anthony Toribio24%
vs. Houston12%
CB Ron Parker2480%
vs. Houston2288%
LB J. Johnson2170%
vs. Houston1872%
LB Frank Zombo2170%
vs. Houston1872%
LB Nico Johnson1550%
vs. Houston1352%
P Dustin Colquitt1137%
vs. Houston728%
DE Mike Catapano1033%
vs. Houston1040%

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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