Snap count observations: Five Chiefs who are proving to be ironmen
04/10/2014 8:02 AM
04/10/2014 8:02 AM
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 Albert||73||100%||6||20%|
|C Rodney Hudson||73||100%||6||20%|
|LG Jeff Allen||73||100%||6||20%|
|RT Eric Fisher||73||100%||6||20%|
|QB Alex Smith||73||100%|
|RG Jon Asamoah||67||92%||5||17%|
|TE Anthony Fasano||66||90%|
|RB Jamaal Charles||62||85%|
|WR Dwayne Bowe||58||79%|
|WR Donnie Avery||52||71%|
|WR Dexter McCluster||40||55%||6||20%|
|FB Anthony Sherman||28||38%||15||50%|
|TE Sean McGrath||26||36%||1||3%|
|WR Junior Hemingway||16||22%||21||70%|
|RB Knile Davis||11||15%|
|G Geoff Schwartz||6||8%||6||20%|
|WR A.J. Jenkins||5||7%|
|WR Chad Hall||1||1%|
|RB Cyrus Gray||21||70%|
|K Ryan Succop||12||40%|
|LS Thomas Gafford||11||37%|
|RT D. Stephenson||6||20%|
|Pos., Name||Def. Snaps||Snap %||ST Snaps||Snap %|
|OLB Justin Houston||53||100%||3||10%|
|OLB Tamba Hali||53||100%||3||10%|
|ILB Derrick Johnson||53||100%||3||10%|
|CB Sean Smith||53||100%|
|CB Brandon Flowers||53||100%|
|S Kendrick Lewis||53||100%|
|S Eric Berry||53||100%|
|NT Dontari Poe||51||96%||3||10%|
|CB Marcus Cooper||36||68%||15||50%|
|S Quintin Demps||27||51%||19||63%|
|ILB Akeem Jordan||24||45%||18||60%|
|DE Mike DeVito||24||45%||3||10%|
|DE Tyson Jackson||23||43%||3||10%|
|DE Allen Bailey||16||30%||6||20%|
|S Husain Abdullah||9||17%||24||80%|
|DE Anthony Toribio||2||4%|
|CB Ron Parker||24||80%|
|LB J. Johnson||21||70%|
|LB Frank Zombo||21||70%|
|LB Nico Johnson||15||50%|
|P Dustin Colquitt||11||37%|
|DE Mike Catapano||10||33%|