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%
vs. Houston 68 100% 3 12%
C Rodney Hudson 73 100% 6 20%
vs. Houston 68 100% 3 12%
LG Jeff Allen 73 100% 6 20%
vs. Houston 68 100% 3 12%
RT Eric Fisher 73 100% 6 20%
vs. Houston 68 100% 3 12%
QB Alex Smith 73 100%
vs. Houston 68 100%
RG Jon Asamoah 67 92% 5 17%
vs. Houston 68 100% 3 12%
TE Anthony Fasano 66 90%
vs. Houston 62 91%
RB Jamaal Charles 62 85%
vs. Houston 58 85%
WR Dwayne Bowe 58 79%
vs. Houston 55 81%
WR Donnie Avery 52 71%
vs. Houston 49 72%
WR Dexter McCluster 40 55% 6 20%
vs. Houston 26 38% 4 16%
FB Anthony Sherman 28 38% 15 50%
vs. Houston 34 50% 13 52%
TE Sean McGrath 26 36% 1 3%
vs. Houston 27 40%
WR Junior Hemingway 16 22% 21 70%
vs. Houston 9 13% 18 72%
RB Knile Davis 11 15%
vs. Houston 9 13%
G Geoff Schwartz 6 8% 6 20%
vs. Houston 3 12%
WR A.J. Jenkins 5 7%
vs. Houston 6 9%
WR Chad Hall 1 1%
vs. Houston 1 1% 1 4%
RB Cyrus Gray 21 70%
vs. Houston 1 1% 18 72%
K Ryan Succop 12 40%
vs. Houston 7 28%
LS Thomas Gafford 11 37%
vs. Houston 7 28%
RT D. Stephenson 6 20%
vs. Houston 3 4% 3 12%
Pos., Name Def. Snaps Snap % ST Snaps Snap %
OLB Justin Houston 53 100% 3 10%
vs. Houston 56 100% 4 16%
OLB Tamba Hali 53 100% 3 10%
vs. Houston 56 100% 4 16%
ILB Derrick Johnson 53 100% 3 10%
vs. Houston 56 100% 4 16%
CB Sean Smith 53 100%
vs. Houston 56 100%
CB Brandon Flowers 53 100%
vs. Houston 56 100%
S Kendrick Lewis 53 100%
vs. Houston 56 100%
S Eric Berry 53 100%
vs. Houston 56 100%
NT Dontari Poe 51 96% 3 10%
vs. Houston 56 100% 4 16%
CB Marcus Cooper 36 68% 15 50%
vs. Houston 33 59% 13 52%
S Quintin Demps 27 51% 19 63%
vs. Houston 23 41% 18 72%
ILB Akeem Jordan 24 45% 18 60%
vs. Houston 23 41% 18 72%
DE Mike DeVito 24 45% 3 10%
vs. Houston 38 68% 4 16%
DE Tyson Jackson 23 43% 3 10%
vs. Houston 32 57% 4 16%
DE Allen Bailey 16 30% 6 20%
vs. Houston 13 23% 3 12%
S Husain Abdullah 9 17% 24 80%
vs. Houston 5 9% 22 88%
DE Anthony Toribio 2 4%
vs. Houston 1 2%
CB Ron Parker 24 80%
vs. Houston 22 88%
LB J. Johnson 21 70%
vs. Houston 18 72%
LB Frank Zombo 21 70%
vs. Houston 18 72%
LB Nico Johnson 15 50%
vs. Houston 13 52%
P Dustin Colquitt 11 37%
vs. Houston 7 28%
DE Mike Catapano 10 33%
vs. Houston 10 40%

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