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snap, crackle, and more SNAPS! (2013) - week 15 is up (1 Viewer)

The Claymaker

Footballguy
I have watched every GB game so far and when Micah Hyde is playing the D is better. He is a good tackler and seems to have an excellent grasp of the D. Hayward has absolutely sucked, he cost us the game against the Bears (In MHO) with a terrible missed tackle and then lost his man on another big third down. Then against the Eagles he and both safeties looked lost and out of place on several plays. I hate to say I hope a guy can't play, but I think we will better if Hyde is playing and Hayward is back on the bench or if Hyde takes the place of a safety and House/Williams/Shields play the corner and nickel spots.

 

Kool-Aid Larry

Footballguy
WEEK 11

note: players listed are largely either of possible interest, or have changed significantly over last week

if a guy isn't mentioned it's probably because he approximated last week's snap count

week 1 average was 67, I think

PHI (v WAS) 82

CIN (v CLE) 80 campbell 29 incompletions

KC (@DEN) 80

DEN (v KC) 78

CHI (v BAL) 78 OT

DET (@PIT) 77

NEP (@CAR) 57

NOS (v SF) 57

IND (@TEN) 56

NYG (v GB) 54

BUF (v NYJ) 58

MIN (@SEA) 52

saints continue their string of low snap counts on defense

lindsay rhodes is distracting me a little this week, so I might miss something

ARI - LB abraham 98% washington 89% (54 snaps) DB mathieu 98% r johnson 59%

looks like abraham might've picked up a half dozen snaps at the expense of washington @JAX
ATL- DL osi 60% c matthews 54% LB weatherspoon 100% worrilow 100% bartu 54% dent 1% DB deccoud 62% samuel 62% motta 38% alford 35% mcclain 44% v SEA
weatherspoon puts dent on the bench @TB

Not surprisingly, coach Mike Smith is pondering more lineup changes after shaking things up against the Buccaneers. He moved center Peter Konz to guard, then yanked him from the game after he struggled at the new position. Also, rookie Zeke Motta took over for free safety Thomas DeCoud, a Pro Bowler last season who hasn't come close to matching that level of play.

"The snap count will change," Smith said after practice. "There are some guys that deserve the opportunity to go out and play. They've been working extremely hard. We will let those guys that have had some production in limited snaps have an opportunity to go out and take more significant snaps."


Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2013/11/19/2785519/falcons-trying-to-come-to-terms.html#storylink=cpy
BAL - DL ngata 0% cody 56% a jones 74% LB mcclain 48% a brown 23% bynes 29% DB graham 52%

ngata out @CHI
BUF - LB lawson 62% DB a williams 97% gilmore 100% searcy 34% byrd 98% mckelvin 97% robey 69% v NYJ
CAR - DL c johnson 58% LB blackburn 0% klein 39% DB mikell 39% lester 61% florence 72%
klein replaces blackburn, c johnson inj v NEP
CHI - DL paea 24% LB greene 23% DB frey 78% bowman 100%
bowman replaces tillman, paea inj, mostly nickel v BAL
CIN - LB rey 100% j harrison 69% DB ghee 32% kirkpatrick 36%
crocker out v CLE
CLE - LB robertson 37% carder 61% mingo 61% DB owens 29%

robertson inj @CIN
DAL - BYE - mlb next week?
DEN - LB trevathan 81% irving 0% DB drc 73% webster 62% jammer 26% adams 69% ihenacho 92% r moore 35%
bailey out, ihenacho returns, r moore IR v KC
DET - DB quin 58% gomes 34% slay 6% carey 88%
ansah out, quin inj, mostly nickel @PIT

GB - DL m neal 79% LB b jones 78% lattimore 0% matthews 91% perry 0% DB jennings 69% house 88% hyde 48% banjo 30%
mulumba, perry, shields + hayward out @NYG

hyde has apparently taken kick returns from franklin, while remaining on punt returns

With a healthy Shields, Capers planned on using Hyde in the slot on first and second down with Tramon Williams moving inside on third down. Instead, the Packers relied heavily on Hyde against one of the game's top slot receivers in Cruz.
HOU - LB tarpinian 78% DB keo 99% mccain 36% harris 78%
keo takes over for reed, mays + k jackson out, not much nickel v OAK

IND - LB angerer 93% DB butler 48%

toler still out @TEN, walden most likely suspended next week

JAX - DL babin 67% LB allen 97% DB gratz 54% evans 84% guy 23% blackmon 61%

poz out v ARI

Receiver Mike Brown and cornerback Will Blackmon both sustained shoulder injuries against Arizona. Bradley said Brown’s is more severe than Blackmon’s.

Four other defensive players will be managed this week in practice, according to Bradley. Cornerback Dwayne Gratz (hamstring), linebacker Geno Hayes (knee), safety Josh Evans (thumb) and defensive tackle Roy Miller (shoulder) all should be ready for Sunday’s game at Houston.
KC - DL devito 8% bailey 56% LB a jordan 11% DB cooper 85% demps 90%

devito inj, pretty much all dime @DEN

MIA - DL wake 75% LB misi 23% DB patterson 29% carroll 71% j wilson 80%

patterson's groin issue continues, mostly nickel v SD

MIN - DL e griffen 75% LB mitchell 42% henderson 85% DB sendejo 90% raymond 6% sanford 92% cook 94% rhodes 50% sherels 33% robinson 54% jefferson 15%

cook + sanford return, robinson inj @SEA, some starters rest in blowout?

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier revealed Monday CB Josh Robinson "might" miss the rest of the season with a fractured sternum
NEP - DL vellano 72% sopoaga 72% LB hightower 100% spikes 77% fletcher 25% DB harmon 84% talib 79% arrington 86% l ryan 60%

dennard + gregory out, talib + arrington inj @CAR

Talib came out of the game after deflecting a pass intended for Steve Smith with 5:47 remaining in the fourth quarter and did not return. The team announced he had a hip injury and the return, at the time, was questionable. … This was a game in which the Patriots were in their base 3-4/5-2 defense more than the norm, hence the high snap totals for defensive linemen/ends. Sopoaga had played 26 snaps in his debut, but saw his playing time spike to 40 because of the base-heavy plan. … The Patriots showed a dime look early and in a surprise had Ebner as the sixth defensive back over 2012 second-round draft choice Tavon Wilson. But that wasn't a big part of the plan as they mostly played nickel when in sub. … Hightower wore the green dot on his helmet, indicating he had the communication device in receiving the call from the sideline. Safety Steve Gregory, who missed the game with a broken thumb, had that responsibility the previous two games. … Harmon stepped in for Gregory and seemed to account well for himself in his most extended playing time of the season (47 snaps). He had played 125 defensive snaps entering the game.

~ Mike Reiss
NOS - LB hawthorne 70% humber 58% DB bush 58% white 88% harper 30% greer 16%

harper returns, vaccaro out, greer IR, not much nickel v SF

NYG - DL jpp 76% LB beason 100% rivers 33% j williams 96% paysinger 4% DB mcbride 96% t thomas 65% rolle 100% hill 100% mundy 4%

webster out v GB

NYJ - DB milliner 91% ed reed 88% jarrett 12% a allen 4%

ed reed signed and takes allen's job - d landry ss?

OAK - DL hunter 59% mcgee 32% LB s moore 60% DB ross 88% young 23% p adams 74%

hunter inj @HOU

PHI - LB cole 66% b graham 34% goode 96% DB chung 87% boykin 32% carmichael 100%

kendricks, fletcher + wolff out, cole inj v WAS

PIT - DL hood 84% LB j jones 99% worilds 100% v williams 10% DB c allen 96% w allen 90%

keisel, woodley, sh thomas out - pretty much all dime v DET

SD - LB te'o 78% butler 100% walker 44% t williams 41% j johnson 24% DB cox 98% patrick 38% marshall 54%

patrick + j johnson inj @MIA, apparently cox got his job back

SEA - DL avril 59% clemons 68% bennett 51% LB wagner 76% (56 snaps) wright 82% irvin 50%

browner out several weeks, starters rested in blowout v MIN

SF - a smith 64% willis 100% DB reid 99% brock 78% t brown 36% e wright 45%

mcdonald out, t brown inj, e wright makes an appearance @NOS

STL - BYE

TB - LB foster 35% david 86% heyward 52% DB l johnson 85%

banks + foster inj, mostly nickel, starters rested in blowout v ATL, goldson suspended next week

TEN - DL d morgan 90% LB ayers 100% brown 65% mccarthy 99% DB sensabaugh 38% v IND

WAS - DB meriweather 94% amerson 100% doughty 79%

mostly nickel @PHI

atlanta situation sounds interesting

who steps in at mlb for DAL?

does hyde stick on kick returns for GB?

 
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cheese

Footballguy
Somewhat obscure, but where did Marquis Cole fit in for NE?

Would also be interested in Bengals DTs now that Geno is out if you've got that.

 

Ashem

Footballguy
Did TJ Ward play every down for CLE? His numbers were really down this week.
Yes. 62 defensive snaps + 7 special teams snaps.

The 62 snaps is the fewest snaps that the Cleveland defense has played in a game all year. After 10 games, they have averaged about 73 snaps a game.

 

Kool-Aid Larry

Footballguy
Somewhat obscure, but where did Marquis Cole fit in for NE?

Would also be interested in Bengals DTs now that Geno is out if you've got that.
cole is basically our 5th corner

talib (hip issue)

dennard (out)

arrington -- got muscled out of starting job and bumped to nickel by dennard, suffered groin issue on monday, I believe

logan ryan - rookie

cole

I don't know if julius and welker make it this week, but it's highly likely we use a base nickel, and if some of those listed guys can't go cole pretty much becomes a starter.

I expect a cb/s either gets called up from ps, or signed off the street this week - pray for us

mccourty could slide back over to corner, but we already have gregory out, with harmon subbing for him, so I guess we'd have to have maybe ebner sub at the other safety spot, which I think they'd rather avoid -- ebner got 3 snaps in dime, monday.

pretty sure cole got something like a dozen snaps on monday, and my guess was that they were late game -- after talib left.

yeah, here it is CB Marquice Cole – 12 of 58

I think bengals dt is some kind of rotation, but I'll check it out

 

Kool-Aid Larry

Footballguy
last year's 3rd rounder, brandon thompson, has taken the starting tackle spot from atkins, with domata peko holding down the other spot.

he had already been rotated in a bit the previous weeks, and got 74% of snaps in week 10, but only 45% this past weekend

gilberry spiked up from the 30s to 59% this week, and I think they might have been in some kind of dime about a third of the game because peko also only finished with 55%, whereas the previous week he mirrored thompson with 78%, and had been normally in the 60s when atkins was in.

harrison got a pretty good chunk this week, so maybe they have a 3-3-5 nickel rush package where he walks up to the line -- I think thompson's strength is more of a run stuffer than a pass rusher.

edit: apparently last year's 2nd rounder, devon still, has been out with a dislocated elbow, so he might have some rotational role if he comes back next month.

 
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Kool-Aid Larry

Footballguy
Hoping to see SEA Wagner in on a few more snaps moving forward. Nice game, but the more (snaps) the merrier.
yeah, I think there's a wagner thread around here with some discussion of that, and it's something I've been painfully aware of as a fellow wagner owner.

the problem is, I think you're likely to get about what you've been getting -- it's a victory if that guy breaks 60.

although, the run defense isn't the same, and they managed to pick up something like 75 snaps on defense this week, so maybe there's hope.

 

Kool-Aid Larry

Footballguy
LargeMouthBass said:
oh yeah, he's an every snap guy -- played all 78
Really? Thanks, I don't know how one can play every down and only get 1 solo and 4 ast.
psshh....ask nick roach.

I really thought woodyard had a great string of match ups coming out of their bye, starting with kc, but I guess it didn't work out so well - looks like trevathan and phillips sucked them all up.

I have to go right back to him against the pats, though -- then next week I think it's san diego.

 

LargeMouthBass

Footballguy
I honestly think Woodyard is still hurt. He doesn't look right. He used to be everywhere before he got hurt. Now he gets out hustled by Trevathan and others.

 

The Claymaker

Footballguy
LargeMouthBass said:
I honestly think Woodyard is still hurt. He doesn't look right. He used to be everywhere before he got hurt. Now he gets out hustled by Trevathan and others.
I agree 100%, WW is a tackling machine and he has very good speed, he looked so slow against KC. I really think he is playing hurt, nothing else makes sense seeing slow Phillips beat him to the ball.

 

Kool-Aid Larry

Footballguy
WEEK 12

note: players listed are largely either of possible interest, or have changed significantly over last week

if a guy isn't mentioned it's probably because he approximated last week's snap count

week 1 average was 67, I think

MIN (v GB) 94 OT GB qb 25 inc

NEP (v DEN) 90 OT DEN 47 RuA

DEN (@NEP) 87 OT

GB (@MIN) 80 OT

STL (v CHI) 79

OAK (v TEN) 79

WAS (v SF) 58

TEN (@OAK) 57

JAX (@HOU) 57

BAL (v NYJ) 57

CHI (@STL) 56

DET (v TB) 52

ARI - DB mathieu 100% r johnson 82%

mostly nickel v IND
ATL- LB weatherspoon 100% worrilow 95% bartu 52% DB deccoud 100% samuel 93% trufant 77% mcclain 45%

teams really haven't played as much nickel against NOS as you'd expect this year

trufant missed snaps w/inj but returned

BAL - DL ngata 47% LB mcclain 40% a brown 35% bynes 25% DB graham 63%

ngata returns v NYJ
BUF - BYE
CAR - DL alexander 56% LB klein 21% DB mitchell 100% mikell 57% lester 43% munnerlyn 87% florence 71%
blackburn, c johnson out @MIA

Mitchell, who said he played the second half with a lower-body injury that will require an MRI on Monday, said the Panthers were in a cover-2 when Wallace turned an out route into a post.

“When somebody runs a post 30 yards downfield and they’ve got the time to throw it, it’s going to be a 1-on-1,” Mitchell said. “I don’t mind it at all. My coaches trust me to not let people make catches back there. That’s what happened.”

Wallace had five catches for 127 yards, but couldn’t come down with Ryan Tannehill’s last pass, which fell to the turf at the Panthers’ 1.

“He’s a fast guy but there’s no way I was going to let him catch the ball,” Mitchell said. “I’m glad we got the win. Obviously, in a perfect world I’m not playing hurt, for one, and then two, I’d like to be on top of that route making an interception or a knockdown.”

Mitchell wasn’t the only defensive back burned by Wallace, who signed a five-year, $60million deal with Miami during the offseason.

Wallace beat cornerback Captain Munnerlyn deep twice in the first half – for a 53-yard touchdown and a 57-yard gain that set up a field goal.

Munnerlyn said with Tannehill rolling out on a bootleg, he expected Wallace to run comeback routes both plays.

“It’s my fault. Everybody in the league does comebacks with a boot. I sat on his route and thought a comeback was coming, and he kept going,” Munnerlyn said. “From film study, I should’ve known my personnel. I know if I sit on his route, he’s going to keep going.

Overall, Tannehill was 7-for-7 throwing against Carolina CB Captain Munnerlyn
CHI - LB greene 71% DB frey 27%
paea out, not much nickel @STL
CIN - BYE - mauluga due back?
CLE - LB carder 42% eubanks 43% mingo 49% DB owens 81% skrine 80% mcfadden 14%

robertson out, carder + skrine inj v PIT

said Chudzinski, via Nate Ulrich of The Akron-Beacon Journal. “(LB) Tank Carder has a shoulder sprain; we’ll see how he is as the week progresses.

(DB) Buster Skrine has bruised ribs and again, we’ll see how he progresses as the week goes on.
DAL - DL e brown 28% hayden 81% hatcher 72% LB carter 100% sims 78% other 0% DB heath 99% wilcox 27% claiborne 48%

hatcher returns, claiborne inj @NYG

looks like DAL worked around their LB issue w/extra DB most of the game + a chunk of heavy snaps with an extra DL -- total DL snaps = ~450%

For the first time this season, the Cowboys broke out a dime defense, utilizing six defensive backs. It was somewhat out of necessity with injuries to Lee and Justin Durant. Safety Barry Church moved to the Mike linebacker spot and rookies J.J. Wilcox and Jeff Heath took over the safety roles with corners Brandon Carr, Orlando Scandrick and either Claiborne or Webb. Defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin likes to play zone, but the lack of a dime package caught the Cowboys' linebackers in difficult matchups. Facing some better passing teams down the stretch (Green Bay, Chicago, Philadelphia and Washington), the dime package could be more of a featured defense.
DEN - DL vickerson 44% LB trevathan 98% irving 17% DB drc 31% webster 62% jammer 55% adams 100% ihenacho 97%
adams replaces r moore, vickerson + drc inj @NEP
DET - DL ansah 77% LB palmer 58% DB quin 92% houston 79% slay 12% carey 8% bentley 44%
ansah returns, houston inj v TB

GB - LB b jones 68% mulumba 40% DB jennings 68% house 95% hyde 40%
jolly, perry + shields out, hayward IR @MIN

franklin concussed on kr, leaving hyde as probable kr+pr vs DET next week

Possibly the best performer was Jarrett Bush (23), who filled in as the dime back for the second straight game. He always provides a physical dimension, and his coverage has been tight, too. Morgan Burnett (80) spent the majority of the game as the eighth defender in the box, and on six occasions (four against Peterson) he came through with strong wrap-up tackles to prevent breakaway runs. Penalized just three times in his career, Burnett picked up a pair in this game, but his roughing call was ludicrous. M.D. Jennings (54) also tackled well, but he's limited so much by size. The Packers tried the heavier Chris Banjo (17), but he got destroyed by pulling TE John Carlson on Gerhart's 26-yard jaunt and was removed in mid-series for Sean Richardson (11).
~bob mcginn
HOU - LB mays 76% tarpinian 6% DB keo 85% pleasant 24% mccain 93% harris 43%
mays returns, k jackson out v JAX

IND - LB werner 79% angerer 47% sheppard 40% DB butler 64% davis 79%

walden + toler out, davis inj @ARI (L 11-40)

JAX - LB allen 72% hayes 81% DB gratz 100% harris 40% evans 67% guy 33%

poz returns, blackmon out v ARI

http://www.bigcatcountry.com/2013/11/26/5147752/jaguars-vs-texans-analyzing-snap-counts-defense

Thoughts: For the past few games the Jaguars have done a heavy rotation at the safety position, mostly at the "free" safety spot, with Josh Evans and Winston Guy. They've also done a lot of "heavy nickel" with all three on the field at the same time.The Jaguars gave gotten good rotation at their defensive end position, especially at the LEO-end. With the addition of Ryan Davis the past two weeks, they've seem to run a lot more "bear" fronts and fronts using two LEO ends. In Ryan Davis' 17 snaps, he rushed the passer 16 times with a hit and a hurry on the QB. His addition has seemed to help spark the pass rush.
KC - LB houston 39% hali 19% moses 61% zombo 81% DB cooper 83% demps (KR) 80%

devito out, houston + hali inj, lot of dime again v SD

demps has picked up a lot of snaps in heavy db schemes the last 2 weeks

MIA - DL wake 75% jordan 46% LB misi 51% DB patterson 29% j wilson 54%

patterson out v CAR

MIN - DL e griffen 61% LB mitchell 17% cole 100% DB sendejo 100% raymond 0% sanford 100% rhodes 67% sherels 62% blanton 52%

henderson + robinson out v GB, jefferson cut

NEP - LB hightower 37% spikes 74% fletcher 63% collins 26% DB harmon 100% talib 89% arrington 94% l ryan 77% dennard 23%

harmon subs for gregory, dennard returns, sopoaga + hightower inj?, mostly nickel v DEN

linebacker Dont’a Hightower and defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga weren’t listed on the injury report despite not playing in the second half Sunday. So their absence seemed to be less health-related and more a result of performance.

~mike reiss
NOS - LB hawthorne 60% DB bush 40% white 99% harper 90% vaccaro 100%

white for greer, harper ramps back up, vaccaro returns @ATL

NYG - DL jpp 42% DB mcbride 69% t thomas 74% rolle 100% hill 100% mundy 26%

mcbride inj v DAL

Cornerback Trumaine McBride suffered a re-occurrence of a groin injury late in Sunday's game. No word yet on the severity of McBride's injury. Jason Pierre-Paul played only 27 snaps Sunday due to his shoulder injury.
NYJ - DB milliner 98% cro 78% wilson 34% walls 20% ed reed 97%

cro inj @BAL

OAK - DL mcgee 57% LB s moore 84% burnett 82% DB ross 73% young 47% p adams 61% jenkins 71%

hunter out, jenkins inj v TEN

PHI - BYE - kendricks returning?

PIT - LB j jones 100% worilds 100% v williams 30% DB c allen 70% w allen 65%

keisel, woodley, sh thomas out @CLE

SD - LB te'o 73% d butler 95% walker 88% t williams 42% DB cox 39% patrick 45% marshall 78% wright 89% c butler 2 snaps

j johnson out, cox benched again, wright inj @KC

Chargers CB Derek Cox was benched yet again in Sunday's Week 12 win at Kansas City.
It's the third time in four games Cox has been benched. On Sunday, he gave up a 32-yard touchdown to Donnie Avery and then another 36-yard gain to Avery. Cox, who signed a four-year, $20 million deal in free agency, didn't play a snap in the second half. Even when Shareece Wright went down with an injury in the second half, the coaches turned to Crezdon Butler instead of Cox.
In the fourth quarter, Wright briefly exited with an apparent leg injury. Butler, not Cox, entered the game. Marshall already was playing for Cox, and Patrick was in the slot.
Coach Mike McCoy said Monday the team will be holding a job competition this week in practice.
Asked if Cox would return to his starting role, McCoy indicated that jobs would be up for grabs in the defensive backfield. McCoy would not say what players will be part of the audition.
SEA - BYE - browner + thurmond suspensions

SF - a smith 75% willis 100% DB brock 100% e wright 42%

t brown out @WAS

STL - LB dunbar 43% DB mcdonald 92% stewart 37% t johnson 52% mcgee 71%

mcdonald back, t johnson inj v CHI

TB - LB heyward 72% DB banks 91% revis 45% gorrer 64% l johnson 95% tandy 100%

foster + goldson out, revis injt, all nickel @DET

TEN - DL d morgan 93% LB ayers 96% brown 84% fokou 82% mccarthy 0% DB sensabaugh 28%

fokou returns and benches mccarthy @OAK, griffin suspended next week

WAS - DB meriweather 98% amerson 19% doughty 79%

amerson big loser as fewer db needed v SF

 
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ShaHBucks

Footballguy
First off, Kool-Aid Larry these are the most valuable post in all of the fbg forum. Thank you. Just some comentary:

Bjoern Warner is a backup at best. Don't feed into the hype. I meant to start a thread about him being a bust last week after hearing the audible.

Tank Carder had 4 solo's before halftime when he was hurt.

In my deep league K. Greene looks like a add, again... We'll see. I wish he played the middle while Bostic uses his athleticism on the outside.

D. Wolfe moving back to DT can be added to my wishlist.

 

Kool-Aid Larry

Footballguy
yeah, I think warner is just subbing a game for walden's suspension -- he's probably back on the bench next game.

I was kind of surprised to see angerer only get half the snaps --- even in a blowout.

glad you like the thread -- I'll admit, I do it for myself as much as anybody, but I like to think somebody besides myself gets some use out of it.

 
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Mistabishi

Footballguy
I'm baffled why Sendejo did so poorly this week compared to others with all of those tackle opportunities. I do see the incompletion % so maybe that had something to do with it. I'm assuming he was in SS and Sanford remained at FS.

 

Kool-Aid Larry

Footballguy
yeah, even if you knock off, let's say, 8 incompletions to bring it down to a more typical 17 it'd still be 86 snaps, which could be a league high on any given week, and backs touched the ball about 40x.

guess that's just the breaks

saw this in a blog

A typical example is Lacy's 10-yard run with 5:46 left in the first quarter. The Packers line up in the shotgun with John Kuhn designated to block off tackle. Shortly after the snap, Lacy notices that Minnesota has brought an extra man (Andrew Sendejo) into the gap forcing him to redirect. Without hesitation, he turns directly towards Sitton who has already locked up Kevin Williams and opened up a new hole for Lacy to run through
btw, at risk of jinxing myself, I'd take a good look at micah hyde (GB) as a thanksgiving spot play.

maybe gets some good yardage returning kicks vs det, and even though shields is probably back I'm hoping he gets some quality snaps against a team that should be pretty fair to a slot corner.

hopefully, house doesn't screw me.

 
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Kool-Aid Larry

Footballguy
WEEK 13

note: players listed are largely either of possible interest, or have changed significantly over last week

if a guy isn't mentioned it's probably because he approximated last week's snap count

week 1 average was 67, I think

BUF (v ATL) 88 OT (Toronto)

CHI (@MIN) 87 OT

NYJ (v MIA) 81

GB (@DET) 81

ARI (@PHI) 78

SEA (v NOS) 60

DAL (v OAK) 56

MIA (@NYJ) 55

WAS (v NYG) 54

CAR (v TB) 49

DET (v GB) 43

ATL offense surprisingly good match up this week

most of the lower snap totals were either match up driven, like against NYJ, GB, and OAK offense, or defenses that are just too good for the good of fantasy players, like SEA and CAR

DET def posting lowest snap totals the last 2 weeks -- here's their snap counts from week 7 on:

wk7 v CIN 57, wk8 v DAL 57, BYE, wk10 @CHI 75, wk11 @PIT 77, wk12 v TB 52, wk13 v GB 43

ansah was injured weeks 8 - 11

ARI - DB mathieu 100% r johnson 62% @PHI
ATL- LB weatherspoon 100% worrilow 100% bartu 28% DB samuel 44% trufant 98% alford 55% mcclain 70%

looks like around 70% nickel @BUF (Toronto)

Defensively, the Falcons secondary was the star of the game. Robert Alford in particular was all over his man all day, stride for stride, playing bump and run coverage. He was like a human blanket, and further made the case for Asante Samuel to be finding a new team after this season.
BAL - DL ngata 62% LB mcclain 29% a brown 12% bynes 59% DB graham 85%

mostly nickel v PIT, bynes gets a bump
BUF - DB robey 47%, searcy 27% v ATL
CAR - DL alexander 53% hardy 96% edwards 31% LB klein 43% DB mitchell 100% mikell 96% lester 4% florence 100% white 57%

ch johnson out, d edwards inj v TB

A week ago, the Panthers didn't do that. Miami wide receiver Mike Wallace beat cornerback Captain Munnerlyn for completions of 53 and 57 yards. He had another where he was overthrown and he ended the game getting behind the secondary for what ultimately was an incompletion near the end zone.
Those plays were so scary that coach Ron Rivera opened the competition at both corners this past week, not naming his starters until Sunday.
Not even Munnerlyn, the senior member of the secondary, was guaranteed a spot outside the nickel position.
Florence was the benefactor, replacing rookie Melvin White at right corner in the base defense.

Coach Ron Rivera said on Friday the only members of the secondary guaranteed a starting spot are safeties Quintin Mikell and Mike Mitchell.
CHI - DL paea 47% LB greene 66% DB steltz 100% bowman 90% frey 34%
steltz subs for m wright, paea back, not much nickel @MIN
CIN - DL thompson 63% still 23% LB burfict 98% rey 42% maualuga 58% j harrison 29% DB crocker 89%

maualuga returns, mostly nickel @SD
CLE - LB eubanks 62% mingo 55% DB owens 54% mcfadden 42% skrine 100%

robertson + carder out v JAX

Browns placed CB Chris Owens on injured reserve with a knee injury, ending his season. 12/3

Browns rookie CB Leon McFadden is expected to see more playing time in Week 14 against the Patriots.
McFadden has been getting snaps as a safety in dime packages over the last two weeks and will take over as the No. 3 corner for the rest of the season with Chris Owens on injured reserve.
DAL - DL e brown 16% ware 79% LB carter 100% sims 73% wilber 55% DB church 89% heath 79% wilcox 59% webb 43%

claiborne out v OAK

Jerry Jones hinted that Kyle Wilber has stolen the starting strong-side linebacker job from Justin Durant.
Durant has missed the last two games due to a hamstring pull. The Cowboys have won both and Wilber has compiled 11 tackles including one for a loss. "If you [are injured] and you're the starter, then you're supposed to be the starter when you get back. So much for that. I'm excited about Wilber as a player, as an asset for the Cowboys," Jones said
DEN - LB trevathan 97% woodyard 68% DB webster 69% jammer 44% bailey 42% adams 100% ihenacho 100% bruton 26%
wolfe + drc out @KC
DET - DL ansah 65% LB palmer 35% DB slay 100% bentley 67%
slay subs for houston v GB

GB - DL jolly 44% m neal 47% LB matthews 70% perry 48% b jones 86% DB shields 100% jennings 79% house 80% hyde 16%
jolly, perry + shields return, house bumps hyde @DET

HOU - LB sharpton 79% mays 64% tarpinian 39% DB k jackson 90% mccain 51%
k jackson returns v NEP

IND - LB angerer 68% DB butler 100% davis 100% vaughn 63%

walden back, toler still out v TEN

JAX - LB allen 57% hayes 87% DB harris 40% evans 12% guy 88%

evans inj @CLE

Jaguars FS Josh Evans has been ruled out for Week 14.
Winston Guy will start Thursday's game against the Texans. A sixth-round rookie who's started 9-of-12 games this season, Evans is week to week
KC - LB zombo 100% hali 100% DB cooper 90% k lewis 83% demps 90%

devito + houston out, mostly dime v DEN

MIA - LB misi 40% DB carroll 76% j wilson 62%

patterson out @NYJ

MIN - DL e griffen 50% LB mitchell 30% cole 100% DB cook 65% rhodes 100% sherels 36% blanton 68%

henderson + robinson out, cook ejected v CHI

NEP - LB hightower 83% spikes 80% fletcher 20% collins 23% DB harmon 55% gregory 38% talib 100% arrington 27% l ryan 95%

dennard out, l ryan bumps arrington (groin?) @HOU

The Patriots had two different "base" packages in the game depending on the Texans' personnel. The standard base personnel had rookie cornerback Ryan playing over Arrington in the No. 2 spot opposite Talib. The other base package had a third cornerback over a second safety, with Arrington coming on in place of Harmon/Gregory. The 18 snaps for Arrington, who has been playing through a groin injury, were easily a season low. ... Even with Gregory returning at safety for the first time since breaking his thumb Nov. 3, he was limited in his snaps, splitting time with Harmon, who started. ... Because the Patriots weren't in their sub defense as often as last week, linebackers Fletcher and Collins saw their snaps decline when compared to last week against the Broncos. ... Siliga made his debut after being promoted from the practice squad Wednesday and split time with Sopoaga at nose tackle in the base 3-4 alignment, with Vellano and Chris Jones at the ends.

~ Mike Reiss
NOS - LB lofton 86% hawthorne 85% DB bush 14% harper 52% vaccaro 94% @SEA

NYG - DL tuck 100% LB paysinger 54% j williams 46% rivers 54% DB hosley 97% t thomas 46% mundy 0%

JPP + webster out, hosley subs for mcbride @WAS

NYJ - DB milliner 75% cro 95% wilson 40% walls 4% ed reed 90%

milliner benched again v MIA

OAK - DL mcgee 34% LB s moore 88% burnett 96% DB ross 88% young 32% p adams 76% jenkins 66%

hunter still out @DAL

PHI - LB graham 18% kendricks 100% DB chung 100% boykin 42%

kendricks returns v ARI

PIT - DL keisel 11% LB j jones 100% worilds 100% v williams 13% DB c allen 87% w allen 81% sh thomas 0% (5 special teams snaps)

woodley still out, heavy db scheme and cheating @BAL

SD - LB te'o 90% d butler 98% walker 95% t williams 73% DB cox 0% patrick 27% marshall 98% s wright 98%

cox benched for marshall, not much nickel v CIN (34/23 run/pass) - SD used a 2 true DL package 27%

With Jarret Johnson out again to injury, Reggie Walker and Tourek Williams got the most opportunities at outside linebacker, resulting in Thomas Keiser losing 40 percent of his snaps.
SEA - DL avril 55% bennett 55% clemons 67% LB irvin 43% DB b maxwell 95% j lane 53%

maxwell takes over for browner, lane for thurmond v NOS

SF - a smith 78% bowman 86% willis 86%% DB brock 100% e wright 55%

t brown still out v STL

STL - LB dunbar 79% DB t johnson 97%

not much nickel @SF

TB - LB foster 86% casillas 62% DB revis 61% l johnson 66%

foster + goldson return, revis inj @CAR

TEN - DL d morgan 82% LB ayers 83% brown 98% fokou 94% DB wilson 98% sensabaugh 60%

wilson subs for griffin @IND

WAS - LB fletcher 76% DB meriweather 98% amerson 59% doughty 24% rambo 74% biggers 28%

doughty inj v NYG

 
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Kool-Aid Larry

Footballguy
WEEK 14

can't believe the season went by so quick, but I say that every year.

this is most likely the final week for these updates, so good luck everybody in your playoffs, and hopefully this was of some use to somebody

TEN (@DEN) 95!!

MIN (@BAL) 85 flacco 22 inc

CLE (@NEP) 83

JAX (v HOU) 83

IND (@CIN) 77

OAK (@NYJ) 58

SD (v NYG) 55

CHI (v DAL) 55

ARI (v STL) 54

SF (v SEA) 53

DEN (v TEN) 50

ARI - LB shaughnessy 59% DB mathieu 67% r johnson 69% cason 39% v STL

mathieu IR

Mike Jurecki ‏@mikejurecki 9 Dec

Rashad Johnson will take over at safety for Mathieu, Cards could use Powers in the slot & Cason on the outside in nickel situations.
ATL- DL unmenyiora 66% LB weatherspoon 87% worrilow 100% bartu 35% DB trufant 100% alford 100% mcclain 77% deccoud 25% motta 75%

samuel benched, deccoud inj, mostly nickel @GB

Rookie cornerback Robert Alford knew early last week he would start at left cornerback in place of Asante Samuel. The coaching staff remained coy about the decision, although defensive coordinator Mike Nolan implied it was Alford’s time to surpass Samuel. In fact, Samuel didn’t even play, as Alford took all the reps.
BAL - DL ngata 76% LB mcclain 56% a brown 17% bynes 24% DB graham 48% v MIN
BUF - DL a branch 71% LB lawson 74% bradham 71% DB robey 29%, searcy 18%

not much nickel+ @TB
CAR - DL c johnson 78% LB blackburn 38% klein 12% DB mikell 100% lester 0% florence 95% white 52%

ch johnson returns, blackburn takes snaps back from klein @NOS

CHI - DL paea 33% LB greene 62% DB m wright 100% frey 38%
m wright returns v DAL -- dallas is turible, btw
CIN - DL thompson 35% still 18% gilberry 67% LB burfict 100% rey 50% maualuga 50% j harrison 87% DB newman 82% crocker 67% iloka 58% kirkpatrick 42%

newman + iloka inj v IND - looks like a similar scheme from a couple weeks ago where gilberry and harrison get heavy snaps as a pass rushing front at thompson's expense

crocker may start next week if iloka can't get cleared
CLE - LB robertson 49% mingo 51% DB mcfadden 69%

robertson returns, owens IR @NEP

DAL - DL e brown 0% ware 74% LB lee 65% carter 71% sims 35% wilber 61% DB heath 96% wilcox 22% webb 26%

claiborne out, lee inj in blowout @CHI -- last week I read a blurb saying the coaching staff preferred heath, and had told wilcox he needs to earn the job back

DEN - LB trevathan 98% woodyard 20% lenon 46% DB webster 52% drc 52% jammer 42% bailey 0% adams 100% ihenacho 42% harris 94% o bolden 82%
wolfe + bailey out, drc returns, woodyard and ihenacho benched v TEN

The Broncos benched SS Duke Ihenacho in Sunday's Week 14 win over the Titans.
After playing virtually every snap through the first 12 games of the season, Ihenacho saw just 22-of-51 snaps on Sunday. Omar Bolden stepped in at free safety while Mike Adams shifted from free to strong safety. "We wanted to look at Omar," coach John Fox said. "We took a look at some other guys a little bit to develop that throughout the rest of the season."
DET - DL ansah 31% d taylor 33% LB palmer 29% DB mathis 85% bentley 52%
ansah inj, slay out in snowbowl @PHI

GB - LB matthews 92% perry 58% b jones 66% hawk 98% DB jennings 36% house 2% hyde 61% s richardson 64%

b jones inj, jennings and house benched v ATL

By Tyler Dunne of the Journal Sentinel
[SIZE=1.2em]Dec. 9, 2013 [/SIZE]

Green Bay --- Midway through Green Bay's 22-21 win over the Atlanta Falcons, Sean Richardson replaced M.D. Jennings at safety. For now, it's unknown if the switch will stick.

Richardson played well, particularly against the run. But on Monday, defensive coordinator Dom Capers indicated that this was more about utilizing a 6-foot-2, 216-pound safety against Steven Jackson.

"We haven’t made any decisions that way," Capers said. "I think both of them will have a role and it kind of depends on how the game goes. We felt at the time with having a big back in there and having Sean being able to step in there and play that, you saw him make a couple nice physical tackles up in there and supporting on the run.”
The only other injuries were to inside linebackers Jamari Lattimore (knee) and Brad Jones (ankle), who did not return. McCarthy said the medical staff "felt pretty good about Brad," though he didn't have information on Lattimore.


the coaching staff benched Jennings in favor of Sean Richardson and moved Burnett to free safety.
HOU - LB mays 48% DB mccain 52% pleasant 52% @JAX

IND - LB angerer 29% sheppard 66% DB vaughn 34%

toler still out @CIN

JAX - LB allen 39% hayes 87% DB harris 30% blackmon 35% guy 100%

evans out v HOU

KC - DL devito 43% DB cooper 42% demps 57%

devito back, houston out, a few starters rest in blowout @WAS

MIA - LB misi 33% DB carroll 80% j wilson 74% patterson 18% @PIT

patterson IR

MIN - LB mitchell 6% henderson 8% cole 100% DB rhodes 71% sherels 25% blanton 87%

rhodes inj @BAL - sherels may start next week

NEP - DL siliga 69% LB hightower 76% spikes 62% fletcher 42% collins 73% DB harmon 22% gregory 86% talib 99% arrington 42% l ryan 66% dennard 34%

signed off the ps so he wouldn't be stolen away, siliga eats up snaps from sopoaga and vellano

gregory regains snaps from harmon, dennard re-inj (?) v CLE

Analysis: The first-unit presence of Siliga, promoted from the practice squad two weeks ago, was notable. The 6-foot-2, 325-pound second-year pro started over Vellano (6-1, 300) as the Patriots prioritized taking away the Browns’ inside running game and appeared to want more bulk and power. Siliga, who also played over veteran Sopoaga (relegated to two snaps of short-yardage work), seemed to hold his own. … The single snaps that McCourty and Talib missed were in short yardage. … Hightower wore the green dot on his helmet as he had the communication device in his helmet to get the calls. … The Patriots didn’t run many nickel fronts, which is why Carter’s snap total was low. … Collins, the team’s top pick in April, is playing more as he’s showing up in the base defense and also in sub at times. His 55 snaps were easily a season high, more than doubling his previous top mark of 26 against the Dolphins on Oct. 27. … In the secondary, the Patriots played Talib and Ryan as the top corners in the base defense, but in the sub they removed Ryan and inserted Dennard and Arrington. … Gregory, in his second game back since breaking his thumb, took more of the snaps as rookie Harmon was slightly edged out.

~ Mike Reiss
NOS - LB hawthorne 81% DB harper 75% v CAR

NYG - LB paysinger 58% j williams 42% rivers 33% DB hosley 33% mcbride 54% t thomas 67%

JPP + webster still out, mcbride returns @SD

NYJ - DB milliner 94% cro 96% wilson 34% ed reed 67% a allen 36%

cro inj v OAK

OAK - DL hunter 50% LB s moore 69% DB ross 100% p adams 33%

young IR, hunter returns, not much nickel @NYJ

PHI - LB graham 34% cole 49% DB boykin 34% v DET

PIT - DL heyward 95% LB woodley 66% j jones 34% worilds 100% v williams 27% DB c allen 100% w allen 73% gay 74%

woodley returns, c allen may have taken starting job back from gay v MIA

LaMarr Woodley alternated with Jarvis Jones at right outside linebacker as the Steelers eased him back into action following a three-game absence because of a calf injury. Woodley moved to the right side so Jason Worilds could stay at left outside linebacker, and the latter had another monster game with a pair of sacks, eight tackles, including three for a loss, and two quarterback hurries
SD - LB te'o 65% d butler 87% walker 51% t williams 47% ingram 24% j johnson 38% DB patrick 69%

ingram and j johnson return v NYG

SEA - DL avril 46% bennett 56% clemons 60% LB irvin 65% wright 32% m smith 81% DB j lane 24%

wright inj, not much nickel @SF

SF - DB e wright 30% v SEA

STL - LB dunbar 44% DB d stewart 56% @ARI

TB - LB foster 79% DB l johnson 87%

casillas IR, pretty much all nickel+ v BUF

TEN - LB ayers 35% brown 40% fokou 68% mccarthy 32% gooden 33% DB wilson 46% sensabaugh 81%

griffin returns in blowout @DEN

The Titans did more rotating of linebackers in Sunday’s loss to the Broncos than they had in any other game this season.
Coach Mike Munchak said the strategy was to keep linebackers fresh against a high-octane offense. The rotation plan left at least one linebacker scratching his head, however.

Zach Brown, the team’s second-leading tackler, said he didn’t understand why he was on the field for just 38 of the 95 defensive snaps in a 51-28 loss.

“I’m kind of wondering myself,” Brown said. “You’ve got to keep your best players and playmakers on the field. That’s what you do when you play defense. You look at all the good defenses right now. They keep their best players on the field.”

Moise Fokou led the Titans linebackers with 65 snaps, followed by Brown (38), Akeem Ayers (33), rookie Zaviar Gooden (31) and Colin McCarthy (30).

The big surprise was that Gooden — who hadn’t made a defensive tackle while playing sparingly in six games — saw almost as much time as Brown and Ayers.

“We wanted all four linebackers (in addition to Fokou) being comfortable playing a series so we could rest guys, so they couldn’t take advantage of us maybe being tired,” Munchak said. “We did the same thing with the (defensive line), so it had nothing to do with how the guys were playing. It was more about the reps we knew they were probably going to have to play.”
WAS - DB amerson 46% doughty 48% rambo 73% biggers 22% gumbs 29%

meriweather out in blowout v KC

 
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Hoss Style

Footballguy
Two questions for you, Larry:

First, Mikell is at 100%. I'm assuming he stays there next game, being he made plays. Did you get to see him?

Second, How did Burnett look at FS? Did you get to see any of that game?

And as always, thanks for a great thread all year. I went to this thread as much as I went to many of the FBG articles. :thumbup:

 

ShaHBucks

Footballguy
Worilds is who Jarvis Jones is suposed to be lol. Sucks for me.

Cortez Allen is supposidly a big time tackler at cb.

I share Zach Brown's concern regarding his usage.

I've been conducting the Jamie Collins train. No one here that plays Dynasty should miss out on stashing him for next season. 100+ tackles, 10+ sacks and a few picks(he even played db in college) at DE/LB are on the table giving how gifted of an athlete he is.

As a Eagles fan I'm glad to see more Bradon Graham finally.

 

Kool-Aid Larry

Footballguy
evidently, brad jones got hurt

The only other injuries were to inside linebackers Jamari Lattimore (knee) and Brad Jones (ankle), who did not return. McCarthy said the medical staff "felt pretty good about Brad," though he didn't have information on Lattimore.
also

Capers stopped short of saying Richardson has permanently surpassed Jennings.

"No, we haven't made any decisions that way," Capers said. "I think both of them will have a role and it kind of depends on how the game goes."

Probably because a more pass-heavy Dallas Cowboys offense is up next. With more snaps under his belt and being a tick more athletic, Jennings might be Green Bay's best bet this Sunday. Either way, the Packers likely sent a team-wide message in sitting Jennings after the missed tackle. A problem in Detroit didn't linger against the Falcons — Capers called it Green Bay's best tackling game of the season. He counted only two misses.

And the coach also stood up for Burnett. All season, Burnett has received a strong backing from his coaches. That didn't change Monday.

Capers gave Burnett some leeway on the Gonzalez touchdown, saying Gonzalez stayed in to block for a long time and that the Packers could have helped Burnett by chipping the tight end.

"I thought he had good production. I thought he played well," Capers said of Burnett. "He supported up there on the run a couple times. We had a guy use up two blocks and he was free to the ball, so I thought he did a nice job playing the run."

Williams outside: Elsewhere in the secondary, cornerback Davon House was benched against Atlanta. The Packers used Micah Hyde as their nickel corner and moved Tramon Williams outside. Jarrett Bush played in dime.

"He's a more natural outside player, and we had Micah to give us some things from a blitz standpoint inside," Capers said. "You noticed that he had two or three nice plays blitzing off the edge. Of course Jarrett, he's been around here and he understands both positions."

Capers added that it's sometimes easier to leverage help toward an inside corner than one on the outside. Players can be isolated at times outside, hence the confidence in the veteran Williams.

"Tramon is a smart enough guy that if we need him in there from a matchup standpoint, he can go in there," Capers said. "We kind of like what Micah and Jarrett gives us inside because both of those guys are pretty good tacklers. You can use them in pressure. They can go in and tackle those big running backs."

If an offense uses its stud receiver inside, it wouldn't be a surprise if Williams tags along.


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Kool-Aid Larry

Footballguy
Hoss Style said:
Two questions for you, Larry:

First, Mikell is at 100%. I'm assuming he stays there next game, being he made plays. Did you get to see him?

Second, How did Burnett look at FS? Did you get to see any of that game?

And as always, thanks for a great thread all year. I went to this thread as much as I went to many of the FBG articles. :thumbup:
I didn't see either game, and I wouldn't be much of a talent evaluator in any case.

burnett got some good words from mccarthy after the game, and I have faith that the guy will do a good job if he's out there going fwd, but I just don't like the position for fantasy.

there was some speculation that this was a match up based thing, so the whole situation seems kind of sketchy to me.

I might buzz through the carolina game later on rewind, although I doubt I'll see much of interest.

and re: jamie collins -- I think later today I'll try to go through that pats game on rewind and maybe chart some formations, or something, if I can get an idea how he was used.

 

Kool-Aid Larry

Footballguy
btw, at risk of jinxing myself, I'd take a good look at micah hyde (GB) as a thanksgiving spot play.

maybe gets some good yardage returning kicks vs det, and even though shields is probably back I'm hoping he gets some quality snaps against a team that should be pretty fair to a slot corner.

hopefully, house doesn't screw me.
i guess I jinxed myself because house screwed me and det botched a couple kicks -- but it might finally be time for mr hyde

 

Kool-Aid Larry

Footballguy
Two questions for you, Larry:

First, Mikell is at 100%. I'm assuming he stays there next game, being he made plays. Did you get to see him?

Second, How did Burnett look at FS? Did you get to see any of that game?

And as always, thanks for a great thread all year. I went to this thread as much as I went to many of the FBG articles. :thumbup:
I checked out about half that carolina game on rewind and at first I though maybe he and mitchell were rotating because mikell was the high safety on a few snaps, but he settled into the ss role most of the time, outside of the few cover 2 looks I saw.

he seemed decently quick to the ball, wrapped up his guy when thrown to, and darted to the ball carrier to make a couple nice stops at the line.

also, from watching mitchell earlier in the year I know they'll throw in a few safety blitzes, which they did, and mikell ran right around jed collins for a strip sack like a little osi -- he'll get a few blitz opps every game, I'm pretty sure.

he had this job 2 weeks ago against tampa but only faced 34 tackle opps on 47 snaps, which is pretty dismal opportunity, but got about 50% more play against the saints to pimp his stats a bit.

problem I see this week against the jets is that carolina might just snuff out that terrible offense and give him the same opps he had with tampa, although maybe he can get another sack.

 

Hoss Style

Footballguy
Two questions for you, Larry:

First, Mikell is at 100%. I'm assuming he stays there next game, being he made plays. Did you get to see him?

Second, How did Burnett look at FS? Did you get to see any of that game?

And as always, thanks for a great thread all year. I went to this thread as much as I went to many of the FBG articles. :thumbup:
I checked out about half that carolina game on rewind and at first I though maybe he and mitchell were rotating because mikell was the high safety on a few snaps, but he settled into the ss role most of the time, outside of the few cover 2 looks I saw.

he seemed decently quick to the ball, wrapped up his guy when thrown to, and darted to the ball carrier to make a couple nice stops at the line.

also, from watching mitchell earlier in the year I know they'll throw in a few safety blitzes, which they did, and mikell ran right around jed collins for a strip sack like a little osi -- he'll get a few blitz opps every game, I'm pretty sure.

he had this job 2 weeks ago against tampa but only faced 34 tackle opps on 47 snaps, which is pretty dismal opportunity, but got about 50% more play against the saints to pimp his stats a bit.

problem I see this week against the jets is that carolina might just snuff out that terrible offense and give him the same opps he had with tampa, although maybe he can get another sack.
appreciated

 

Kool-Aid Larry

Footballguy
WEEK 15 (abridged)

I really liked doing this thread, so I'll do an abridged week 15 with some of what looked like the more notable stuff

ARI (@TEN) 87 fitz 36/58

STL (v NOS) 86

MIA (v NEP) 81 brady 34/55

SEA (@NYG) 55

OAK (v KC) 54

NOS (@STL) 54

SD (@DEN) 54

SF (@TB) 51

ARI - DB r johnson 94% cason 80%

r johnson inj @TEN

ATL- DL unmenyiora 40% babx 78% mass 85% goodman 40% LB weatherspoon 54% DB motta 100%

deccoud out, samuel still benched, weatherspoon inj v WAS

Jonathan Babineaux started the game at RDE opposite Jonathan Massaquoi.

Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith was somewhat subtle about the demotion of Osi Umenyiora, saying he wanted to keep Umenyiora on a "pitch count" and use the veteran defensive end more as a situational pass-rusher against the Washington Redskins.
But Smith expounded on the matter a little more Monday when he talked about starting Jonathan Massaquoi at Umenyiora's usual right defensive end spot.

"Yesterday we wanted to see -- even though he's a second-year player -- we wanted to see how Jonathan Massaquoi could handle playing 85 percent of the snaps in the ball game," Smith said. "And if you look at the play count, that's about where he was."

Massaquoi played 58 of 67 defensive snaps while Umenyiora played just 27 in his new reserve role. Prior to Sunday's game, Umenyiora's lowest percentage of snaps in a game was 60 percent in a blowout loss at Tampa Bay. Umenyiora played 68 percent of the snaps two games ago at Green Bay
BAL - DL ngata 58% DB graham 89% @DET
BUF - DB robey 75%, searcy 49% a williams 73%

a williams inj @JAX

CAR - DL c johnson 84% DB mikell 100% florence 65% white 97%

white takes snaps back from florence v NYJ

CHI - LB greene 66% @CLE
CIN - DL thompson 65% still 39% gilberry 29% LB rey 16% maualuga 87% j harrison 18% dimanche 32% DB crocker 52% iloka 100% kirkpatrick 97%

newman out, looks like they went away from the pass rushing gilberry front in favor of run stopping thompson @PIT

CLE - LB robertson 58% mingo 61% DB haden 61% poyer 45%

haden inj v CHI

DAL - LB holloman 89% lawrence 59% durant 11% sims 41% wilber 36% DB church 82% heath 73% wilcox 45% s moore 64%

lee, carter + claiborne out, durant + sims inj v GB

DEN - LB woodyard 42% lenon 45% DB drc 97% ihenacho 14% o bolden 97% v SD

DET - DL ansah 63% DB j green 98%
houston out v BAL

GB - LB perry 37% b jones 62% DB jennings 45% house 0% hyde 64% s richardson 55% @DAL

HOU - LB mays 80% DB jackson 89% joseph 79% @IND

IND - LB angerer 0% sheppard 49% DB vaughn 0% gordy 51%

angerer done v HOU

JAX - LB allen 58% hayes 70% DB guy 84% j evans 38% prosinski 79%

cyprien out v BUF

KC - DB cooper 39% demps 41%

houston still out @OAK

MIA - LB wheeler 65% jenkins 33% DB carroll 40% j wilson 63% grimes 73%

###'ted db inj v NEP

MIN - LB henderson 16% cole 97% DB h smith 88% sanforf 68% sendejo 43% prater 100% sherels 100% blanton 86%

sherels and prater sub for rhodes and cook, h smith returns v PHI

NEP - DL siliga 64% chris jones 61% LB hightower 64% spikes 34% fletcher 36% collins 47% DB arrington 97% l ryan 27% dennard 89% @MIA

NOS - LB hawthorne 87% DB harper 39% @STL

NYG - LB paysinger 71% DB t thomas 28% mundy 54%

JPP still out, mundy reappears v SEA

NYJ - DB cro 91% ed reed 81% @CAR

OAK - DL hunter 91% LB s moore 52% v KC
PHI - LB graham 27% cole 73% DB chung 65% @MIN

PIT - LB j jones 97% v williams 42% DB c allen 96% w allen 49% gay 59% v CIN

woodley IR

SD - LB te'o 41% d butler 100% walker 57% t williams 0% ingram 44% j johnson 43% keiser 67% DB addae 100% stuckey 59% cox 0%

patrick IR, stuckey almost 60% as dimeback, rest nickel @DEN

SEA - DL avril 75% bennett 64% clemons 71% LB irvin 65% m smith 75% DB j lane 67%

wright out @NYG

SF - DB e wright 0% t brown 71% brock 100% @TB

STL - LB dunbar 30% DB d stewart 67% v NOS

TB - LB foster 93% watson 85% DB l johnson 16% barron 66% tandy 42%

barron inj v SF

TEN - LB ayers 38% brown 9% fokou 99% mccarthy 0% gooden 62%

gooden replaces brown v ARI

Linebacker Zach Brown played poorly early against the Cardinals, which is why there was a quick decision to replace him, Munchak said.Brown started and played only six snaps, replaced after a 26-yard completion to Cardinals running back Andre Ellington. Rookie linebacker Zaviar Gooden stepped in and played 43 snaps.

“It’s tough,” Brown said. “I’m just trying to hang in there, get through the season. If I’m not going to play on defense, I may as well ask to play special teams.”

Asked if injury was the reason Brown was benched, Munchak said: “I don’t know that he got injured. They started playing some other linebackers and got in some other packages. During the game, I’m not quite sure how much he actually did play.”
WAS - LB fletcher 66% r jackson 25% DB amerson 53% doughty 47% biggers 51%

rambo out @ATL

 
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uniman4

Footballguy
Kool- Aid.

First of all, THANK YOU SO MUCH for doing this thread. It is awesome and a HUGE help to others in full IDP leagues. IT IS APPRECIATED!

Quick question tho, how come only certain players are listed? Would it be possible to follow more of the IDP players?

Seems like I only see 4-5 of my players listed each week, and i have a full IDP roster and play 14 guys a week.

Thanks, and btw, brilliant call on MD Jennings last week, glad i benched him.

 

Kool-Aid Larry

Footballguy
well, it's kind of layered 'cuz listing everybody would be a pain in the ###.

so, my logic is that I started week 1 listing what I thought were the less obvious or more interesting, then as the weeks went on I noted the ones who had made a significant change, or who were just of what i thought might be general interest.

for example, dansby/washington are pretty much out there every snap each week, so i don't bother to list them --- also, I kind of skimped a bit on this last week to get it done quicker, but i think the notables are there.

in addition to leaving off the typical starters i ignore a lot of dl and just make note of some name players I happen to notice, if I feel the snaps aren't what we might expect.

my idp leagues are pretty shallow on dl, and we don't require dt, so it's not something I really have a clue about.

plus, you see so much rotation on those guys I can never keep track of who just played 40 or 60% last week, and your starting de typically might only get 75-80%, etc.

I'll usually just make note of guys like ngata, or if i see a starter like osi at 40% -- stuff like that.

so, if you don't see some guy in the previous 14 weeks it was generally just because they played about the same as the previous week, or about what you'd expect, or were just some 10-20% bit player that I didn't feel was noteworthy.

oh, and another thing I tend to note are the nickel guys just because they can change every week, and it's nice to have a history of the amount of nickel played against various teams.

I can skim through here, and see that nickel is common against det, but less used against sf, for example..

and I actually go back and reference this quite a bit to see who was playing in earlier weeks

 

Hoss Style

Footballguy
Good info on Osi. I have to do pickups this week and was wondering what happened to him last week. Appreciated.

 

Kool-Aid Larry

Footballguy
Winston Guy, did he play FS or SS, dude had a big game last week
more often than not he was ss, but they switched it up occasionally, and mixed in a few cover 2 looks.

buffalo running the ball 45x, or whatever, probably helped him get a couple extra tackles.

it was a well designed sack, as they sent a lb up the middle which drew the rb to pick him up, meanwhile guy timed it great and basically had a free run around the end.

 
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