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    Tracking Snap Counts, 2019

    Snap count takeaways from Bengals vs. Seahawks


    • It has been tradition for a few seasons now to start off with how badly the Bengals were out snapped by the opposing team. In Taylor’s first game, he helped buck that trend pretty quickly. The Bengals had a total of 77 offensive plays while the Seahawks only had 53. Of course plenty of credit has to go to the Bengals new defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo, who called a fantastic game. The Bengals offense was also able to move the ball consistently, which is something we didn’t see last year.
    • The distribution of snaps at receivers is probably the one that would surprise fans the most. Tyler Boyd (61) got the third most snaps at receiver. John Ross (63) didn’t even have the most. It was undrafted rookie Damion Willis (69) playing in A.J. Green’s spot who led all receivers. This helps support the idea that these receivers are playing certain roles in the offense. Boyd seems to be limited to being the team’s slot receiver while Ross and Willis were the team’s boundary receivers.
    • The tight ends also saw a healthy split. Tyler Eifert (38) was healthy, but C.J. Uzomah led the team with 54 snaps. Rookie Drew Sample only saw three snaps, but you can probably chalk that up to deciding to spread Seattle out as they refused to get out of their 4-3 personnel all game.
    • The defensive line didn’t see as much of a rotation as we were used to. Carlos Dunlap (49), Geno Atkins (44) and Sam Hubbard (43) each played over 80 percent of the defensive plays. There was a big rotation at nose tackle though, and the Bengals also went big a few times with five defensive linemen. Ryan Glasgow (22), Andrew Billings (20), Josh Tupou (10) and rookie Renell Wren (2) all saw action Sunday. Whether this was an answer to Seattle being determined to run the ball or what they will do consistently will remain to be seen.
    • The one thing to note for the linebackers was that Germaine Pratt did get to play much. He recorded a tackle, but he only saw that one three-and-out series. Preston Brown (41) and Nick Vigil (48) saw most of the time at linebacker. Safety Clayton Fejedelem (13) saw time in a third safety role as well, which should become a normal thing we see. In fact, we could see more of it against more pass happy teams.
    • The least surprising thing is Jessie Bates III (53) played every defensive snap. He was followed closely by Shawn Williams (52). As long as those two are healthy they will be playing the entire game.
    • The starting corners also saw plenty of time. Dre Kirkpatrick and William Jackson III both played 49 snaps. B.W. Webb (46) was the slot corner as most expected, but surprisingly the Bengals opted to play Tony McRae (7) over Darius Phillips who didn’t see a single defensive snap. That will be interesting to watch going forward.

    Bengals snap count distribution against the Seahawks

    Search:
    # POS. NAME Snaps Percentage of snaps
    5 QB Ryan Finley -- --
    7 QB Jake Dolegala DNP DNP
    11 WR John Ross 63 82
    12 WR Alex Erickson 11 14
    14 QB Andy Dalton 77 100
    15 WR Damion Willis 69 90
    16 WR Pharoh Cooper 8 10
    18 WR A.J. Green DNP DNP
    19 WR Auden Tate DNP DNP
    22 CB William Jackson 49 92
    23 CB B.W. Webb 46 87
    24 CB Darius Phillips -- --
    25 RB Giovani Bernard 48 62
    27 CB Dre Kirkpatrick 49 92
    28 RB Joe Mixon 29 38
    29 CB Tony McRae 7 13
    30 S Jessie Bates III 53 100
    32 RB Trayveon Williams DNP DNP
    34 RB Samaje Perine 1 1
    36 S Shawn Williams 52 98
    40 S Brandon Wilson -- --
    42 S Clayton Fejedelem 13 25
    50 LB Jordan Evans -- --
    52 LB Preston Brown 41 77
    53 C Billy Price -- --
    57 LB Germaine Pratt 3 6
    58 DE Carl Lawson 23 43
    59 LB Nick Vigil 48 91
    60 OG Michael Jordan 77 100
    64 OG John Jerry -- --
    66 C Trey Hopkins 77 100
    67 OG John Miller 77 100
    68 OT Bobby Hart 77 100
    71 OT Andre Smith 77 100
    72 DE Kerry Wynn 9 17
    75 DE Jordan Willis DNP DNP
    77 OT Cordy Glenn DNP DNP
    82 TE Cethan Carter -- --
    83 WR Tyler Boyd 61 79
    85 TE Tyler Eifert 38 49
    87 TE C.J. Uzomah 54 70
    89 TE Drew Sample 3 4
    91 DT Josh Tupou 10 19
    93 DE Andrew Brown DNP DNP
    94 DE Sam Hubbard 43 81
    95 DT Renell Wren 2 4
    96 DE Caros Dunlap 49 92
    97 DT Geno Atkins 44 83
    98 DT Ryan Glasgow 22 42
    99 DT Andrew Billings 20 38



    What was your biggest takeaway from this week’s snap counts?


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    Ben BabyESPN Staff Writer

    Some notes/observations from the Bengals' Week One snap count: -- After a lot of shuffling in the preseason, Cincinnati used the same five linemen for all 77 offensive snaps. Back-up center Billy Price had five snaps on special teams while reserve guard John Jerry was the only active player who didn't play besides back-up quarterback Ryan Finley. -- The Bengals didn't need three linebackers often against the Seahawks. Rookie Germaine Pratt ended up getting the third-most snaps of any linebacker with a grand total of three (six percent). Pratt saw heavy action on special teams. -- The tight end splits were interesting. C.J. Uzomah was on the field for 54 snaps, while Tyler Eifert had 38. Per NFL Next Gen, the Bengals used two tight ends on nearly a quarter of their total plays.

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    69 snaps for Willis. 11 for Erickson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOF View Post
    69 snaps for Willis. 11 for Erickson.

    Taylor pointed out in his presser that he wants to scale that back.


    Sounds like the the goal is to get so many people involved that the receivers are only in the 45 range. Keeps them fresh and is an advantage late in games over Defenders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bengals1181 View Post
    Taylor pointed out in his presser that he wants to scale that back.


    Sounds like the the goal is to get so many people involved that the receivers are only in the 45 range. Keeps them fresh and is an advantage late in games over Defenders.
    Willis needs to be more productive to justify getting that many snaps but I won't complain about the debut. Pretty remarkable actually.

    Erickson needs more targets but needs to produce YAC when they do.

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    Bengals’ snap count takeaways:

    • Unlike last week where the Bengals dominated the number of snaps, they faced a team that could actually stay on the field and keep up with them in the 49ers. To be fair, it wasn’t as bad as in 2018 when the Bengals would get out snapped due to a terrible offense. The Bengals converted eight of 17 third downs, which isn’t great. That does tell you how bad 2018 was though. The Bengals defense only forced the 49ers into nine third downs, and they converted five of those. Ultimately it was a pretty even split as the Bengals offense ran 70 plays and the 49ers ran 72. Cincinnati just had issues with penalties and having drives last long enough to earn points.
    • The first issue we encounter was the commitment to linebackers Preston Brown (62) and Nick Vigil (71). They weren’t necessarily the biggest problems on Cincinnati’s defense, but their lack of athleticism while the 49ers were running constant misdirection didn’t help. Last week we saw rookie Germaine Pratt get a drive, and we should’ve seen him in the game at least by the time San Francisco was way out in front. For whatever reason, Pratt didn’t see any snaps on defense.
    • Joe Mixon was active after suffering an ankle injury last week. It would’ve been a reasonable to think he would be limited in snaps coming into the game. He had 38 snaps while Giovani Bernard had 28 snaps. Neither player was able to get going, but you could say that about most of the offense.
    • We saw some players get pulled which gave opportunities to some younger guys or people lower on the depth chart. We saw Drew Sample (19), the Bengals’ second round pick from this past draft, get his first reception and extended action when things got out of hand. That means we saw a dip in Tyler Eifert’s (19) snaps. It was still C.J. Uzomah who dominated tight end snaps with 42. Cincinnati is clearly picking and choosing the times to play Eifert while Uzomah seems like their true No. 1 tight end.
    • Left tackle Andre Smith got benched/injured(?) which resulted in John Jerry playing most of the game at left tackle. Smith only played 33 snaps while Jerry had the rest of the 47 plays. This just shows how much Cincinnati needs a healthy Cordy Glenn with them having to play Jerry at left tackle. We also saw Billy Price (15) come in and play left guard after rookie Michael Jordan (55) went down with an injury.
    • It was interesting to see more of Alex Erickson (15) this week. Although his snap counts didn’t go up by that much. It just seemed like Dalton was looking for him more. It was actually Auden Tate (25) who saw the biggest increase in snaps after being inactive last week. Rookie Damion Willis (45) fell the most after playing almost every snap in Week 1. Overall, John Ross III (60) and Tyler Boyd (55) dominated the snaps.
    • Jessie Bates III, Shawn Williams, William Jackson and Dre Kirkpatrick played the whole game. What was interesting, as far as snap counts go, was when B.W. Webb (32) left with an injury, we saw a mix of Brandon Wilson (8), Tony McRae (5) and Darius Phillips (2) take his place. If Webb has to miss next week we will have to watch to see if he is replaced by a committee, or if they find a guy during practice. Also it was weird not to see Clayton Fejedelem receive any defensive snaps in three-safety sets.

    Bengals snap counts against the 49ers

    Search:
    # POS. NAME Snaps Percentage of snaps
    5 QB Ryan Finley -- --
    7 QB Jake Dolegala DNP DNP
    11 WR John Ross 60 86
    12 WR Alex Erickson 15 21
    14 QB Andy Dalton 70 100
    15 WR Damion Willis 45 64
    16 WR Pharoh Cooper DNP DNP
    18 WR A.J. Green DNP DNP
    19 WR Auden Tate 25 36
    22 CB William Jackson 72 100
    23 CB B.W. Webb 32 44
    24 CB Darius Phillips 2 3
    25 RB Giovani Bernard 28 40
    27 CB Dre Kirkpatrick 72 100
    28 RB Joe Mixon 38 54
    29 CB Tony McRae 5 7
    30 S Jessie Bates III 72 100
    32 RB Trayveon Williams DNP DNP
    34 RB Samaje Perine 4 6
    36 S Shawn Williams 72 100
    40 S Brandon Wilson 8 11
    42 S Clayton Fejedelem -- --
    50 LB Jordan Evans -- --
    52 LB Preston Brown 62 86
    53 C Billy Price 15 21
    55 LB LaRoy Reynolds -- --
    57 LB Germaine Pratt -- --
    58 DE Carl Lawson 27 38
    59 LB Nick Vigil 71 99
    60 OG Michael Jordan 55 79
    64 OG John Jerry 47 67
    66 C Trey Hopkins 70 100
    67 OG John Miller 70 100
    68 OT Bobby Hart 70 100
    71 OT Andre Smith 23 33
    72 DE Kerry Wynn 2 3
    77 OT Cordy Glenn DNP DNP
    82 TE Cethan Carter -- --
    83 WR Tyler Boyd 55 79
    85 TE Tyler Eifert 19 27
    87 TE C.J. Uzomah 42 60
    89 TE Drew Sample 19 27
    91 DT Josh Tupou 36 50
    93 DE Andrew Brown DNP DNP
    94 DE Sam Hubbard 64 89
    95 DT Renell Wren DNP DNP
    96 DE Caros Dunlap 61 85
    97 DT Geno Atkins 48 67
    98 DT Ryan Glasgow 46 64
    99 DT Andrew Billings 40 56





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    He's gonna wear Vigil and Brown out. I really don't understand using just 2 LBs for every play.They really need to get Pratt in the game

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cincity View Post
    He's gonna wear Vigil and Brown out. I really don't understand using just 2 LBs for every play.They really need to get Pratt in the game
    I’m already worn out on both. That said, teams will try the same stuff as SF until (!) the Bengals stop it.

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    Snap count takeaways from the Bengals’ loss against the Bills:

    • The Bengals were out-snapped again this week: Cincinnati ran 61 plays to Buffalo’s 78. The major reason the Bengals were so far behind was the offenses extremely slow start. They almost went into the second half without a single first down. Last week, Cincinnati was at least able to move the ball against the 49ers before stalling out. The Bengals defense did a great job of keeping the game from getting out of hand, but they still struggled to slow down the Bills’ offense from moving the ball consistently.
    • A change at wide receiver slid under the radar. Wide receiver Auden Tate seemingly took undrafted rookie Damion Willis’ starting role as Tate had 54 snaps while Willis didn’t have a single offensive snap. Tate rode this opportunity to a career day with six catches for 88 yards on 10 targets. Alex Erickson (7) also played over Willis. It is also worth noting that despite the consistent struggles of John Ross III, he played every offensive snap for the Bengals. A sign this team still isn’t wavering in their confidence in him.
    • Running backs Joe Mixon (35) and Giovani Bernard (26) saw a more even split of snaps this week. Bernard was also on the field for most of the final drive of the game, which was probably to help with pass protection. It was interesting that rookie Trayveon Williams was active for the first time this season, but he didn’t see a single offensive snap.
    • Speaking of even splits, the tight ends continue to be spreading the love. Tyler Eifert (29) and C.J. Uzomah (28) had just about an even split of opportunity. Rookie Drew Sample also had 10 snaps on the day. It seems clear they are trying to keep Eifert healthy by not over working him.
    • No surprise along the offensive line with Michael Jordan and Cordy Glenn both inactive. Andre Smith and Billy Price played every snap as the replacements for the injured linemen.
    • One issue that was hard to ignore defensively was how exhausted some of the defensive linemen were during the game. The most notable example was defensive end Carlos Dunlap (64) barely eve being able to muster up a jog to force a Josh Allen slide near the end of the game. You can’t blame Dunlap as he had been chasing Allen almost the entire game to that point. The Bengals really only had Andrew Brown (29) to spell Dunlap and Sam Hubbard (70) at defensive end. Carl Lawson was active, but it was obvious he wasn’t healthy enough to play since he never stepped onto the field. Can’t really blame coaching or anything here, it is just unfortunate that Cincinnati couldn’t have more of a rotation to have a fresher Dunlap and Hubbard for when it really mattered.
    • One area where the Bengals did have more of a rotation was at linebacker. Nick Vigil (67) and Preston Brown (58) still saw a majority of the snaps, but Cincinnati got players like Germaine Pratt (10), LaRoy Reynolds (8) and Jordan Evans (6) each saw time on defense. This could be the start to an important trend going forward. At this point it is easy to say most fans want to see what the team has in Pratt, and if he can be a guy we can rely on in the future. This rotation also kept these linebackers fresh later in the game, and you could see a pretty drastic difference later in the game between the linebackers and defensive ends chasing guys down.
    • The Bengals took an interesting approach to filling B.W. Webb’s opening as the nickel corner. Tony McRae (29), Darius Phillips (22) and Brandon Wilson (13) all saw snaps in his place. McRae struggled early, but he eventually started to pick his play up, and Phillips had the interception that helped start Cincinnati’s comeback. It’ll be interesting to see if the Bengals look to continue this committee approach in Webb’s absence.
    • Safety Jessie Bates III was the only defender to play every snap. It seems The Bengals took off William Jackson (75) and Dre Kirkpatrick (75) during goal line plays, otherwise they also would’ve had that recognition.

    Bengals’ snap counts against the Bills

    # POS. NAME Snaps Percentage of snaps
    83 WR Tyler Boyd 55 90
    15 WR Damion Willis -- --
    11 WR John Ross 61 100
    12 WR Alex Erickson 7 11
    19 WR Auden Tate 54 89
    18 WR A.J. Green DNP DNP
    77 OT Cordy Glenn DNP DNP
    71 OT Andre Smith 61 100
    68 OT Bobby Hart 61 100
    67 OG John Miller 61 100
    60 OG Michael Jordan DNP DNP
    64 OG John Jerry -- --
    74 OG Keaton Sutherland -- --
    66 C Trey Hopkins 61 100
    53 C Billy Price 61 100
    87 TE C.J. Uzomah 28 46
    89 TE Drew Sample 10 16
    85 TE Tyler Eifert 29 48
    82 TE Cethan Carter -- --
    14 QB Andy Dalton 61 100
    7 QB Jake Dolegala DNP DNP
    5 QB Ryan Finley -- --
    28 RB Joe Mixon 35 57
    25 RB Giovani Bernard 26 43
    34 RB Samaje Perine -- --
    32 RB Trayveon Williams -- --
    96 DE Caros Dunlap 64 82
    94 DE Sam Hubbard 70 90
    72 DE Kerry Wynn -- --
    93 DE Andrew Brown 29 37
    58 DE Carl Lawson -- --
    97 DT Geno Atkins 60 77
    99 DT Andrew Billings 51 65
    91 DT Josh Tupou 42 54
    95 DT Renell Wren 23 29
    98 DT Ryan Glasgow DNP DNP
    59 LB Nick Vigil 67 86
    57 LB Germaine Pratt 10 13
    52 LB Preston Brown 58 74
    50 LB Jordan Evans 6 8
    55 LB LaRoy Reynolds 8 10
    27 CB Dre Kirkpatrick 75 96
    22 CB William Jackson 75 96
    29 CB Tony McRae 29 37
    24 CB Darius Phillips 22 28
    23 CB B.W. Webb DNP DNP
    36 S Shawn Williams 71 91
    42 S Clayton Fejedelem 7 9
    30 S Jessie Bates III 78 100
    40 S Brandon Wilson 13 17




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    Here are this week’s snap count takeaways:

    • The Bengals out snapped the Steelers 69 to 59. The Bengals even won time of possession (by less than a minute). So why was this such a lopsided game? The Steelers had drives where they could move the ball, and when they did they scored. They also had a big play for a touchdown. Cincinnati was bad offensively, but they had shots in the red zone where they either turned it over or they got a turnover on downs.
    • Tyler Eifert’s usage continues to be troubling. He only played 21 snaps. In those snaps he caught two passes for 21 yards and was targeted twice in the endzone (one of which he dropped). I get they want to preserve Eifert, but this offense that is trying to get by without A.J. Green, and they need a spark. We are watching a healthy Eifert being preserved on an 0-4 team. Tell me how that makes sense.
    • Last week we saw Billy Price show some good things against the Bills (not perfect, but good) in Michael Jordan’s absence, so the assumption was that we may get to see Price start again. Why wouldn’t you ride the hot hand when your offensive line has been terrible? Instead we saw Jordan (64) handed back his job once healthy and get manhandled most of Monday Night. Price (5) eventually was put in, and he quickly gave up a sack as well. Was it a matter of a cold Price coming in against a red hot defensive front for Pittsburgh? Who knows. Either way, it was frustrating to see a good performance go unrewarded at a position that has been the weak link on this offense.
    • Let’s look at the defensive line for a second. The lack of Carl Lawson and Kerry Wynn again caused the Bengals to play Carlos Dunlap (53) and Sam Hubbard (48) far longer than they should be playing. The team is just fortunate they didn’t have to field their defense for upwards of 70 snaps like last week. If Lawson and Wynn can’t go again next week the Bengals need to make a move to add another body to that rotation.
    • Speaking of rotations, the linebackers need to be on more of one. Preston Brown (47) and Nick Vigil (50) played a vast majority of the snaps again. They made some plays, but it has been obvious that opposing offenses are scheming plays to get their skill position players in open field match ups with Brown and Vigil, and it works way too often. Meanwhile, Germaine Pratt saw an uptick in snaps from 10 to 12. He may not completely fix the issue, but something needs to be done to inject some excitement back into this defense.
    • The return of B.W. Webb (39) at cornerback took away most opportunities for Tony McRae (4) and Brandon Wilson (7). It would’ve been interesting to see if Darius Phillips could’ve gotten some of the snaps that a cast wearing Webb was shouldering, but he was placed on injured reserve after a breakout game last week. We are only a few weeks away from Darqueze Dennard returning from the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, so it will be interesting to see what dynamic he adds.
    • Young players receiving snaps include undrafted rookie Damion Willis (24) getting back into the action. Drew Sample (21) also saw sometime at tight end. Renell Wren (11) also got into the defensive tackle rotation with Ryan Glasgow still unable to play.

    Bengals’ snap counts against the Steelers

    # POS. NAME Snaps Percentage of snaps
    83 WR Tyler Boyd 64 93
    15 WR Damion Willis 24 35
    11 WR John Ross 46 65
    12 WR Alex Erickson 5 7
    19 WR Auden Tate 63 91
    18 WR A.J. Green DNP DNP
    77 OT Cordy Glenn DNP DNP
    71 OT Andre Smith 56 81
    68 OT Bobby Hart 69 100
    67 OG John Miller 69 100
    60 OG Michael Jordan 64 93
    64 OG John Jerry 13 19
    66 C Trey Hopkins 69 100
    53 C Billy Price 5 7
    87 TE C.J. Uzomah 28 41
    89 TE Drew Sample 21 30
    85 TE Tyler Eifert 29 42
    82 TE Cethan Carter 1 1
    14 QB Andy Dalton 69 100
    7 QB Jake Dolegala DNP DNP
    5 QB Ryan Finley -- --
    28 RB Joe Mixon 42 61
    25 RB Giovani Bernard 23 33
    34 RB Samaje Perine -- --
    32 RB Trayveon Williams DNP DNP
    96 DE Caros Dunlap 53 90
    94 DE Sam Hubbard 48 81
    72 DE Kerry Wynn DNP DNP
    93 DE Andrew Brown 15 25
    58 DE Carl Lawson DNP DNP
    97 DT Geno Atkins 47 80
    99 DT Andrew Billings 46 78
    91 DT Josh Tupou 30 51
    95 DT Renell Wren 13 22
    98 DT Ryan Glasgow DNP DNP
    59 LB Nick Vigil 50 85
    57 LB Germaine Pratt 12 20
    52 LB Preston Brown 47 80
    50 LB Jordan Evans 5 8
    55 LB LaRoy Reynolds 6 10
    27 CB Dre Kirkpatrick 55 93
    22 CB William Jackson 55 93
    29 CB Tony McRae 4 7
    26 CB Greg Mabin -- --
    20 CB Torry McTyer
    23 CB B.W. Webb 39 66
    36 S Shawn Williams 59 100
    42 S Clayton Fejedelem -- --
    30 S Jessie Bates III 59 100
    40 S Brandon Wilson 7 12



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