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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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