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Lions-Eagles snap counts: Kerry Hyder assumes huge role on defense

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The Lions relied on a bunch of newcomers to pull off the victory over the Eagles, while Kerry Hyder has become a workhorse.

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Here is a look at the official snap counts for the contest between the Detroit Lions and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Offense:

QUARTERBACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Matthew Stafford 61 100%





RUNNING BACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Theo Riddick 40 66%

Zach Zenner 21 34% 3 12%




FULLBACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Michael Burton 13 21% 5 21%





WIDE RECEIVER OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Marvin Jones 53 87%

Anquan Boldin 53 87%

Golden Tate 49 80%

Andre Roberts 18 30% 7 29%




TIGHT END OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Clay Harbor 23 38% 5 21%
Khari Lee 13 21% 4 17%
Cole Wick 3 5%






OFFENSIVE TACKLE OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Taylor Decker 61 100% 4 17%
Riley Reiff 61 100% 4 17%
Corey Robinson 19 31% 4 17%




OFFENSIVE GUARD/CENTER OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Travis Swanson 61 100% 4 17%
Larry Warford 61 100% 4 17%
Graham Glasgow 34 56% 9 38%
Laken Tomlinson 27 44% 4 17%

Observations

  • Is Graham Glasgow your new starting left guard? Laken Tomlinson left the game early with an injury, but appeared to be fine after a quick lookover by the team's doctors. Glasgow took over for the majority of the game, but Tomlinson did end up coming back. Here's what Jim Caldwell had to say after the game:
  • "We had talked about it and decided to do it earlier in the week. We wanted to get the young guy a little bit of the opportunity. Particularly right now, you know, we’ve had injuries here and there, so we wanted to try to get his feet wet a little bit, so we put him in and out. I’m not certain how he did, to be honest with you."
  • The Lions surprisingly used Clay Harbor the most at tight end despite the fact he was added just five days prior to the game. At 38 percent of snaps he didn't play very much, but Khari Lee and Cole Wick combined for just 16 snaps on offense. 

  • Instead, the Lions decided to use a sixth offensive linemen for a good chunk of the game. The lucky lineman was Corey Robinson, who played for nearly one-third of the game.

Defense:

DEFENSIVE END DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Kerry Hyder 53 87% 5 21%
Devin Taylor 40 66% 3 12%
Armonty Bryant 19 31%

Anthony Zettel 15 25% 9 38%
Brandon Copeland 14 23% 15 62%




DEFENSIVE TACKLE DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Tyrunn Walker 31 51% 5 21%
Haloti Ngata 31 51% 4 17%
Khyri Thornton 24 39%

A'Shawn Robinson 19 31% 1 4%




LINEBACKER DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Tahir Whitehead 61 100% 5 21%
Kyle Van Noy 40 66% 10 42%
Thurston Armbrister 23 38% 19 79%
Antwione Williams 2 3% 6 25%
Steven Longa

15 62%
CORNERBACK DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Darius Slay 60 98% 6 25%
Quandre Diggs 36 59% 4 17%
Nevin Lawson 34 56% 3 12%
Johnson Bademosi 24 39% 17 71%
Adairius Barnes

7 29%
SAFETY DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Glover Quin 61 100% 5 21%
Tavon Wilson 40 66% 3 12%
Miles Killebrew 21 34% 20 83%
Rafael Bush 21 34% 7 29%
Don Carey 2 3% 15 62%

Observations

  • Kerry Hyder played a whopping 87 percent of snaps. That's an incredible workload for someone who barely made the team. In comparison, Ezekiel Ansah played just 71 percent of snaps in the first game of the season. That's a great accomplishment for Hyder to last the entire game, but that's also a workload he shouldn't continue to carry throughout the season. The Lions need reinforcements.
  • One of those reinforcements was Armonty Bryant, who saw a healthy 31 percent of snaps in his first game as a Lion.
  • Antwione Williams appears to have been demoted in favor of Thurston Armbrister. Neither has been very impressive over the past two weeks, so I would expect the snap distribution to continue to fluctuate over the next few weeks.
  • Johnson Bademosi saw his first significant play at cornerback as he took a good portion of Nevin Lawson's snaps. Lawson was battling an illness this week, so it's hard to say whether this was a benching or simply giving Lawson some extra rest.
  • At safety, Tavon Wilson reassumed his role as starter, but what is more interesting is how Miles Killebrew saw the field just as often as Rafael Bush. Killebrew struggled with the larger role, but it'll be interesting to see if he continues to get looks in the Lions' three-safety look.