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Lions-Bengals snap counts: Graham Glasgow sees a huge dip in playing time

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A look at the snap distribution from the Lions' preseason game against the Bengals.

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Here's a quick look and summary of the snap counts in Thursday's game between the Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Bengals.

[Editor's note: Just a reminder that these statistics aren't always 100 percent accurate, but typically they are very close to the actual results.]

Offense:

QUARTERBACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Dan Orlovsky 28 39%

Jake Rudock 23 32%

Matthew Stafford 21 29%






RUNNING BACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Dwayne Washington 23 32% 9 33%
Theo Riddick 21 29%

Zach Zenner 12 17% 6 22%
Stevan Ridley 9 12% 2 7%
George Winn 7 10% 7 26%





FULLBACK OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Michael Burton 10 14% 12 44%





WIDE RECEIVER OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Andre Roberts 27 38% 4 15%
Quinshad Davis 25 35% 4 15%
TJ Jones 24 33% 2 7%
Jay Lee 23 32% 6 22%
Marvin Jones 21 29%

Golden Tate 21 29%

Jeremy Kerley 20 28% 3 11%
Jace Billingsley 20 28% 2 7%
Anquan Boldin 14 19%






TIGHT END OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Cole Wick 32 44% 9 33%
Orson Charles 19 26% 11 41%
Adam Fuehne 18 25% 3 11%
Matthew Mulligan 14 19%






OFFENSIVE TACKLE OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Corey Robinson 45 62% 1 4%
Riley Reiff 27 38% 1 4%
Taylor Decker 27 38% 1 4%
Luke Marquardt 23 32% 1 4%
Cornelius Lucas 22 31% 2 7%





OFFENSIVE GUARD/CENTER OFFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Joe Dahl 45 62% 3 11%
Chase Farris 45 62% 3 11%
Gabe Ikard 34 47% 2 7%
Larry Warford 27 38% 1 4%
Travis Swanson 27 38% 1 4%
Laken Tomlinson 27 38% 1 4%
Graham Glasgow 11 15%






Observations

  • Interestingly enough, the running backs saw a near inverse of snap distribution from last week. Dwayne Washington saw the field the most after getting the fewest snaps against the Steelers.

  • Wide receivers, on the other hand, stayed mostly the same. Andre Roberts led the group again, but since the first-string offense was in there longer, players like Jace Billingsley and Jeremy Kerley saw a dip in playing time. 

  • Corey Robinson essentially got to double dip his snaps with Michael Ola on the mend. Same with Chase Farris, who had nearly double the snaps he had in the game opener, most likely because Geoff Schwartz did not play.

  • Maybe the most interesting count here is that of Graham Glasgow. Glasgow is the presumed backup center, but he did not see the field much for whatever reason. This seems like a strange decision for a rookie who needs all of the reps he can get.

Defense:

DEFENSIVE END DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Brandon Copeland 25 40% 16 59%
Devin Taylor 21 33% 1 4%
Wallace Gilberry 16 25% 1 4%
Ezekiel Ansah 14 22%

Anthony Zettel 11 17% 5 19%
Deonte Gibson 10 16% 1 4%

Quanterus Smith

7 11% 1 4%





DEFENSIVE TACKLE DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Kerry Hyder 26 41% 8 30%
A'Shawn Robinson 24 38% 3 11%
Stefan Charles 19 30% 1 4%
Caraun Reid 18 29% 2 7%
Tyrunn Walker 16 25%

Khyri Thornton 16 25% 6 22%
Gabe Wright 15 24% 2 7%
Haloti Ngata 12 19%






LINEBACKER DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Khaseem Greene 30 48% 11 41%
Kyle Van Noy 28 44% 4 15%
Tahir Whitehead 28 44% 2 7%
Antwione Williams 26 41% 13 48%
Chi Chi Ariguzo 22 35% 6 22%
Josh Bynes 11 17% 2 7%










CORNERBACK DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Nevin Lawson 28 44% 2 7%
Darrin Walls 24 38% 8 30%
Rashaad Reynolds 22 35% 5 19%
Adairius Barnes 21 33% 8 30%
Quandre Diggs 17 27% 3 11%
Darius Slay 15 24% 1 4%
Alex Carter 14 22% 8 30%
Johnson Bademosi 13 21% 8 30%
Keith Lewis 11 17% 2 7%





SAFETY DEFENSIVE SNAPS PERCENTAGE SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Rafael Bush 28 44% 3 11%
Tavon Wilson 25 40% 13 48%
Isaiah Johnson 24 38% 11 41%
Miles Killebrew 23 37% 14 52%
Glover Quin 15 24% 1 4%
Charles Washington 11 20% 4 13%





Observations

  • With starters Devin Taylor and Ezekiel Ansah getting a fair share of snaps this week, Anthony Zettel and Deonte Gibson had to take a cut in their respective time on the field.

  • Defensive tackle is probably the most interesting camp battle on the team, and you can see the coaches feel the same way. Snaps were extremely evenly distributed for the entire group, with just 11 snaps separating the top contributor and the sixth-highest snap count. 

  • Linebackers were just as evenly split. With no Zaviar Gooden, it seems the team spread his snaps out between everyone on the depth chart, except for Josh Bynes, who they may be resting a bit since he's dealing with an injury.

  • Interestingly enough, the Lions got a long look at starter Nevin Lawson. Not sure what that means -- if anything -- but it's something to keep an eye on.

  • At safety, the Lions have a heated battle between Rafael Bush and Tavon Wilson at strong safety. Both played nearly half the game, and both had a pretty solid statistical night (Bush - 3 tackles; Wilson - 3 tackles, 1 tackle for loss).

Special teams

KICKER SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Devin Bell 6 22%
Matt Prater 2 7%



PUNTER SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Sam Martin 4 15%



LONG SNAPPER SPECIAL TEAMS SNAPS PERCENTAGE
Jimmy Landes 4 15%
Don Muhlbach 2 7%

Observations

  • For the second week in a row, Jimmy Landes took more literal snaps than Don Muhlbach. However, Muhlbach started the game for the Lions. I wouldn't read too much into either of these, as performance is way more important than snap distribution.