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Lions-Panthers snap counts: Jarrad Davis plays every snap in his return

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The Lions rookie linebacker has assumed full duties again.

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Here’s a look at the snap counts from Sunday’s game between the Detroit Lions and Carolina Panthers.

Offense:

Quarterbacks

Matthew Stafford: 61 snaps (100%)

Running backs

Theo Riddick: 30 (49%)
Ameer Abdullah: 22 (36%)
Zach Zenner: 9 (15%) — 21 special teams snaps (66%)

“Fullback”

Nick Bellore: 3 (5%)

Tight ends

Darren Fells: 35 (57%) — 10 (31%)
Eric Ebron: 34 (56%)
Michael Roberts: 5 (8%) — 10 (31%)

Wide receivers

Marvin Jones Jr.: 58 (95%)
Golden Tate: 55 (90%)
TJ Jones: 40 (66%) — 1 (3%)
Jared Abbrederis: 14 (23%) — 17 (53%)

Offensive tackles

Rick Wagner: 61 (100%) — 4 (12%)
Greg Robinson: 61 (100%) — 4 (13%)
Emmett Cleary: 0 (0%) — 6 (19%)
Brian Mihalik: 0 (0%) — 4 (12%)

Guards/centers

Travis Swanson: 61 (100%) — 4 (12%)
Graham Glasgow: 61 (100%) — 4 (12%)
T.J. Lang: 61 (100%) — 4 (12%)

Observations:

  • After Darren Fells had a much bigger portion of snaps against the Vikings, Ebron garnered a little more playing time against the Panthers. However, with another disappointing performance from the former 10th-overall pick, it’s probably safe to say Ebron’s playing time is going to take a dip next week. Could Michael Roberts see more than five snaps against the Saints?
  • Welcome to the fullback crew, Nick Bellore. The Lions could do worse.
  • Interesting to see Theo Riddick get a little more playing time than Ameer Abdullah. Riddick is officially the team’s third-down back and played pretty well, all things considered.

Defense:

Defensive end

Anthony Zettel: 38 (58%) — 6 (19%)
Ezekiel Ansah: 35 (53%)
Cornelius Washington: 26 (39%) — 6 (19%)
Jeremiah Valoaga: 18 (27%)
George Johnson: 16 (24%)

Defensive tackle

A’Shawn Robinson: 46 (70%) — 5 (16%)
Akeem Spence: 37 (56%) — 3 (9%)
Jeremiah Ledbetter: 31 (47%) — 8 (25%)
Haloti Ngata: 16 (24%) — 2 (6%)

Linebackers

Jarrad Davis: 66 (100%) — 6 (19%)
Tahir Whitehead: 56 (85%) — 6 (19%)
Nick Bellore: 7 (11%) — 28 (88%)
Steve Longa: 0 (0%) — 22 (69%)
Jalen Reeves-Maybin: 0 (0%) — 22 (69%)

Cornerbacks

Darius Slay: 66 (100%) — 6 (19%)
Nevin Lawson: 42 (64%) — 13 (41%)
Quandre Diggs: 30 (45%) — 11 (34%)
DJ Hayden: 23 (35%) — 4 (12%)
Jamal Agnew: 0 (0%) — 22 (69%)

Safety

Glover Quin: 66 (100%) — 6 (19%)
Tavon Wilson: 66 (100%)
Miles Killebrew: 35 (53%) — 14 (44%)
Charles Washington: 6 (9%) — 22 (69%)
Don Carey: 0 (0%) — 24 (75%)

  • With Jarrad Davis back and Paul Worrilow sidelined, the Lions barely lined up with three linebackers at all on Sunday. Instead, Detroit went safety heavy. Both Glover Quin and Tavon Wilson were on the field for every defensive snap, while Miles Killebrew was out there nearly half of the time.
  • A’Shawn Robinson played the highest percentage of defensive snaps in his career. This could be a result of Haloti Ngata’s injury or it may just be a sign he’s ready to garner more snaps. He’s slowly been getting more and more playing time.
  • The gamebook says George Johnson played 20 snaps against the Falcons, 16 snaps last week and another 16 this week, but I have noticed him exactly zero times out there. He has two tackles in three games. I think it may be time to activate Armonty Bryant.