clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Detroit Lions Week 11 snap counts: Jeff Okudah sees season-low playing time vs. Panthers

Rough sledding for the rookie.

Detroit Lions v Carolina Panthers Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Here’s a look at the Detroit Lions’ Week 11 snap counts against the Carolina Panthers

Offense

Quarterbacks:

Matthew Stafford: 56 (100%)

Running backs:

Kerryon Johnson: 39 (70%)
Adrian Peterson: 17 (30%)
Jason Cabinda: 5 (9%) — 16 special teams snaps (73%)
Jonathan Williams: 0 (0%) — 5 (23%)

Tight ends:

T.J. Hockenson: 37 (66%)
Jesse James: 29 (52%) — 6 (27%)
Isaac Nauta: 4 (7%) — 5 (23%)

Wide receivers:

Marvin Jones Jr.: 50 (89%)
Marvin Hall: 38 (68%)
Jamal Agnew: 28 (50%) — 10 (45%)
Quintez Cephus: 17 (30%) — 5 (23%)
Mohamed Sanu: 15 (27%)

Offensive tackles:

Taylor Decker: 56 (100%)
Tyrell Crosby: 56 (100%) — 1 (5%)
Matt Nelson: 1 (2%) — 1 (5%)

Guards/centers

Frank Ragnow: 56 (100%) — 1 (5%)
Jonah Jackson: 56 (100%) — 1 (5%)
Oday Aboushi: 32 (57%) — 1 (5%)
Halapoulivaati Vaitai: 24 (43%) — 1 (5%)

Observations:

  • Although Adrian Peterson got the start on Sunday, Kerryon Johnson outsnapped him over 2-to-1. However, that appears to be more of an in-game adjustment as Detroit was forced to abandon the run early. If this game was closer in the second half, you’d have to imagine Peterson would’ve gotten more play.
  • With no Danny Amendola at wide receiver, Jamal Agnew saw the most playing time on offense in his entire career. Unfortunately, that only resulted in three catches for 10 yards.
  • It’s unclear if Halapoulivaati Vaitai got benched or was dealing with an injury, but Oday Aboushi took over at right guard just before the half and played the rest of the game. The Lions did not announce a mid-game injury, but Vaitai has been dealing with a foot issues for several weeks now. Either way, not a great look for Detroit’s biggest free agent signing.
  • Weird oddity: Lions offensive line only had one special team snaps. Of course, it makes complete sense, though, because Detroit only had one kick on the day: a missed field goal.

Defense:

Defensive end:

Romeo Okwara: 47 (66%) — 10 (45%)
Everson Griffen: 26 (37%)

Defensive tackle:

Danny Shelton: 52 (73%) — 5 (23%)
Nick Williams: 48 (68%) — 5 (23%)
John Penisini: 46 (65%)
Frank Herron: 26 (37%) — 5 (23%)

Linebackers:

Jamie Collins Sr.: 66 (93%)
Jahlani Tavai: 38 (54%) — 15 (68%)
Christian Jones: 34 (48%) — 11 (50%)
Reggie Ragland: 30 (42%)
Jarrad Davis: 22 (31%) — 10 (45%)
Jalen Reeves-Maybin: 1 (1%) — 21 (95%)

Cornerbacks:

Desmond Trufant: 67 (94%)
Amani Oruwariye: 49 (69%) — 5 (23%)
Justin Coleman: 35 (49%) — 9 (41%)
Jeff Okudah: 24 (34%)
Mike Ford: 0 (0%) — 11 (50%)

Safeties:

Duron Harmon: 70 (99%) — 6 (27%)
Jayron Kearse: 49 (69%) — 1 (5%)
Tracy Walker: 37 (52%) — 9 (41%)
Will Harris: 14 (20%) — 13 (59%)
Miles Killebrew: 0 (0%) — 21 (95%)
C.J. Moore: 0 (0%) — 16 (73%)

Observations:

  • The Lions decided to beef up on interior defenders this week, with three DTs earning at least 65 percent of snaps (last week, they didn’t have a single DT with more than 60 percent). Those seem to come at the expense of Everson Griffen, who went from 64 percent playing time to just 37 this week. This appears to be a move to help stop the run effectively—which they did. However, the Lions clearly suffered in pass rush, as they tallied just two quarterback hits against the Panthers.
  • The linebacker usage changed quite drastically in this game. Reggie Ragland’s playing time dropped from 88 percent last week to 42 percent Sunday. Meanwhile, Jahlani Tavai saw more than 50 percent of the snaps for the first time since Week 7 and only the second time since the bye week.
  • Jeff Okudah saw his lowest amount of snaps all season, playing in just 24 snaps all game. While he did suffer a shoulder injury in this game, this represents a general trend in his playing time, as he only played in 34 snaps (39%) the week before.
  • Tracy Walker saw an increase in play from last week, but it still appears he’s lost his starting job to Jayron Kearse.

Special teams:

Jack Fox: 8 special teams snaps (36%)
Don Muhlbach: 7 (32%)
Matt Prater: 1 (5%)