Dolphins at Bengals: Miami Offensive Snap Counts

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The Miami Dolphins bounced back after two straight tough overtime losses to beat the Cincinnati Bengals yesterday. Here's out weekly look at the offensive snap counts from the game.

Two weeks ago, the Miami Dolphins dominated the New York Jets, only to watch the Jets come back and steal the win in overtime. Last week, the Dolphins dominated the Arizona Cardinals, only to watch the Cardinals come back and steal the win in overtime. Yesterday, the Dolphins were finally able to put their second win of the season on the board.

The game was not the impressive domination Miami has had over the past three weeks (including the 35-13 win over the Oakland Raiders), but the result was the important part. The Dolphins were able to take the lead in the second quarter, extend it in the third, and then defensively hold on in the fourth for the win.

Miami ran 66 offensive plays this week. Here is the break down of the Miami offense, by position groups, for the Week 5 game against the Bengals:

Offensive Line

Jake Long

Richie Incognito

Mike Pouncey

John Jerry

Jonathan Martin

Nate Garner

66 / 66

66 / 66

66 / 66

66 / 66

64 / 66

7 / 66

100%

100%

100%

100%

97%

11%

Season
100%
356 / 356

Season
100%
356 / 356

Season
100%
356 / 356

Season
100%
356 / 356

Season
99%
353 / 356

Season
3%
9 / 356


Thoughts:
Jonathan Martin missed two snaps on the day, with Nate Garner filling in. Garner played five snaps during the game in a six offensive linemen formation. Otherwise, nothing significant with the linemen this week.

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Wide Receivers

Davone Bess

Brian Hartline

Anthony Armstrong

Legedu Naanee
(Released after Week 4)

Marlon Moore

54 / 66

58 / 66

1 / 66

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19 / 66

82%

88%

2%

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29%

Season
88%
312 / 356

Season
79%
280 / 356

Season
23%
69 / 356

Season
42%
121 / 290

Season
7%
25 / 356

Thoughts: Hartline took the most snaps this week, with Bess dropping a little below his season percentage. A little surprising the team suddenly abandoned use of Anthony Armstrong. Good to see Moore back, and getting snaps on offense. He jumped from taking 2% of the offensive snaps on the season to 7% of the total snaps in one game, being on the field for 29% of the snaps this week. It looks like Moore is going to start seeing more playing time, unless the newly signed Jabar Gaffney eats into his snaps.

(Sadly, this is the only WR picture I have access to right now.)
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Tight Ends

Anthony Fasano

Charles Clay

Jeron Mastrud

64 / 66

21 / 66

6 / 66

97%

32%

9%

Season
88%
314 / 356

Season
36%
108 / 356

Season
12%
42 / 356

Thoughts: Fasano was on the field for an impressive 97% of the game this week, missing just two snaps. Clay played a little more this week, though he is still below his season snaps percentage, and he was more effective in the game with three receptions on five targets, gaining 35 yards. Before the game, offensive coordinator Mike Sherman said they had to get Clay more involved in the game, and they did exactly that this week. Mastrud normally serves as the blocking tight end for the Dolphins, but saw his snap count drop down as Fasano stayed in the game more this week.

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Fullbacks

Jorvorskie Lane

36 / 66

55%

Season
153 / 356
43%

Thoughts: Lane continues to see more of the offensive play, percentage wise (he actually was on the field for the same number of snaps this week as last). And, despite the early fumble when Nate Clements hit the ball with his helmet, leading to Lane putting the ball on the ground, Lane is becoming more of a weapon in the offense, both in carries and as an outlet for Tannehill.

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Halfbacks

Reggie Bush

Daniel Thomas

Marcus Thigpen

Lamar Miller

39 / 66

27 / 66

--- / ---

--- / ---

59%

41%

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Season
201 / 356
56%

Season
113 / 356
32%

Season
1 / 356
0%

Season
48 / 356
13%


Thoughts: Thomas saw his snap count jump up dramatically this week, until he was forced to leave the game with an injury in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, rookie Miller disappeared yesterday, only playing two snaps on special teams and none on offense. Interesting to see what happens going forward with Thomas' health and Miller's playing time disappearing.

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Quarterbacks

Ryan Tannehill

66 / 66

100%

Season
356 / 356
100%

Thoughts: Not as statistically amazing day from Tannehill, but a better passer rating, and more importantly, no interceptions and a win.

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[Richie Ingonito picture courtesy David Kohl - US PRESSWIRE 10/7/12; Davone Bess picture courtesy David Kohl - US PRESSWIRE 9/30/12; Charles Clay picture courtesy Andrew Weber - US PRESSWIRE 10/7/12; Jorvorskie Lane pictures courtesy Andrew Weber - US PRESSWIRE 10/7/12; Daniel Thomas picture courtesy David Kohl - US PRESSWIRE 10/7/12; Ryan Tannehill picture courtesy Andrew Weber - US PRESSWIRE 10/7/12]

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