Titans at Dolphins Offensive Snap Counts

Mike Ehrmann

The Miami Dolphins dropped their second straight game with a loss to the Tennessee Titans yesterday. Here is a break down of the Miami offense by snap counts played yesterday.

The Miami Dolphins lost to the Tennessee Titans yesterday, falling to 4-5 on the season and losing their second straight game. The Dolphins struggled on all three aspects of the game, with the team simply appearing flat all day.

The offense could not get into a rhythm, with rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill throwing three interceptions, running back Reggie Bush losing a fumble, and the team simply unable to score other than a Dan Carpenter second quarter field goal.

Miami ran 60 offensive plays this week. Here is the break down of the Miami offense, by position groups:

Offensive Line

Jake Long

Richie Incognito

Mike Pouncey

John Jerry

Jonathan Martin

60 / 60

57 / 60

60 / 60

60 / 60

60 / 60

100%

95%

100%

100%

100%

Season
100%
594 / 594

Season
99%
589 / 594

Season
99%
590 / 594

Season
100%
594 / 594

Season
99%
591 / 594

Offensive Line

Nate Garner

Josh Samuda

4 / 60

--- / ---

7%

----

Season
4%
21 / 594


Season
1%
4 / 594


Thoughts: Nothing significant.

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Wide Receivers

Davone Bess

Brian Hartline

Anthony Armstrong
(Released after Week 8)

Legedu Naanee
(Released after Week 4)

Marlon Moore

52 / 60

50 / 60

----

----

10 / 60

87%

83%

----

----

17%

Season
87%
518 / 594

Season
81%
484 / 594

Season
17%
70 / 410

Season
42%
121 / 290

Season
14%
85 / 594

Wide Receivers

Jabar Gaffney
(Made debut in Week 8)

51 / 60

85%

Season
15%
89 / 594


Thoughts: Interesting that Gaffney played as much as Bess and Hartline, in fact playing one more snap than the Dolphins top receiver. The Dolphins were behind the entire game, so multiple wide receiver sets were the norm on the day, leading to Gaffney's increased playing time.

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Tight Ends

Anthony Fasano

Charles Clay

Jeron Mastrud

43 / 60

22 / 60

--- / ---

72%

37%

----

Season
88%
525 / 594

Season
35%
205 / 594

Season
9%
56 / 594

Thoughts: Fasano's snaps came down this week, which makes sense with how much Gaffney's snap count increased. Clay played about his season percentage.



Fullbacks

Jorvorskie Lane

9 / 60

15%

Season
217 / 594
37%

Thoughts: Lane is down on plays again this week, but again, having to throw the ball to try to keep up made Lane unnecessary for most of the game.

Halfbacks

Reggie Bush

Daniel Thomas

Marcus Thigpen

Lamar Miller

17 / 60

29 / 60

2 / 60

14 / 60

28%

48%

3%

23%

Season
306 / 594
52%

Season
216 / 594
36%

Season
3 / 594
1%

Season
68 / 594
11%


Thoughts: This is the third straight game that Thomas got more snaps than Bush. After the game, head coach Joe Philbin said that the benching of Bush for the last six series of the first half was not "punishment" for his fumble. It will be interesting to see if the rest of this season, this trend continues.

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Quarterbacks

Ryan Tannehill

Matt Moore

55 / 60

5 / 60

92%

8%

Season
539 / 594
91%

Season
55 / 594
9%

Thoughts: Not much. The Dolphins pulled Tannehill at the end of the game, putting Moore in rather than risk injury to their franchise quarterback.

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[Jake Long picture courtesy Robert Mayer - US PRESSWIRE 11/11/12; Davone Bess picture courtesy Steve Mitchell - US PRESSWIRE 11/11/12; Charles Clay picture courtesy Thomas J. Russo - US PRESSWIRE 11/4/12; Daniel Thomas picture courtesy Steve Mitchell - US PRESSWIRE 11/11/12; Ryan Tannehill picture courtesy Steve Mitchell - US PRESSWIRE 11/11/12]

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