Dolphins at Bills Offensive Snap Counts

Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE

The Miami Dolphins lost to the Buffalo Bills on Thursday Night Football this past week. For the third straight game, the team could not find a rhythm, and ultimately lost the game. Here are the offensive snap counts for the Dolphins from the game.

The Miami Dolphins problems continued this week, as they were beaten 19-14 by the Buffalo Bills on Thursday Night Football. Miami has now dropped three straight contests, and don't seem to have any answers to how to solve their issues.

The Dolphins have a mini-bye week this week, with the team having 10 days between the Bills game and their Week 12 game against the Seattle Seahawks. During that time, Miami has to find a way to run the ball, get after the quarterback, and fix the offensive line.

Miami ran 58 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

58 / 58

58 / 58

58 / 58

57 / 58

57 / 58

100%

100%

100%

98%

98%

Season
100%
652 / 652

Season
99%
647 / 652

Season
99%
648 / 652

Season
100%
651 / 652

Season
99%
648 / 652

Offensive Line

Nate Garner

Josh Samuda

2 / 58

--- / ---

3%

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Season
4%
23 / 652


Season
1%
4 / 652


Thoughts: Jerry and Martin each missed one play due to injury, and Garner filled in at right guard and right tackle on those plays. Otherwise, the starters played the entire game.

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Wide Receivers

Davone Bess

Brian Hartline

Anthony Armstrong
(Released after Week 8)

Legedu Naanee
(Released after Week 4)

Marlon Moore

55 / 58

55 / 58

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15 / 58

95%

95%

----

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26%

Season
89%
573 / 652

Season
83%
539 / 652

Season
17%
70 / 410

Season
42%
121 / 290

Season
15%
100 / 652

Wide Receivers

Jabar Gaffney
(Made debut in Week 8)

Rishard Matthews
(Made debut in Week 11)

--- / ---

21 / 58

----

36%

Season
17%
110 / 652

Season
3% (36%)
21 / 652 (21 / 58)

Thoughts: Welcome to your rookie season, Matthews. With Gaffney inactive due to injury, it's interesting that Moore did not see the big bump in snap, but instead Matthews suddenly became a large portion of the offense. Matthews would only catch one pass on two targets, but for a rookie to make his debut in Week 11, and already have 3% of the season snaps tells you he was out there a lot this week. The team may just be looking to get him some experience before next year, or they may be looking for him to be a part of the offense going forward. It will be interesting to watch. A thing that is only interesting to me is the fact that Moore has played exactly 100 snaps this year (it has no bearing on anything, just the numerologist/math degree in me...).

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Tight Ends

Anthony Fasano

Charles Clay

Jeron Mastrud

54 / 58

15 / 58

--- / ---

93%

26%

----

Season
89%
579 / 652

Season
34%
220 / 652

Season
9%
56 / 652

Thoughts: Nothing really surprising here. Both players played about their norm, with Clay a little lower, but the team also played fewer snaps than usual.



Fullbacks

Jorvorskie Lane

17 / 58

29%

Season
234 / 652
36%

Thoughts: Lane was down on snaps last week, which means he should be up this week. And, look at that, he is. The Dolphins used Lane to try to get the run established, and in pass protection this week.
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Halfbacks

Reggie Bush

Daniel Thomas

Marcus Thigpen

Lamar Miller

26 / 58

32 / 58

--- / ---

--- / ---

55%

45%

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Season
332 / 652
51%

Season
248 / 652
38%

Season
3 / 652
0%

Season
68 / 652
10%


Thoughts: The Thomas getting more snaps than Bush streak continued this week, with Bush coming close to falling below the majority of snaps played this season. The team is using Thomas more on passing downs to provide pass protection, plus he has become the third down back, meaning Bush is simply standing on the sideline more and more every week.

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Quarterbacks

Ryan Tannehill

Matt Moore

58 / 58

--- / ---

100%

----

Season
597 / 652
92%

Season
55 / 652
8%

Thoughts: Can we please all cool it on the calls for Matt Moore because of the Jets game? Putting Moore into the offense does nothing but (1) shake the confidence of a rookie and (2) cut down on the developmental snaps for Tannehill. Sure, we all want wins, but this year is all about developing Tannehill. You have to leave him in there to take the snaps if you want this team to be better next year. Matt Moore is not the future of the Dolphins.

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[Mike Pouncey picture courtesy Timothy T. Ludwig - US PRESSWIRE 11/15/12; Rishard Matthews picture courtesy Timothy T. Ludwig - US PRESSWIRE 11/15/12; Jorvorskie Lane picture courtesy Mark Konezny - US PRESSWIRE 11/15/12; Reggie Bush picture courtesy Timothy T. Ludwig - US PRESSWIRE 11/15/12; Ryan Tannehill picture courtesy Timothy T. Ludwig - US PRESSWIRE 11/15/12]

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