Seahawks at Dolphins Defensive Snap Counts

Marc Serota

Earlier today, we saw the Miami Dolphins' offensive snap counts from their victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Now, we turn our attention to the defensive side of the ball.

The Miami Dolphins snapped their three game losing streak with a 24-21 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. While the focus of the highlights and the stories about the game have all looked at Ryan Tannehill's performance in the fourth quarter, the defense was impressive for the entire game. Players like Paul Soliai simply dominated the Seahawks offensive line, and kept the team in the game until Tannehill could will the offense into scoring position.

After looking at the offensive snap counts earlier today, it's time to take a look at the defense.

The Dolphins were on defense for 57 snaps Sunday. Here's the breakdown, by position group:

Defensive Line

Jared Odrick

Cameron Wake

Paul Soliai

Randy Starks

49 / 57

45 / 57

37 / 57

39 / 57

86%

79%

65%

68%

Season
666 / 777
86%

Season
620 / 777
81%

Season
425 / 777
55%

Season
583 / 777
75%

Defensive Line

Tony McDaniel

Olivier Vernon

Kheeston Randall

Derrick Shelby

17 / 57

14 / 57

5 / 57

12 / 57

30%

25%

9%

21%

Season
126 / 777
16%

Season
286 / 777
37%

Season
136 / 777
18%

Season
150 / 777
19%

Defensive Line

Ryan Baker
(Released after Week 2)

Andre Fluellen
(Signed before Week 3)
(Released after Week 4)

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Season
3 / 217
1%

Season
14 / 289 (14 / 154)
5% (9%)


Thoughts:
No real thoughts on the playing time. Seems about right across the board. Soliai was clearly the man this week, clogging up the middle of the field all day, and forcing Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch to try to bounce outside, where the rest of the Miami defense was waiting.

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Linebackers

Kevin Burnett

Karlos Dansby

Koa Misi

Jason Trusnik

57 / 57

55 / 57

42 / 57

1 / 57

100%

96%

74%

2%

Season
760 / 777
98%

Season
756 / 777
97%

Season
451 / 777
58%

Season
39 / 777
4%

Linebackers

Jonathon Freeny

Austin Spitler

Josh Kaddu

--- / ---

--- / ---

--- / ---

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Season
13 / 777
2%

Season
10 / 777
1%

Season
3 / 777 (3 / 185)
0% (2%)


Thoughts: Like the defensive line, nothing really surprising. Misi played more snaps than he normally does, but other than that, it was fairly unremarkable in terms of playing time.

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Cornerbacks

Richard Marshall
(Placed on IR before Week 10)

Sean Smith

Jimmy Wilson

Nolan Carroll

--- / ---

57 / 57

30 / 57

31 / 57

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100%

53%

54%

Season
238 / 592
40%

Season
747 / 777
96%

Season
350 / 777
45%

Season
551 / 777
71%

Cornerbacks

R.J. Stanford

Bryan McCann
(Signed Before Week 10)

28 / 57

1 / 57

49%

2%

Season
60 / 777
7%

Season
7 / 777 (7 / 185)
1% (4%)

Thoughts: The team's use of Nolan Carroll was maybe the most interesting position to watch this week. Carroll started the game, then was immediately removed for Stanford. The two seemed interchangeable all night, with Wilson, Carroll, and Stanford all playing about an equal number of snaps. Wilson played the nickel spot most of the game.

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Safeties

Chris Clemons

Reshad Jones

Troy Nolan
(Released after Week 3)

Jonathan Amaya

51 / 57

56 / 57

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--- / ---

89%

98%

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Season
709 / 720
98%

Season
715 / 720
99%

Season
3 / 217
1%

Season
4 / 720
1%

Thoughts: Both safeties had to miss a couple of plays, with Clemons actually going out for a few plays with cramps. Wilson moved back into the safety spot to fill in whenever one of the two were out of the game.

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[Picture Credits: Randy Starks picture courtesy Steve Mitchell - US PRESSWIRE 11/25/12; Kevin Burnett picture courtesy Robert Mayer - US PRESSWIRE 11/25/12; Sean Smith picture courtesy Robert Mayer - US PRESSWIRE 11/25/12; Chris Clemons picture courtesy Robert Mayer - US PRESSWIRE 11/25/12]

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