Raiders at Dolphins: Miami Defensive Snap Counts

Sept. 16, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins linebacker Cameron Wake (91) applies pressures Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer (3) during the third quarter at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins won 35-13. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

This morning, we took a look at the offensive snaps by the Miami Dolphins in the 35-13 victory over the Oakland Raiders. This afternoon, we do the same thing with the defense.

Oakland ran 65 offensive plays during the game, meaning the Dolphins defense was on the field for ten fewer plays than the Miami offense on the day. Eighteen players took at least one snap on defense.

Defensive Line

Jared Odrick

Cameron Wake

Paul Soliai

Randy Starks

49/65

53/65

44/65

46/65

75%

82%

68%

71%

Season
107/135
79%

Season
109/135
81%

Season
98/135
73%

Season
93/135
69%

Defensive Line

Tony McDaniel

Olivier Vernon

Kheeston Randall

Derrick Shelby

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27/65

21/65

12/65

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42%

32%

18%

Season
23/135
17%

Season
45/135
33%

Season
36/135
27%

Season
25/135
19%

Defensive Line

Ryan Baker

3/65

5%

Season
3/135
2%

Thoughts: Nothing overly noteworthy here. Vernon and Randall saw their snaps go up in this game, making up for the absence of McDaniel.

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Linebackers

Kevin Burnett

Karlos Dansby

Koa Misi

Jason Trusnik

65/65

65/65

48/65

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100%

100%

74%

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Season
135/135
100%

Season
135/135
100%

Season
107/135
79%

Season
2/135
1%

Thoughts: I'm looking forward to watching the film on this game to see what happened on 16% on the defensive snaps, when there were only two linebackers on the field. It may just interest me, but I want to know what the defensive alignment was when Misi was not in there, since no one else was listed at "linebacker" in the stats.

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Cornerbacks

Richard Marshall

Sean Smith

Jimmy Wilson

Nolan Carroll

24/65

61/65

18/70

49/65

37%

94%

28%

75%

Season
90/135
67%

Season
127/135
94%

Season
26/135
19%

Season
54/135
40%

Thoughts: Richard Marshall's injury shifted the snaps around in the cornerbacks, with Nolan Carroll getting the majority of the extra snaps, and Wilson moving back to corner from safety, the second straight week he's done that.

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Safeties

Chris Clemons

Reshad Jones

Troy Nolan

62/65

65/65

3/65

95%

100%

5%

Season
132/135
98%

Season
135/135
100%

Season
3/135
2%

Thoughts: Jones and Clemons once again played nearly the entire game, with Nolan taking just three snaps from Clemons.

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[Picture Credits: Olivier Vernon picture courtesy Robert Mayer-USPRESSWIRE 9/16/12; Karlos Dansby picture courtesy Robert Mayer-USPRESSWIRE 9/16/12; Sean Smith picture courtesy Steve Mitchell-USPRESSWIRE 9/16/12; Reshad Jones courtesy Steve Mitchell-USPRESSWIRE 9/16/12]

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