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Dolphins at Giants recap: Miami offensive snap counts

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A look back at the Dolphins at Giants games using Miami’s offensive snap counts per player.

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The Miami Dolphins won their first preseason game of the year this past weekend, beating the New York Giants 27-10 on Friday night. While the next preseason game is coming up in just a few days, we still have some things too look back on for the first game. One of those is the official snap counts for the team.

Usually, we take a look at these weekly during the regular season to see how players are being used, and maybe get an idea of how the coaches see players evolving during the season. During the preseason, and especially the first preseason game, it is a little more confusing, because key players play little, second-string players could see a lot of playing, or they could sit quickly to give younger players some experience. It is hard to judge - especially with a new coaching staff - exactly what every snap means for a players’ chances to make the roster, unless they are a sure starter.

The snap counts for Miami’s offense are below. These also include any special teams snaps they may have taken, because those could be a sign of who is a more likely member of the 53-man roster:

Ulrick John, tackle
Offensive snaps: 61 (90%)
Special teams snaps: 4 (13%)

Sam Young, tackle
Offensive snaps: 56 (82%)
Special teams snaps: 1 (3%)

Laremy Tunsil, guard
Offensive snaps: 53 (78%)
Special teams snaps: 4 (13%)

Leonte Carroo, wide receiver
Offensive snaps: 51 (75%)
Special teams snaps: 9 (30%)

Jamil Douglas, guard/center
Offensive snaps: 40 (59%)
Special teams snaps: 7 (23%)

Dominique Jones, tight end
Offensive snaps: 37 (54%)
Special teams snaps: 17 (57%)

Rashawn Scott, wide receiver
Offensive snaps: 36 (53%)
Special teams snaps: 8 (27%)

Anthony Steen, guard/center
Offensive snaps: 33 (49%)
Special teams snaps: 5 (17%)

Matt Moore, quarterback
Offensive snaps: 31 (46%)
Special teams snaps: —-

Kraig Urbik, guard/center
Offensive snaps: 28 (41%)
Special teams snaps: 4 (13%)

Thomas Duarte, tight end
Offensive snaps: 27 (40%)
Special teams snaps: 13 (43%)

A.J. Cruz, wide receiver
Offensive snaps: 24 (53%)
Special teams snaps: 2 (7%)

Damien Williams, running back
Offensive snaps: 21 (31%)
Special teams snaps: 1 (3%)

Jermon Bushrod, guard
Offensive snaps: 21 (31%)
Special teams snaps: —-

Daniel Thomas, running back
Offensive snaps: 20 (29%)
Special teams snaps: 10 (33%)

Isaiah Pead, running back
Offensive snaps: 20 (29%)
Special teams snaps: —-

Brandon Doughty, quarterback
Offensive snaps: 18 (26%)
Special teams snaps: —-

Brandon Shippen, wide receiver
Offensive snaps: 17 (25%)
Special teams snaps: 11 (37%)

Matt Hazel, wide receiver
Offensive snaps: 17 (25%)
Special teams snaps: 6 (20%)

Gabe Hughes, tight end
Offensive snaps: 13 (19%)
Special teams snaps: 8 (27%)

Jakeem Grant, wide receiver
Offensive snaps: 12 (18%)
Special teams snaps: 7 (23%)

Dion Sims, tight end
Offensive snaps: 12 (18%)
Special teams snaps: 3 (20%)

Billy Turner, guard
Offensive snaps: 12 (18%)
Special teams snaps: 1 (3%)

Zac Dysert, quarterback
Offensive snaps: 12 (18%)
Special teams snaps: —-

Ruben Carter, guard
Offensive snaps: 8 (12%)
Special teams snaps: 5 (17%)

Dallas Thomas, guard
Offensive snaps: 7 (10%)
Special teams snaps: 1 (3%)

Ja’Wuan James, tackle
Offensive snaps: 7 (10%)
Special teams snaps: 1 (3%)

Jarvis Landry, wide receiver
Offensive snaps: 7 (10%)
Special teams snaps: —-

Kenny Stills, wide receiver
Offensive snaps: 7 (10%)
Special teams snaps: —-

Ryan Tannehill, quarterback
Offensive snaps: 7 (10%)
Special teams snaps: —-

Jordan Cameron, tight end
Offensive snaps: 7 (10%)
Special teams snaps: —-

Branden Albert, tackle
Offensive snaps: 7 (10%)
Special teams snaps: —-

Mike Pouncey, center
Offensive snaps: 7 (10%)
Special teams snaps: —-

Jay Ajayi, running back
Offensive snaps: 7 (10%)
Special teams snaps: —-

Griff Whalen, wide receiver
Offensive snaps: 5 (7%)
Special teams snaps: 8 (27%)

Overall, the snap counts seem to make sense. Dallas Thomas getting more snaps could have been a good thing if the coaches really do expect him to stay in the starting lineup, but they gave a lot of snaps to Laremy Tunsil, who should end up being the starter by Week 1. Griff Whalen’s snap counts are odd - he did not play much, so do the coaches know what they have in him already? Otherwise, we should start to see the first-team snaps increase this week as they face the Dallas Cowboys, and we might get a better idea of who is trending toward a roster spot and who is maybe on the wrong side of the cut line.