Panthers' Week 7 Snap Count Analysis

Who on the Carolina Panthers saw an increase in playing time against the Packers? Who saw their snaps diminish from the previous week? Find out below!

OFFENSE

Name

Position

Snaps

Week 7 Pct.

Week 6 Pct.

Change in Pct.

B Bell

T

40

58%

100%

-42%

N Chandler

T

69

100%

100%

0

T Turner

G

9

13%

100%

-87%

C Newton

QB

58

84%

100%

-16%

R Kalil

C

58

84%

100%

-16%

G Olsen

TE

54

78%

100%

-22%

F Velasco

G

69

100%

94%

+6%

K Benjamin

WR

52

75%

79%

-4%

J Cotchery

WR

58

84%

79%

+5%

J Avant

WR

45

65%

69%

-4%

D Reaves

RB

0

0%

64%

-64%

E Dickson

TE

33

48%

43%

+5%

F Whittaker

RB

0

0%

32%

-32%

B Williams

TE

11

16%

17%

-1%

B Bersin

WR

17

25%

7%

+18%

A Silatolu

G

0

0%

6%

-6%

C Brown

WR

3

4%

6%

-2%

C Ogbonnaya

FB

16

23%

4%

+19%

B Folkerts

C

12

17%

1%

+16%

A Norwell

G

60

87%

0%

+87%

J Stewart

RB

55

80%

0%

+80%

D Foucault

T

29

42%

0%

+42%

D Anderson

QB

11

16%

0%

+16%

 

*Snap Counts courtesy of NFL Media

Notes

  • I would not read into too many of the drops in playing time as the Panthers starting pulling starters halfway through the fourth quarter but there was two interesting notes from yesterdays game.
  • It was a little surprising to see Chris Ogbonnaya get carries late in the fourth quarter over Darrin Reaves, who was the leading carrier the past two weeks. The return of Jonathan Stewart was obviously going to cut into his carries but it looks like Ogbonnaya has jumped Reaves on the depth chart as well.
  • Another surprise late in the game was Brenton Bersin getting more playing time at wide receiver over Philly Brown, who only got three snaps. Against the Steelers, Brown had seven receptions for 66 yards however since that game he has combined for four receptions and 47 yards. Bersin looks to be climbing the depth chart as well.

 

DEFENSE

Name

Position

Snaps

Week 7 Pct.

Week 6 Pct.

Change in Pct.

R Harper

SS

49

84%

100%

-16%

T DeCoud

FS

52

90%

100%

-10%

A Cason

CB

58

100%

100%

0

L Kuechly

LB

46

79%

100%

-21%

T Davis

LB

52

90%

100%

-10%

M White

CB

58

100%

100%

0

C Johnson

DE

41

71%

80%

-9%

D Edwards

DT

28

48%

63%

-15%

K Short

DT

32

55%

59%

-4%

M Addison

DE

29

50%

54%

-4%

C Godfrey

CB

37

64%

53%

+11%

S Lotulelei

DT

31

53%

49%

+4%

W Horton

DE

27

47%

36%

+11%

C Cole

DT

27

47%

30%

+17%

K Ealy

DE

17

29%

28%

+1%

A Klein

LB

16

28%

25%

+3%

C Blackburn

LB

0

0%

22%

-22%

B Benwikere

CB

0

0%

0%

0

J Norman

CB

0

0%

0%

0

B Jacobs

LB

10

17%

0%

+17%

T Boston

SS

9

16%

0%

+16%

J Dockery

CB

7

12%

0%

+12%

C Jones

FS

6

10%

0%

+10%

A Glanton

LB

6

10%

0%

+10%

 

*Snap Counts courtesy of NFL Media

Notes

  • Similarly to the offense, the Panthers started pulling their starting defense about halfway through the fourth quarter and that is the reason for a number of the players drop in snaps.
  • For the first time this year, fourth round rookie Tre Boston was able to get on the field at strong safety. If the season starts to fall apart, it would not be surprising to see Boston start taking some snaps from Roman Harper to give the Panthers an opportunity to evaluate the player.
  • Once Josh Norman and Bene Benwikere are able to return, I would expect the playing time for Charles Godfrey and James Dockery to take a significant hit. Norman and Benwikere are signficiantly better and make this defense much better when they are on the field.


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