Panthers Week 14 Snap Count Analysis

The past few weeks the Carolina Panthers have leaned heavily on some of their younger players and increased their roles on this team. This trend continued against the New Orleans. This is the full snap count breakdown for the Panthers offense and defense.

Offense

Name

Position

Snaps

Week 14 Pct.

A Norwell

G

74

100%

M Remmers

T

74

100%

T Turner

G

74

100%

C Newton

QB

71

96%

R Kalil

C

71

96%

B Bell

T

71

96%

G Olsen

TE

70

95%

K Benjamin

WR

59

80%

J Stewart

RB

54

73%

J Cotchery

WR

50

68%

C Brown

WR

42

57%

E Dickson

TE

39

53%

M Tolbert

FB

21

28%

B Bersin

WR

15

20%

F Whittaker

RB

7

9%

B Folkerts

C

6

8%

D Presley

WR

4

5%

C Scott

G

3

4%

F Velasco

G

3

4%

D Anderson

QB

3

4%

J Webb

QB

2

3%

B Williams

TE

1

1%

 

 

Notes

  • With DeAngelo Williams out against the Saints, Jonathan Stewart saw a lot of work as the team’s featured running back. He played 54 of the team’s 70 offensive snaps and made every one count with 155 rushing yards and a touchdown.
  • The coaching staff started pulling starters late in the fourth quarter with the game basically decided. One group they didn’t pull was the younger offensive linemen (Andrew Norwell, Trai Turner, and Mike Remmers). This was a great move by the coaching staff as these younger players can benefit more from getting the extra reps rather than the extra rest.
  • Tight end Brandon Williams was on the field for only one snap against the Saints before being ejected for throwing a punch in the brawl.

 

Defense

Name

Position

Snaps

Week 14 Pct.

R Harper

SS

70

100%

J Norman

CB

70

100%

B Benwikere

CB

70

100%

T Boston

SS

70

100%

L Kuechly

LB

61

87%

T Davis

LB

60

86%

K Short

DT

51

73%

C Johnson

DE

44

63%

D Edwards

DT

41

59%

W Horton

DE

38

54%

M Addison

DE

37

53%

C Jones

FS

35

50%

K Ealy

DE

30

43%

M White

CB

27

39%

C Cole

DT

25

36%

S Lotulelei

DT

14

20%

A Glanton

LB

10

14%

B Jacobs

LB

9

13%

A Klein

LB

8

11%

 

 

Notes

  • Similar to the offense, the coaching staff started to pull starters on the defensive side of the ball late in the game. However, just like keeping the young offensive linemen on the field it was a great move to keep the entire starting secondary on the field. Josh Norman, Bene Benwikere played tough defense on the outside, kept the play in front of them and even were able to each force a turnover. The safety saw a tremendous improvement with Tre Boston next to Roman Harper. This group saw a lot of change in a short period of time so the secondary needs to get familiar playing next to each other. One surprise was to see former starting safety Thomas DeCoud not get a single snap against the Saints.
  • Defensive tackle Star Lotulelei returned this week from an ankle injury suffered in Week 9. He was only on the field for 14 plays but this may have been the plan to ease him back into playing. It made this strategy much easier once the Panthers built a big lead and the game wasn’t really in jeopardy.


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