Panthers Snap Count Analysis for Week 15

The Carolina Panthers snap counts for Week 15 shows that the coaching staff has finally settled on an offensive line and secondary they are happy with. This is the break down of the Panthers playing time against the Bucs.

Offense

Name Position Snaps Snap Percentage
B Bell T 77 100%
A Norwell G 77 100%
T Turner G 77 100%
M Remmers T 77 100%
R Kalil C 77 100%
D Anderson QB 77 100%
G Olsen TE 76 99%
K Benjamin WR 71 92%
J Stewart RB 55 71%
J Cotchery WR 51 66%
C Brown WR 43 56%
E Dickson TE 40 52%
M Tolbert FB 27 35%
B Bersin WR 10 13%
F Whittaker RB 9 12%
B Williams TE 3 4%

*Snap counts courtesy of NFL Media  

Notes

  • For the third straight week, the Panthers have had the same starting offensive line and it has paid huge dividends. The Panthers starting lineup actually played every snap against Tampa Bay. The additions of Andrew Norwell, Trai Turner and Mike Remmers to the starting five has this group playing the best football of the whole season. They are doing an excellent job both in run blocking and pass protection.
  • The offense used a lot of two tight end sets against Tampa Bay with Greg Olsen on the field every play except one, which has been pretty standard for most of the season. However, Ed Dickson has seen his snaps increase the past couple of weeks and played half the game against the Bucs. It will be interesting to see if this trend continues.

 

Defense

Name Position Snaps Snap Percentage
J Norman CB 55 100%
R Harper SS 55 100%
L Kuechly LB 55 100%
T Boston SS 54 98%
B Benwikere CB 52 95%
T Davis LB 49 89%
C Johnson DE 43 78%
K Short DT 36 65%
A Klein LB 30 55%
S Lotulelei DT 30 55%
C Jones FS 29 53%
D Edwards DT 27 49%
M Addison DE 27 49%
K Ealy DE 26 47%
W Horton DE 19 35%
C Cole DT 12 22%
M White CB 5 9%
A Glanton LB 1 2%

*Snap counts courtesy of NFL Media

Notes

  • The Panthers defense only had three players play every snap (Josh Norman, Roman Harper and Luke Kuechly) for their defense. Rookies Tre Boston and Bene Benwikere didn't miss much though with Boston missing one snap and Benwikere missing three.
  • The rotation at defensive tackle is pretty evenly split between Kawann Short (65%), Star Lotulelei (55%) and Dwan Edwards (49%). The depth at the tackle position has been key for this Panthers defense and helps keep the middle of that line rested.
  • The defense as a whole didn't spend much time on the field against Tampa Bay though as the Panthers offense won the time of possession battle by a large margin, running over 20 more plays than the Bucs did.


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