Panthers Snap Count Analysis for Week 2

After looking at the snap counts for Week 2, it is clear some trends that are starting to develop for this Carolina Panthers team.


Name Position Snaps Percentage
Michael Oher OT 78 100%
Andrew Norwell OG 78 100%
Mike Remmers OT 78 100%
Cam Newton QB 78 100%
Ryan Kalil C 78 100%
Greg Olsen TE 78 100%
Trai Turner OG 76 99%
Philly Brown WR 60 77%
Jonathan Stewart RB 56 72%
Ed Dickson TE 50 64%
Ted Ginn WR 49 63%
Devin Funchess WR 38 49%
Mike Tolbert FB 28 36%
Kevin Norwood WR 13 17%
Jerricho Cotchery WR 11 14%
Fozzy Whittaker RB 4 5%
Brandon Williams TE 3 4%
Chris Scott OG 2 3%


  • One of the biggest differences this year for the Carolina Panthers from last year is the fact that their starting offensive line has stayed healthy and played well. Against the Texans, the team had their starting five out there for all but two snaps. Guard Trai Turner was shaken up a bit and missed two plays but was able to finish the game.
  • The Panthers also spent a majority of the game with at least two tight ends on the field. Greg Olsen played the entire game and Ed Dickson was on the field for 50 of the team’s 78 offensive plays. This could become the norm in 2015 as Dickson is a good pass catching threat and gives Newton another option on the field.



Name Position Snaps Percentage
Kurt Coleman FS 88 100%
Thomas Davis LB 88 100%
Josh Norman CB 88 100%
Roman Harper SS 87 99%
Bene Benwikere CB 81 92%
Charles Tillman CB 78 89%
A.J. Klein LB 58 66%
Charles Johnson DE 53 60%
Kawann Short DT 52 59%
Dwan Edwards DT 51 58%
Kony Ealy DE 48 55%
Mario Addison DE 46 52%
Kyle Love DT 46 52%
Shaq Thompson LB 43 49%
Colin Cole DT 34 39%
Wes Horton DE 22 25%
Teddy Williams CB 4 5%
Tre Boston SS 1 1%


  • The defense was without middle linebacker Luke Kuechly and the Panthers decided to revert back to 2014 where they played a majority of the game in the nickel defense with three cornerbacks and two linebackers on the field. The surprise was that it was rookie Shaq Thompson out there with Thomas Davis and not veteran A.J. Klein. After playing only 25% of the team’s snaps against the Jaguars, Thompson was on the field for almost half. This number could continue to rise as the season progresses.
  • With the team using primarily two linebackers, it meant that the Panthers’ top three cornerbacks saw plenty of playing time. Josh Norman was on the field for every snap, followed by Bene Benwikere who played 92% of the game and Tillman playing 89%.

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