Panthers Snap Count Analysis for Week 3

The Carolina Panthers saw a number of their players go down with injuries, as well as welcome some back from injury, which had an impact on the players' snaps in Week 3.

OFFENSE

Name Position Snaps Percentage
Michael Oher OT 66 100%
Andrew Norwell OG 66 100%
Mike Remmers OT 66 100%
Cam Newton QB 66 100%
Ryan Kalil C 66 100%
Greg Olsen TE 66 100%
Trai Turner OG 66 100%
Philly Brown WR 49 74%
Ted Ginn WR 40 61%
Jonathan Stewart RB 39 59%
Ed Dickson TE 37 56%
Devin Funchess WR 31 47%
Mike Tolbert FB 30 45%
Brenton Bersin WR 28 42%
Fozzy Whittaker RB 5 8%
Cameron Artis-Payne RB 3 5%
Richie Brockel TE 2 3%

Notes

  • It should be no surprise that it was another strong performance by Cam Newton for the Carolina Panthers and once again the entire offensive line played the entire game. The team’s starting five has only missed one snap over the past two games and only allowed one sack on the team’s quarterback. This is a vast improvement over a season ago when it was a guessing game of who the starting five might be.
  • The team brought up wide receiver Brenton Bersin on Saturday from the practice squad and he saw a great deal of playing time, almost half the game. The second year player out of Wofford knows this offense so the transition was seamless for him and he finished the game with one catch.
  • It was interesting to see at the end of the game when the Panthers offense was trying to kill some clock, that rookie running back Cameron Artis-Payne came in and not veteran Mike Tolbert or Fozzy Whittaker. This is a high pressure situation for a player who is receiving his first carries in an NFL regular season game.

 

 

DEFENSE

Name Position Snaps Percentage
Kurt Coleman FS 70 100%
Josh Norman CB 69 99%
Bene Benwikere CB 67 96%
Charles Tillman CB 67 96%
A.J. Klein LB 61 87%
Roman Harper SS 55 79%
Thomas Davis LB 47 67%
Kawann Short DT 47 67%
Star Lotulelei DT 46 66%
Dwan Edwards DT 42 60%
Kony Ealy DE 40 57%
Shaq Thompson LB 40 57%
Charles Johnson DE 32 46%
Mario Addison DE 32 46%
Kyle Love DT 27 39%
Tre Boston FS 15 21%
Wes Horton DE 13 19%

Notes

  • The Panthers only had one player play ever defensive snap which was safety Kurt Coleman. However as a group, this secondary played the most time together with four players playing over 96%. It was interesting to see though that Tre Boston saw some work in place of Roman Harper in this game. This is a trend worth watching as we get later into the season and if the coaching staff gives Boston more playing time in hopes of keeping Harper fresh.
  • The defense saw Thomas Davis and Charles Johnson miss some snaps due to injury against the Saints but did get defensive tackle Star Lotulelei back, who played 46 snaps in his first game back from a foot injury. This was actually more than I expected him to play and thought the coaching staff may try and ease him in more.
  • The return of Lotulelei saw a cut in not only Colin Cole’s snaps, because he was inactive, but also Kyle Love who was the replacement for Lotulelei the first two weeks. Love finished the game with only 27 snaps against the Saints.

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