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Breaking Down the Carolina Panthers Snap Counts In Week 4

The Carolina Panthers made a few changes to snap counts as some players saw a bump in their playing time against the Tampa Bay Bucs.

Offense

Name Position Snaps Percentage
Michael Oher OT 58 100%
Andrew Norwell OG 58 100%
Mike Remmers OT 58 100%
Cam Newton QB 58 100%
Ryan Kalil C 58 100%
Greg Olsen TE 58 100%
Trai Turner OG 58 100%
Philly Brown WR 43 74%
Ted Ginn WR 34 59%
Ed Dickson TE 34 59%
Jonathan Stewart RB 29 50%
Devin Funchess WR 26 45%
Mike Tolbert FB 23 40%
Brenton Bersin WR 21 36%
Cameron Artis-Payne RB 15 26%
Fozzy Whittaker RB 6 10%
Richie Brockel TE 1 2%

Notes

  • The Carolina Panthers have had incredible luck along their offensive line as once again their starting five stayed healthy and was able to play the entire game. This is a vast improvement from last year when they were trying a number of different combinations to find one that was a) healthy and b) effective. 
  • The Panthers scaled back Jonathan Stewart's workload against the Bucs with him on the field for only 50% of the team's offensive snaps. Meanwhile, rookie Cameron Artis-Payne saw a bump in his playing time up to 15 snaps and rushed the ball on eight of those snaps. This is a trend that could continue after the bye week to try and keep Stewart fresh and healthy.
  • Another player who took full advantage of his snaps was Brenton Bersin who was targeted four times and caught all four for 54 yards on only 21 snaps. He was much more productive on the field than Devin Funchess (26 snaps) and Philly Brown (43 snaps) who combined for one reception for three yards on five targets.

Defense

Name Position Snaps Percentage
Kurt Coleman FS 79 100%
A.J. Klein LB 79 100%
Josh Norman CB 67 85%
Thomas Davis LB 60 76%
Charles Tillman CB 57 72%
Bene Benwikere CB 52 66%
Kony Ealy DE 52 66%
Kawann Short DT 50 63%
Shaq Thompson LB 48 61%
Roman Harper SS 47 59%
Mario Addison DE 40 51%
Ryan Delaire DE 40 51%
Star Lotulelei DT 38 48%
Dwan Edwards DT 37 47%
Jared Allen DE 35 44%
Tre Boston FS 32 41%
Kyle Love DT 24 30%
Colin Jones FS 20 25%
Teddy Williams CB 12 15%

Notes

  • The Panthers didn't waste any time getting their new defensive ends on the field and this was probably more so out of necessity. Jared Allen played 35 snaps and this total could have possibly been higher if he didn't suffer a pinched nerve against the Bucs. Meanwhile, Ryan Delaire played 40 snaps and finished the game with two sacks (which is good enough for being tied for the team lead).
  • The coaching staff is moving closer to almost a 50/50 split at the safety position opposite Kurt Coleman between Roman Harper and Tre Boston. This past week, Boston played 32 snaps is a season high while Harper has seen his playing time steadily drop to 47 snaps against the Bucs.

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