Packers Week Two Snap Counts VS. Lions

The biggest changes in the snap counts were Lucas Patrick seeing more snaps, probably due to injuries, and Raven Greene reclaiming his role.  There were seventy-three offensive snaps.

Name Snaps % ST
Jenkins 73 100 6 - 20%
Patrick 73 100 6 - 20%
Wagner 73 100 6 - 20%
Bakh 68 81  
Linsley 65 59  
Runyan 8 11 6 - 20%
Nijman 5 7 6 - 20%
       
       
Rodgers 68 93 0 - 0
Boyle 5 7 0- 0
Lovett 11 15 7 - 23%
       
Lazard 61 84 0 - 0
MVS 46 63 0 - 0
Adams 38 52  
Taylor 15 21 15 - 50%
       
Tonyan 44 60 5 - 17%
Lewis 33 45 0 - 0
Sternberger 16 22 16 - 53%
       
Jones 35 48 0 - 0
J. Williams 31 42 11 - 37%
Ervin 28 38 8 - 27%
Dillon 7 10 5 -17%
21 played Off.      

Turner was active but did not play.  I do not think fans should infer that Patrick or Wagner are ahead of Turner at right guard and/or right tackle, respectively, since Turner is coming off an injury.  Nijman got his feet wet with a few snaps at left tackle.  Patrick played right guard and center after Linsley left the game.  At least Linsley walked off the field under his own power. 

Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams continued to share the bulk of the snaps at running back, albeit split a little more evenly this week than last week.  Ervin doubled his snaps from 14 in week one to 28 against Detroit.  Ervin did not get a rushing attempt and caught one pass on one target for four yards.  He did field a punt for zero yards.

The wide receiver snaps seem settled for now.  The same four receivers played similar percentages of snaps except for Davante Adams who missed some snaps after he tweaked his hamstring.  Valdez-Scantling increased his percentage of snaps from 54 to 63 percent.  Taylor played just one snap in each game so far, so Adams' injury was not an opportunity for him.  It appeared to me that the running backs acted as receivers more this week than last.

The tight ends remained similar.  Tonyan is the number one tight end with Lewis maintaining his share of snaps.  Sternberger's snaps increased 15 to 22 percent in the absence of Deguara due to his injury.

 

Name Snaps % STs
Amos 54 92 1 - 3%
Savage 54 92 9 - 30%
King 53 90 1 - 3%
Alexander 53 90 1 -3%
Sullivan 43 73 13 - 43%
Greene 21 36 4 - 13%
Redmond 12 20 23 - 77%
Jackson 5 8 19 - 63%
Scott 5 8 16 - 53%
Hollman 5 8 12 - 40%
       
Kirksey 59 100 5 - 17%
Z. Smith 56 95 4 - 13%
P. Smith 55 93 1 - 3%
Gary 33 56 1 - 3%
Barnes 15 25 11 - 37%
Garvin 2 3 0 - 0
Burks     23 - 77%
Summers     23 - 77%
       
Lowry DE 44 75 11 - 37%
Keke DE 35 59 3 - 10%
Lancaster NT 33 56 11 - 37%
M. Adams 12 20 8 - 27%
       
22 played Def.      

There were 59 defensive snaps.  Raven Greene returned to the field and promptly played 36% of possible snaps.  Redmond saw his snaps percentage decrease from 46 to 20 percent.  In Clark's absence, Lancaster increased his snaps from 44% to 56%, with Montravius Adams contributing 20 percent.  The Packers played 2.1 defensive linemen per play, about the same number as last week.  Preston and ZaDarius Smith played 111 of a possible 118 snaps.  Gary played 33 so that probably means ZaDarius Smith and Gary moved inside quite a bit. 

The defensive back snap counts were overall quite similar to week one.  Hollman got his feet wet with five snaps after being limited to special teams snaps in week one.  Kirksey again handled every snap at inside linebacker and Barnes played the same number of snaps.  Burks played extensively on special teams but did not play on defense this week. 

Gilaei was not on the 53/55-man roster this week.  He stayed on the practice squad.  Garvin was listed as a linebacker instead of as a defensive end as he was in week one.  Previllon was active but did not play.

 

Name Snaps % ST
Crosby     14 - 47%
Scott     9 - 30%
Bradley     9 - 30%

I am going to have to think about how to list percentages for special teams.  Scott, Bradley and Crosby handled 100% of their expected duties again.  Josh Jackson returned one punt for six yards.  Ervin safely fielded two fair catches and returned a third punt for zero yards.  He also returned two kickoffs for 34 yards, a 17.0 yard average.

Inactive Players Taylor, Love, Nickerson, Ramsey, Deguara and Clark. 
Active/DNP Previllon, Turner

Taylor, Clark, Ramsey, and Deguara were inactive due to injury.  It is possible that Turner was only going to play if an emergency occurred.

 

* All statistics courtesy of NFLGSIS. 

 

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

September 21, 2020 at 07:52 am

I chose to use a photo of Lucas Patrick since he increased his snaps substantially this week, albeit possibly due to injuries. Plus, I have been harsh on him, perhaps unduly so. The other candidate was Raven Greene who returned to play in week two.

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

September 21, 2020 at 08:17 am

Patrick didn't play that great before. But, he seams to be improving. His pass blocking has been ok, and he had some nice run blocks. AR has also said good things about him in practice.

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Coldworld's picture

September 21, 2020 at 08:33 am

He was not a liability in either week. Personally I think he might be the player pencilled in as Linsley’s replacement next year.

Glad to see Scott, Nijman, Hollman get some snaps for experience. Telling that Burks did not?

I’m guessing Greene and M Adams were on snap counts. Redmond seemed to replace Greene later. Adams, who knows. More experience for KeKe I guess is a silver lining.

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CoachDino's picture

September 21, 2020 at 03:55 pm

Hey Great,
Being hard on Patrick isn't a bad thing. Evaluators need to do the job comparing them to perfection. It can be hard sometimes on Guys like Patrick as he's not a Good Starting OL. But you recognize the job he is doing, coming off the bench, playing multiple positions and holding up. Is one grading him 100% or to expectations for a back-up?

IMO he is graded against 100% with caveats giving perspective.

If he was a stud he would of already been starting.

All that said a team needs guys like Patrick. Maybe not a starter/All Pro etc but if paid like a back-up and steps in when needed and is serviceable, thats a huge contribution.

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CheesyTex's picture

September 21, 2020 at 09:02 am

Thanks, TGR. Always enjoy your posts.

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mnbadger's picture

September 21, 2020 at 08:01 am

I really appreciate this column, especially having it right after the game. this says a ton more than any coach speak. GPG

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jeremyjjbrown's picture

September 21, 2020 at 08:11 am

"I do not think fans should infer that Patrick or Wagner are ahead of Turner at right guard and/or right tackle, respectively, since Turner is coming off an injury."

This was my thinking too. Give Turner more time to get healthy if possible. The Oline is going to need healthy bodies against NO.

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Coldworld's picture

September 21, 2020 at 08:59 am

On the other hand, Wagner has played well and is presumably fully healthy. Not sure why we would replace him. When healthy he has been a plus tackle through his career.

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JerseyAl's picture

September 21, 2020 at 09:07 am

I was watching Wagner through most of the game and he did a good job. He will be an adequate replacement for Bulaga as long as he stays healthy.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

September 21, 2020 at 09:13 am

Snap counts might have more stories week 3 or 4 when Turner is healthier. When healthy, will turner oust Patrick at RG? Wagner at RT? Or will Turner be the swing tackle/guard utility offensive lineman?

I was listening to WISN Monday morning the packers' beat writer said Turner's knee was still sore.

And you may be right that M. Adams and Raven Greene were on snap counts. Apparently Patrick wasn't. Not sure but I'd guess Lancaster was not on a snap count.

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optimisticfan's picture

September 21, 2020 at 09:36 am

Lancaster got injured and then came back in later

I’m all for Turner RG and Wagner RT with Patrick the backup, but whatever the coaches think is best

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jannes bjornson's picture

September 21, 2020 at 11:03 pm

They didn't sign Wagner to sit. Turner will try his best to be the RG.

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murf7777's picture

September 21, 2020 at 09:04 am

Gary getting more well deserved playing time. He is starting to show why some thought he was a top ten draft prospect. He has really improved in year 2. I really missed watching DeGuara plowing over some would be tacklers. I hope he and Clark are back next week.

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optimisticfan's picture

September 21, 2020 at 09:37 am

Glad to see Rodgers got 937 % of the snaps. He keeps that up and we can not lose!

Interested to know what perspectives were on some of the bottom players’ snaps (even if garbage time evals):
M. Adams, Redmond, Hollman, Runyan, Nijman, M. Taylor, V. Scott

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Coldworld's picture

September 21, 2020 at 10:27 am

Redmond played well. Had a nice pass break up. Pretty clear he is the jack of all trades player. Looked like he filled in mostly for Greene till late in the game when Scott came on and Scott then had a coverage sack.

Adams I did not notice—needs more in-depth viewing and insight.

Taylor was a decoy or blocker only late in the game, so hard to tell much, especially as we were focused on using up the clock not on passing. Runyan did not let anyone down, but late in game as well.

Hollman played only in true garbage time, with Jackson getting more of a run and making a very nice sideline play.

Nijman once Rodgers went out. So no pass protection just a couple of runs and kneel downs.

Good to see Nijman and Hollman getting some experience at least. Scott and Jackson maybe upped their stock. Runyan didn’t do himself any harm. Not sure about the others.

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Thegravedigger's picture

September 21, 2020 at 11:34 pm

I noticed on one replay m adams getting pushed back three yards before getting pancaked hard. Not exactly what you want from your nose tackle.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

September 21, 2020 at 05:19 pm

Wow, 937% is really good. It is kind of amazing that it took almost two hours for someone to mention it. By 9:37 a.m. I was being discouraged from reading football blogs rather than doing something more productive so I didn't see your comment until now.

I suppose I should fix it, but the truth is I don't know how to do that using the publishing software. Hitherto, you see, there has been no reason to know how to edit mistakes! LOL. I will email Jersey Al to learn. Since I have an older child in IT and a teenager at home, I have taken the position that I don't have to know how to do anything that smacks of modern technology.

Edit: Okay, fixed at 5:18 p.m. I didn't have to bother Jersey Al, I figured it out by myself. I hope you can live with yourself!

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optimisticfan's picture

September 22, 2020 at 06:46 am

TGR,
I didn’t mention to offend, be a stickler, or make you change it. I just thought it was mildly amusing. Thanks for your great articles.

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Packer_Fan's picture

September 21, 2020 at 09:52 am

Most interesting for me is the OL snap count. Patrick filled in OK, but did allow the only sack. Too bad Taylor is lost for the year. When Turner returns, the backups are Patrick and Runyan, Good depth there. Jenkins is the top tackle replacement. Patrick the top guard/center replacement. All of this is good. But it will be a long season and all of them will be needed. And I think Runyan will be a diamond in the ruff.

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stockholder's picture

September 21, 2020 at 10:06 am

I thought the right side of OL still needed improvement. Patrick is not who I want at Rg. We need Turner. Badly!

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stockholder's picture

September 21, 2020 at 10:14 am

Burks No snaps.= Well thats no surprise. = Barnes was to slow for me.=

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September 21, 2020 at 10:35 am

Barnes doesn’t have long speed but he has short burst. Considering he is a rookie playing his second game I’m sure the game is pretty fast for him. So far he is well ahead of what I expected when he appeared for the first time in the Vikings game. So far he seems like an upgrade over out ILB 2 last year. Frankly, that’s a surprise

Generally, got to be pretty difficult being an ILB in this D compensating for the absence of Clark. We will have to see how this develops and whether Keke is developing in front of them: someone has to.

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bsmoser's picture

September 21, 2020 at 11:47 am

"Relax" people, Relax. The O-Line is doing a "Great Job", let me repeat that, "Great Job"!! Billy T. is almost ready, the Backups or Fill-ins, Subs, our men on the Depth Chart will be & are the next line of defense! I/we (the family) have "No complaints", they are doing a "Great Job"!! If there is a concern(?), it's with the D-Line depth, yes we have already suffered some true unfortunate major injuries/ setbacks, "no question" losing Lane T. is huge!!! The temporary loss of Kenny C's. services are hurting us, some. Mr. Pettine made a plan, then adjustments & our "Guys stepped up".... Let's see things for what they are, two impressive Wins, 1 of them on the road & against the team that was suppose to "win the Division"? And the other, pissed off & hungry, along with being another Division rival!! Thanks for listening, & Relax! We have the "Best @ the helm!!

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NitschkeFan's picture

September 21, 2020 at 12:05 pm

@TheGreatReynoldo, Thanks for the post and all the great work you do. I am a bit worried that we are going to wear out the Smith brothers. They seem to be playing almost every snap every game (all 2 of them haha). But it is a long season and I would like someone to step up and give them some relief.

Maybe we are witnessing the emergence of R. Gary, and that could help. But even with his snaps yesterday, the Smiths still took almost every snap. Playing inside instead of the other ILB's and playing on the DL instead of our other lineman. I don't think Preston has been much of a force in these first two weeks.

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Matt Gonzales's picture

September 21, 2020 at 12:55 pm

If they keep playing Z and Gary over the middle, I think you will see things open up a bit for Preston.

I do agree these guys need to get off the field a bit more often, but that won't happen if GB isn't getting solid DL play. Getting Clark back and some more production from the other DLs is needed so they don't have to put all the LBs on the field.

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CoachDino's picture

September 21, 2020 at 04:00 pm

I agree with all the rest talk for OLB but when the offense can limit 3 and outs and sustain drives that will go a long way in giving them the rest they need. Last year they were on the field more (assumption) and given less snaps off. That sure didn't help but DC had limited options.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

September 21, 2020 at 04:54 pm

That's fair. Keep in mind the defense only played 18 minutes against MN and 25:14 against Detroit. That translated to 52 and 59 snaps, or 888 snaps for the season. Snaps counts in the fifties are doable for OLBs to play.

Now, I agree that if GB's opponent starts getting 75 snaps, P and Z Smith (and others) will need to be rotated out at times. Snap counts reveal what the coaches actually do versus what they say, so we shall see what the coaches do down the road when TOP is against GB. I am far more worried about the DL and the OLB corps.

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Ferrari-Driver's picture

September 21, 2020 at 01:10 pm

Thanks "Great One" for the summary. It's generally the first column I read after a game. I follow that up by watching the tape replay since I follow the ball during real time. My favorite part of the replay is watching both the offensive and defensive line play. I think our offensive line coach must be doing a marvelous job training his players. I may be bias, but I haven't noticed the opposing teams' offensive line functioning nearly as well as ours.

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canlitv's picture

September 21, 2020 at 04:05 pm

I truly value this section, particularly having it directly after the game. this says a ton more than any mentor talk.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

September 21, 2020 at 05:11 pm

The snap information so far has only become available between 5:00 and 6:00 am on Mondays. I have been trying to get the article published by 0730 hours so people can read it with their morning coffee, so to speak, or before they start work. Of course, I have my own time constraints. There just isn't time for extensive proofreading; so far, I've had one episode of fat fingers that I know of.

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flackcatcher's picture

September 21, 2020 at 04:35 pm

Thanks TGR. Like everyone else here, the snap count tells us what the coaches were thinking and adjusting during the game. I was surprised that Raven Greene played that much, but it is clear Pettine feels he needs him for his in game formation shifts. This is the first time we saw Pettine's hybrid type nitro formation. More out of necessary with the lack of DL. Raised all sorts of havoc with Detroit's O line second half on. The Smiths and Gary were good, really good in line in the second half. The ILB was quietly good, there was no soft 10 yards beyond the LOS. Still, the lack of real heavy DL became glaring with the absence of Clark. Overall the Packers seem to have more depth and talent than last year. Oh, and Rodgers was upright and clean till the Lions began to blitz late in the fourth. Heck of job by the O line.

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HankScorpio's picture

September 21, 2020 at 08:38 pm

Aaron Jones played less than half the offensive snaps yesterday and put up 236 total yards and 2 TDs. Not a bad game for a part-timer.

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Leatherhead's picture

September 22, 2020 at 01:12 pm

MVS, another part-timer, was targeted 5 times and caught three. He’s on pace, as a part time guy, to have 56 receptions for about 1200 yards. That’s over 20 yards per catch.

You have to have Jones on the field when you get close to the end zone, so maybe we need to rest him before we cross midfield.

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Thegravedigger's picture

September 21, 2020 at 11:40 pm

I noticed kirksey tackled hockensen after he caught a pass for a very minimal gain. My pops noticed as well and was like damn we havent had a middle lb who could run with a tight end since desmond bishop. It was nice to see.

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Leatherhead's picture

September 22, 2020 at 01:07 pm

I am officially confused on the snap counts.

Pro football reference.com says we had 35 runs and 30 passes. That’s 65. But our offensive linemen took 73 offensive snaps. Boyle and Rodgers had a combined 73 snaps. So what happened to those other 8 plays?

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Leatherhead's picture

September 22, 2020 at 01:07 pm

I am officially confused on the snap counts.

Pro football reference.com says we had 35 runs and 30 passes. That’s 65. But our offensive linemen took 73 offensive snaps. Boyle and Rodgers had a combined 73 snaps. So what happened to those other 8 plays?

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dobber's picture

September 22, 2020 at 01:28 pm

Not sure if this is the reason, but the Packers had 8 penalties accepted on Sunday.

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