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Lions-Jets Week 1 snap counts highlight team’s 2nd-round pick failures

Offline laiyongcai92 Posted 11-09-2018 - 08:42 AM
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Here are the snap counts and some observations from the Detroit Lions’ Week 1 game against the New York JetsOffense:QuarterbacksMatthew Stafford: 63 (90%)Matt Cassel: 7 (10%)Running backsTheo Riddick: 41 (59%)Kerryon Johnson: 16 (23%)LeGarrette Blount: 13 (19%)FullbacksNick Bellore: 6 (9%) — 18 (56%)Tight endsLevine Toilolo: 20 (29%) — 5 (16%)Hakeem Valles: 18 (26%)Luke Willson: 14 (20%) — 14 (44%)Michael Roberts: 14 (20%) — 9 (28%)Wide receiversKenny Golladay: 65 (93%)Marvin Jones Jr.: 62 (89%)Golden Tate: 57 (81%)TJ Jones: 17 (24%)Bradley Marquez: 7 (10%)— 18 (56%)Offensive tacklesTaylor Decker: 70 (100%) — 5 (16%)Rick Wagner: 70 (100%) — 5 (16%)Guards/centersGraham Glasgow: 70 (100%) — 5 (16%)Frank Ragnow: 70 (100%) — 5 (16%)T.J. Lang: 69 (99%) — 5 (16%)Kenny Wiggins: 1 (1%) — 5 (16%)Observations:The Lions are clearly taking the slow and steady approach with second-round pick Kerryon Johnson. He only played 16 total snaps Youth LeGarrette Blount Jersey , and it may have been even less had starter LeGarrette Blount not gotten benched/hurt. Blount did go down with an injury, but the teamlater said they didn’t have an injury to report for Blount. Based on my own observations, it looked like they were subbing in Johnson immediately, before they realized Blount was even hurt. On the play he was injured, Blount fumbled the ball—though officials rules his forward progress stopped. All of this is to say that I think Blount was simply benched, not injured http://www.lionscheapstore.com/ricky-wag...rsey-cheap , and it may mean more Johnson going forward. Good to see the offensive line finally play an entire game togeth—oh hell... Expectations were low for tight end Luke Willson after an underwhelming training camp. Apparently the coaches saw the same thing, as Willson played in just 14 snaps, the lowest of all four tight ends—tied with Michael Roberts, who has been just as big of a disappointment. Defense:Defensive endKerry Hyder: 45 (75%) — 7 (22%)Da’Shawn Hand: 32 (53%) — 8 (25%)Ezekiel Ansah: 19 (32%) — 2 (6%)PDefensive tackleRicky Jean Francois: 47 (78%) — 9 (28%)Sylvester Williams: 46 (77%) — 9 (28%)LinebackersJarrad Davis: 58 (97%) — 9 (28%)Devon Kennard: 58 (97%) — 9 (28%)Christian Jones: 27 (45%) — 12 (38%)Jalen Reeves-Maybin: 26 (43%) — 18 (56%)Marquis Flowers: 12 (20%) — 15 (47%)Eli Harold: 9 (15%) — 3 (9%)CornerbacksQuandre Diggs: 58 (97%) — 6 (19%)Nevin Lawson: 56 (93%) — 13 (41%)Darius Slay: 54 (90%) — 10 (31%)Jamal Agnew: 23 (38%) — 17 (53%)Teez Tabor: 2 (3%) — 15 (47%)SafetyTavon Wilson: 47 (78%) — 5 (16%)Glover Quin: 40 (67%) — 8 (25%)Tracy Walker: 1 (2%) — 18 (56%)Miles Killebrew: 0 (0%) — 22 (69%)Charles Washington: 0 (0%) — 18 (56%)Observations:Let’s check in on the Lions’ recent second-round picks... In the past two years, Glover Quin has played 100 percent of the team’s defensive snaps in 67 of 80 games. Either his age is catching up with him or he’ll have a decreased role due to Quandre Diggs’ emergence, but either way he just played 67 percent of snaps on Monday. After scratching A’Shawn http://www.lionscheapstore.com/t.j.-lang-jersey-cheap , the Lions leaned heavily on their two veteran defensive tackles. Williams (age 29) and Francois (31) both played over 75 percent of snaps. I can’t imagine their bodies can withhold that kind of workload for an entire season. After Ziggy went down early, we mostly saw Kerry Hyder on the right edge. Not exactly a great situation for this defense to be in considering Hyder is coming off a torn Achilles. Special teamsSam Martin: 12 (38%)Don Muhlbach: 8 (25%)Matt Prater: 5 (16%)Unsung hero of the week: Detroit Lions vs. Cleveland Browns With the preseason coming to a close, we now have meaningful Detroit Lions football every Sunday (or Monday or Thursday) until February, and it’s a truly beautiful feeling. Before that, however, we have to assign our unsung hero of the week in a performance in which there almost was none. The series highlights one player whose performance Youth Ricky Jean Francois Jersey , be it throughout the whole game or in a single moment, played an important role in the Lions’ success but may not have been the most memorable. While there are some games where only so many players shine, the objective is to give credit where it may have been forgotten.Unsung hero of the week: Anthony ZettelIt was a bit of a surprise to see Zettel playing with the backups Thursday night, but it was a complete shock to see him play through the entire first half. That can’t bode well for his place in the defensive line rotation after starting opposite of Ezekiel Ansah all of last season. The sight worried us enough that Zettel made an appearance on this week’s bubble watch, although the POD staff voted him as “in” almost unanimously. It seems like Patricia prefers to have his linebackers (*cough cough* Eli Harold) rush the passer rather than a more natural 4-3 defensive end like Zettel. That was the bad news for Zettel. The good news is that you could tell by his play that he didn’t belong with those backups. While he couldn’t seal the deal and wrap up Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield for a sack, it seemed like nobody on the Lions defense could. The third year defensive end still managed to toy with the Browns’ backup linemen and force Mayfield to throw away the ball on several occasions Youth Michael Roberts Jersey , which is about as close to a sack as you’re going to get against him.Going into the weekend of roster cuts it doesn’t seem like Zettel should be worried. What he was doing playing Thursday night is unknown, but he made it clear by his performance that he should not have been. Given the preseason performance of other defensive linemen projected to make the roster, Zettel should be a lock. Keep an eye out for him during the regular season however, as Thursday’s status as active for the game may not bode well for his playing time in the long run. Who do you think had a quietly good performance Thursday night? Let us know in the comments.
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