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Analyzing the Ravens Week 4 snap count totals

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Another week is in the books and it’s time to analyze who was on the field for this ugly 40-25 loss.

**Note: All snap counts courtesy of NFLGSIS

Offensive 100%ers — Players who played all 69 offensive snaps

  • Ronnie Stanley
  • Matt Skura
  • Orlando Brown Jr.
  • Bradley Bozeman
  • Lamar Jackson
  • Marshal Yanda

Once again, it’s the five offensive lineman and the quarterback.

Tight end snaps breakdown

  • Nick Boyle: 41 (59%)
  • Mark Andrews: 29 (42%)
  • Hayden Hurst: 15 (22%)

Pretty apparent that Andrews’ foot injury is sidelining him. He is too valuable to not be on the field when healthy.

Also, for the third-straight game, Hurst’s snaps decreased.

  • Week 1 — 43 (tied for first with Boyle)
  • Week 2 — 33 (nine fewer snaps than second place)
  • Week 3 — 22 (21 fewer snaps than second place)
  • Week 4 — 15 (14 fewer snaps than second place)

If Andrews’ isn’t on the field, you’d expect Hurst to fill-in and make some plays. While he did have the second-most yards receiving yesterday (39), that’s not going to cut it.

Wide receiver snaps breakdown

  • Marquise Brown: 56 (81%)
  • Willie Snead IV: 52 (75%)
  • Seth Roberts: 43 (62%)
  • Miles Boykin: 21 (30%)
  • Chris Moore 11 (16%)

Hollywood continues to lead the receivers in total snaps, though he’s completely tapered off from his incredible beginning. He’s deserving of those snaps, too, as he’s the most targeted receiver on the roster right now (34).

Boykin’s lost a few snaps these past two games, just as Hurst. The drops and catching issues through the first couple weeks were worrisome but against the Browns he caught all three targets for 32 yards and a touchdown. Maybe he sees more action next week?

  • Week 2 — 38
  • Week 3 — 27
  • Week 4 — 21

Running back snaps breakdown

  • Mark Ingram: 32 (46%)
  • Gus Edwards: 20 (29%)
  • Justice Hill: 16 (23%)
  • Pat Ricard: 8 (12%)

The running game, on its face, looks good. I’m surprised we aren’t seeing more rushing attempts here. Every ball-carrier is at or above 4.0 yards per carry. While I don’t want to see a total revival of Marty Mornhinweg’s scheme of, ‘run it until we have no choice but to pass,’ an offense better centered around the rushing attack and play-action could provide better value in the coming games.


Defense

Defensive 100%ers — Players who played all 69 defensive snaps

  • Tony Jefferson
  • Marlon Humphrey

Not much to say here other than Humphrey is trying his damn best. Jimmy, get well soon.

Linebacker snaps breakdown

  • Patrick Onwuasor: 61 (88%)
  • Matt Judon: 60 (87%)
  • Pernell McPhee: 47 (68%)
  • Chris Board: 23 (33%)
  • Kenny Young: 23 (33%)
  • Jaylon Ferguson: 22 (32%)
  • Tyus Bowser: 17 (25%)
  • Tim Williams: 7 (10%)

Bizarre to see Tim Williams snaps drop to single digits. He’s yet another player with decreasing snaps. Also, Ferguson suddenly usurps both Tyus and Tim in snaps.

Defensive backs snaps breakdown

  • T. Jefferson: 69
  • M. Humphrey: 69
  • Brandon Carr: 67 (97%)
  • Earl Thomas: 67 (97%)
  • Maurice Canady: 25 (36%)
  • Anthony Levine: 19 (28%)
  • Anthony Averett: 16 (23%)
  • Chuck Clark: 14 (20%)
  • DeShon Elliott: 9 (13%)
  • Justin Bethel: 0 | 25 ST snaps
  • Cyrus Jones: 0 | 8 ST snaps

Canady has officially jumped Averett on the depth chart and, honestly, he deserves it after yesterday. I’m still puzzled why Cyrus Jones doesn’t see snaps on the defensive side but maybe they like him for his special teams duties and don’t want him to suffer an injury elsewhere. I like that the Ravens are giving run with dime packages but they must make the coverage plays when they’re subbing out a linebacker for Levine, Clark or Elliott.

Defensive line snaps breakdown

  • Michael Pierce: 53 (77%)
  • Pat Ricard: 35 (51%)
  • Chris Wormley: 47 (68%)
  • Daylon Mack 9 (13%)

Last year’s game with interior pressure causing mistakes from the opponent’s is gone. I’m not seeing Pierce produce pressure inside. Maybe the loss of Za’Darius Smith is affecting them. Either way, none of these four are really making big moves.