Taking a peek at the snap counts for the San Diego Chargers in their loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.
Screw the whole game book. Most of it is boring. From now all, let's just stick to the fun stuff: Snap counts!
- Jeromey Clary played 2 snaps before getting injured (again) and leaving the game. Kevin Haslam played the other 65 snaps at Right Tackle.
- Tyronne Green was apparently not as hurt as we thought. he played 25 snaps at Left Guard, leaving the other 42 snaps for Rex Hadnot.
- Nick Hardwick, Mike Harris, Louis Vasquez and Philip Rivers were the only players to be in on every offensive snap. Harris is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Steelers.
- Malcom Floyd, Antonio Gates and Danario Alexander all played on at least 94% of the offensive snaps for the San Diego Chargers.
- Ronnie Brown, who had zero carries, played on 34 (51%) offensive snaps. Ryan Mathews, who had 9 carries, played on 33 (49%) offensive snaps. Good job hiding what you're trying to do, Norv.
- LeRon McClain, who is getting $3.5 million from the Spanos family this season, played on just 16 (24%) offensive snaps and 5 (21%) special teams snaps.
- Robert Meachem, who is getting $9 million from the Spanos family this season, played on just 2 (3%) offensive snaps for the second consecutive game. The only other healthy offensive player that had the same amount of snaps or less? 3rd string rookie Tight End Ladarius Green.
- The defensive players that were in on all 76 defensive snaps? Eric Weddle, Corey Lynch, Takeo Spikes and Quentin Jammer. That's, uhh, not really the guys you want playing every snap for your defense in 2012.
- Demorrio Williams, who recorded the only Chargers touchdown of the day, was in on 65 (86%) defensive snaps.
- Melvin Ingram got more snaps than any other Outside Linebacker, finishing with 58 (76%) on defense to go with 7 (29%) on special teams.
- Marcus Gilchrist got way more defensive snaps (55, 72%) and special teams snaps (13, 54%) than Shareece Wright, who had 9 (12%) on defense and 9 (38%) on special teams. I guess this means that Wright is still the 4th CB and will only be used against spread offenses.
- Brandon Taylor got on the field! The 3rd round pick played on 2 (3%) defensive snaps and 4 (17%) special teams snaps. Wooooo!
- Jonas Mouton also got some playing time! He also got on the field for 2 (3%) defensive snaps and 8 (33%) special teams snaps. No word on whether those 2 defensive snaps overlapped with Taylor's 2 defensive snaps.
- Let's keep it in the "Guys with 2 defensive snaps" category for a second. Andrew Gachkar was also part of that group, in addition to playing on 14 (58%) special teams snaps.
- In what was probably a season high for him, Larry English was on the field for 22 (29%) defensive snaps and 10 (42%) special teams snaps.
- Bront Bird, Jackie Battle and Chris Carr all played large parts in special teams but had no offensive or defensive snaps in this game.