Welcome back to the snap report, a weekly feature where we look at the Chargers players involved in each offensive and defensive snap and track how players earn and lose playing time as the year continues. As always, these snap counts come from the NFL and the numbers are rounded to the nearest percent.
The Chargers had 71 offensive snaps during their week 7 win against the Jaguars, just slightly less than the 75 in the prior week against the Colts. The defense, on the other hand, got a little more practice to the tune of 61 snaps, 13 more than against the Colts. Here's the snap count for the offense:
It truly was an impressive effort across the offensive line against the Jaguars. After King Dunlap's second concussion of the season, Mike Remmers became the tenth Charger offensive lineman to receive a snap this season. Then in true Charger left tackle fashion, Remmers was subsequently injured four plays into his season. Despite that, the Chargers were able to run for 158 yards and hold the ball for 37:30 during week 7. Credit is largely due to Johnnie Troutman and Rich Ohrnberger. The Chargers ran for over four yards per carry through each gap involving the two guards, including a gaudy 6.3 average behind Ohrnberger on the right. Sure, the Jaguars aren't defensive stalwarts, but promising nonetheless. If I ever have to write a bigger number next to Charlie Whitehurst's name, the season is in trouble.
Here's the snap count for the defense:
A warm welcome to Lawrence Guy, who received nine snaps in his Chargers debut and contributed a quarterback hurry, a batted pass, and a tackle. Fillin' up the sheet! Not too many changes on the defensive side, Thomas Keiser made the most out of his extra playing time with two sacks and five hurries! That's nothing to sniff at considering the Jaguars are the 11th ranked pass blocking team this season, according to PFF. The Chargers definitely need help rushing the passer, so hopefully we've got a practice squad superstar on our hands.