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San Diego Chargers Snap Counts: Week 4 vs Jacksonville Jaguars

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A weekly feature looking at the distribution of playing time for the San Diego Chargers players on offense and defense. This week, we see who contributed to the destruction of Jacksonville.

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Some, myself among them, thought that Sunday's contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars represented a trap game for the San Diego Chargers. In the first half, it even looked like that might be the case. The Chargers put that notion to rest, though, when they scored the final 23 points of the game to put away their overmatched opponent.

We'll start by looking at the offense:

Pos. Name W4 Snaps "% of Total W4" W3 Snaps "% of Total W3" "WoW% Change"
G Chad Rinehart 63 100% 66 100% 0%
T D.J. Fluker 63 100% 66 100% 0%
QB Philip Rivers 63 100% 66 100% 0%
T King Dunlap 63 100% 66 100% 0%
WR Keenan Allen 63 100% 65 98% 2%
C Doug Legursky 63 100% 0 0% 100%
TE Antonio Gates 59 94% 42 64% 30%
WR Malcom Floyd 52 83% 59 89% -7%
WR Eddie Royal 48 76% 48 73% 3%
RB Donald Brown 43 68% 59 89% -21%
G Johnnie Troutman 33 52% 66 100% -48%
G Chris Watt 30 48% 0 0% 48%
RB Branden Oliver 18 29% 6 9% 19%
TE John Phillips 17 27% 11 17% 10%
T Willie Smith 9 14% 0 0% 14%
WR Seyi Ajirotutu 6 10% 4 6% 3%
C Rich Ohrnberger 0 0% 66 100% -100%
TE Ladarius Green 0 0% 21 32% -32%
TE David Johnson 0 0% 14 21% -21%
RB Danny Woodhead 0 0% 1 2% -2%

What stands out most is the addition of Doug Legursky playing every snap at center. Hopefully, if he's to play any more snaps at center, he'll learn the snap count. That false start penalty on 4th & 1 was just brutal. The other big change is that Troutman started splitting snaps with Chris Watt, and please let me say this, "wow." The rookie out of Notre Dame looks like a significant upgrade at right guard, and you have to imagine he still has room to grow given that this was his first professional game.

On to the defense:

Pos. Name W4 Snaps "% of Total W4" W3 Snaps "% of Total W3" "WoW% Change"
FS Eric Weddle 66 100% 70 100% 0%
SS Marcus Gilchrist 66 100% 68 97% 3%
CB Brandon Flowers 62 94% 70 100% -6%
LB Donald Butler 60 91% 66 94% -3%
SS Jahleel Addae 53 80% 11 16% 65%
LB Andrew Gachkar 52 79% 1 1% 77%
LB Dwight Freeney 38 58% 49 70% -12%
LB Jarret Johnson 38 58% 48 69% -11%
DE Corey Liuget 38 58% 47 67% -10%
CB Richard Marshall 38 58% 25 36% 22%
DE Kendall Reyes 35 53% 47 67% -14%
LB Cordarro Law 31 47% 0 0% 47%
CB Shareece Wright 27 41% 70 100% -59%
DE Ricardo Mathews 26 39% 0 0% 39%
DT Sean Lissemore 23 35% 26 37% -2%
LB Tourek Williams 20 30% 15 21% 9%
LB Kavell Conner 20 30% 1 1% 29%
DE Tenny Palepoi 19 29% 20 29% 0%
DE Ryan Carrethers 9 14% 0 0% 14%
CB Steve Williams 5 8% 0 0% 8%
LB Manti Te'o 0 0% 59 84% -84%
LB Reggie Walker 0 0% 30 43% -43%
CB Jason Verrett 0 0% 22 31% -31%
DE Lawrence Guy 0 0% 20 29% -29%
SS Darrell Stuckey 0 0% 4 6% -6%
LB Jeremiah Attaochu 0 0% 1 1% -1%

Jahleel Addae and Andrew Gachkar both saw massive increases in playing time this week. Gachkar, in particular, only played one snap last week. The most noteworthy thing about his performance was that you barely noticed him negatively. Now, maybe that's because I was watching from the stands originally and I haven't had a chance to watch the All-22 without broadcasters polluting my viewing experience, but I found it encouraging for now. More exciting, at least to me, was that Carrethers finally saw some action, and he looked like a credible nose tackle in limited duty. Personally, I'll take that from a later round draft pick rookie at a difficult position.