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Lions-Bears snap counts: A’Shawn Robinson, Akeem Spence, Anthony Zettel set career-highs

The Lions barely rotated their defensive line on Sunday.

Here’s a look at the Detroit Lions’ snap counts from their Week 11 game against the Chicago Bears.

Offense:

Quarterbacks

Matthew Stafford: 63 Snaps (100%)

Running backs

Theo Riddick: 30 (48%)
Ameer Abdullah: 29 (46%) — 1 special teams snaps (3%)
Zach Zenner: 4 (6%) — 18 (62%)
Jamal Agnew: 4 (6%) — 17 (59%)

Tight ends

Darren Fells: 30 (48%) — 10 (34%)
Eric Ebron: 28 (44%)
Michael Roberts: 16 (25%) — 14 (48%)

Wide receivers

Marvin Jones Jr.: 62 (98%)
Golden Tate: 48 (76%)
Kenny Golladay: 35 (56%)
TJ Jones: 29 (46%)

Offensive tackles

Rick Wagner: 63 (100%) — 5 (17%)
Taylor Decker 63 (100%)
Brian Mihalik: 0 (0%) — 5 (17%)
Corey Robinson: 0 (0%) — 5 (17%)

Guards/centers

Travis Swanson: 63 (100%) — 5 (17%)
Graham Glasgow: 63 (100%) — 5 (17%)
T.J. Lang: 63 (100%) — 5 (17%)

Observations:

  • Last week, Eric Ebron led tight ends in snaps, leading some—myself included—to believe that Taylor Decker’s return could mean a decreased role for blocking tight ends like Darren Fells. Turns out that’s not necessarily true, as Fells played more than Ebron on Sunday.
  • Golden Tate finally saw his playing time bump up to normal levels this week, indicating that he may be fully recovered from his shoulder injury. Additionally, it is interesting to see Kenny Golladay assume such a large portion of snaps. This was around the amount of playing time he was getting before suffering a hamstring injury in Week 3.
  • This was the first game with all of the starting offensive linemen in the lineup and they all played 100 percent of the snaps against the Bears. Interesting to note, however, that Taylor Decker remains out during special teams snaps.

Defense:

Defensive end

Anthony Zettel: 55 (87%)
Cornelius Washington: 45 (71%) — 6 (21%)
Jeremiah Valoaga: 18 (29%)
Kasim Edebali: 8 (13%)

Defensive tackle

A’Shawn Robinson: 57 (90%) — 6 (21%)
Akeem Spence: 52 (83%) — 1 (3%)
Khyri Thornton: 10 (16%) — 5 (17%)
Jeremiah Ledbetter: 8 (13%)

Linebackers

Tahir Whitehead: 60 (95%) — 4 (13%)
Jarrad Davis: 49 (78%) — 6 (21%)
Paul Worrilow: 25 (40%) — 18 (62%)
Nick Bellore: 0 (0%) — 23 (79%)
Steve Longa: 0 (0%) — 18 (62%)

Cornerbacks

Darius Slay: 62 (98%) — 6 (21%)
Quandre Diggs: 38 (60%) — 10 (34%)
Nevin Lawson: 34 (54%) — 10 (34%)
DJ Hayden: 25 (40%) — 5 (17%)
Teez Tabor: 13 (21%) — 4 (14%)
Jamal Agnew: 0 (0%) — 17 (89%)

Safety

Glover Quin: 63 (100%) — 6 (21%)
Tavon Wilson: 62 (98%)
Miles Killebrew: 9 (14%) — 18 (62%)
Charles Washington: 0 (0%) — 18 (62%)

Observations:

  • A lot of interesting stuff here, but nothing more noteworthy than how infrequently the Lions rotated their defensive line in this game. A’Shawn Robinson was the biggest workhorse on the front four:
  • But Anthony Zettel also played in a career-high percentage of snaps, as did Akeem Spence. While it’s nice to see these guys handle such a heavy workload, it’s also a clear sign Detroit doesn’t trust their depth. And considering how poorly the defensive line played, their starters don’t look all that trustworthy either.
  • Newcomer Kasim Edebali played in just eight snaps. I know the Lions just added him a week ago, but you have to wonder whether he’s going to last long on the roster, considering how often Bob Quinn likes to shake things up.
  • Jarrad Davis, when healthy, is usually on the field 100 percent of the time. In this game, however, that number was severely reduced. Is this a small demotion due to poor play or just specific game-planning? Something to keep an eye on going forward.
  • Teez Tabor saw a career-high 13 snaps on Sunday, and even led the team in quarterback pressures. Good to see the rookie out there more often.


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