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Snap Counts: at Indiana

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Who played where at Indiana, plus individual defensive statistics.

Shareef don't like it (i.e., when you have the ball)
Shareef don't like it (i.e., when you have the ball)
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On Offense

  • Ryan Bates looked like a pretty good left tackle to me, especially considering he hadn't played out there at all.
  • Thompkins got more run in the slot against the Hoosiers.

On Defense

  • Here are the cumulative linebacker snaps this year.

Player Total Snaps %Snaps Tackles Tkl/Snpa Big Plays Play%
Bowen 477 66% 52 10.9% 9 1.9%
Bell 333 46% 51 15.3% 7 2.1%
Br.Smith 284 39% 46 16.2% 8 2.8%
Cabinda 272 37% 51 18.8% 4.5 1.7%
Farmer 220 30% 23 10.5% 4 1.8%
C.Brown 179 25% 26 14.5% 1 0.6%
Cooper 178 24% 15 8.4% 0 0.0%
Wartman 126 17% 14 11.1% 5.5 4.4%

"Big plays" are tackles for loss + passes defensed (including INTs).  Brandon Smith has played very well.  I'll continue to beat the drum for a lineup that puts Bell back at SLB, and has Smith and Cabinda at the two tradtional LB spots (MLB and WLB in this scheme).

  • The defensive ends

Player Total Snaps %Snaps Tackles Tkl/Snpa TFL TFL/Snap
Sickels 443 61% 34 7.7% 10.5 2.4%
Brown 352 48% 24 6.8% 4.5 1.3%
Schwan 295 41% 21 7.1% 5.5 1.9%
Miller 235 32% 20 8.5% 5.5 2.3%
Buchholz 206 28% 15 7.3% 3.5 1.7%

Torrence Brown's been losing snaps, and Shareef Miller's been picking them up.  The stats above provide a pretty good explanation why.

  • Defensive tackles

POS Player Total Snaps %Snaps Tackles Tkl/Snpa TFL TFL/Snap
NT Cothren 370 51% 17 4.6% 4 1.1%
NT Windsor 262 36% 20 7.6% 1 0.4%
3T Givens 255 35% 18 7.1% 5 2.0%
3T White 221 30% 16 7.2% 1.5 0.7%
3T Cothran 187 26% 7 3.7% 0.5 0.3%
NT Chavis 150 21% 10 6.7% 1 0.7%

Nose and 3-tech are two very different positions in this scheme - but the individual stats don't back that up.  The team rush defense stats do, however.  In the first 4.5 games, Parker Cothren played like a 3T instead of an NT.  That's changed since halftime of Minnesota, and his individual stats are getting more in line with Windsor's than Given's.

Curtis Cothran's had an impact here as well.  His stat line doesn't look like the gap-shooting, havoc-causing 3T - and it isn't.  But he's done pretty well at keeping the LBs clean.

  • And the DBs

POS Player Total Snaps %Snaps Tackles Tkl/Snpa TFL PD
S Allen 688 95% 82 11.9% 5.5 2
CB Reid 631 87% 30 4.8% 2 7
S Golden 547 75% 56 10.2% 3.5 4
CB Haley 349 48% 21 6.0% 0 2
CB Campbell 326 45% 18 5.5% 1 5
CB Owuwariye 243 33% 12 4.9% 0 2
S Apke 215 30% 19 8.8% 0 1
CB Jo.Smith 151 21% 10 6.6% 1 4

Christian Campbell's played very well, as has Jordan Smith.