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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 9 – Patriots


Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday 55-31 loss to the New England Patriots along with some observations

Backup tight end Michael Palmer saw three snaps on offense and David Paulson saw zero. That certainly tells you what they think of Paulson right now.

Even though he was demoted, Jarvis Jones played 21 snaps. Judging by the snaps that Steve McLendon and Al Woods played, the Steelers used base nearly 40 times when you take away the goal-line plays.

Stevenson Sylvester saw his first playing time of the season on defense after Vince Williams left with a concussion.

PLAYER POS OFF % SPEC %
G.Whimper G 75 100% 5 14%
R.Foster G 75 100% 5 14%
K.Beachum T 75 100% 5 14%
F.Velasco C 75 100% 0 0%
B.Roethlisberger QB 75 100% 0 0%
H.Miller TE 74 99% 0 0%
E.Sanders WR 71 95% 1 3%
A.Brown WR 66 88% 2 6%
J.Cotchery WR 59 79% 0 0%
M.Gilbert T 53 71% 4 11%
L.Bell RB 51 68% 0 0%
M.Adams T 29 39% 5 14%
F.Jones RB 13 17% 9 26%
D.Moye WR 12 16% 0 0%
J.Dwyer RB 11 15% 12 34%
W.Johnson FB 8 11% 12 34%
M.Palmer TE 3 4% 18 51%
PLAYER POS DEF % SPEC %
L.Timmons LB 76 100% 9 26%
T.Polamalu SS 76 100% 9 26%
B.Keisel DE 75 99% 9 26%
W.Gay CB 73 96% 9 26%
R.Clark FS 73 96% 8 23%
I.Taylor CB 71 93% 9 26%
L.Woodley LB 68 89% 0 0%
J.Worilds LB 63 83% 9 26%
C.Heyward DE 57 75% 22 63%
V.Williams LB 36 47% 11 31%
C.Allen CB 36 47% 9 26%
S.Thomas SS 34 45% 22 63%
S.McLendon NT 33 43% 8 23%
E.Hood DE 23 30% 9 26%
J.Jones LB 21 28% 9 26%
S.Sylvester LB 13 17% 17 49%
A.Woods DE 8 11% 10 29%
A.Blake CB 0 0% 21 60%
T.Garvin LB 0 0% 21 60%
D.Paulson TE 0 0% 18 51%
W.Allen SS 0 0% 16 46%
S.Suisham K 0 0% 11 31%
R.Golden FS 0 0% 11 31%
G.Warren LS 0 0% 8 23%
M.McBriar P 0 0% 8 23%
I.Green DB 0 0% 7 20%
C.Carter LB 0 0% 4 11%
C.Wallace C 0 0% 2 6%

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  • Justin Gottschalk

    Why is Gay still starting over Allen? I haven’t got to watch any of the games on TV just streaming on the laptop which lags from time to time. Allen played great at the end of last year. Has he not shown any improvement this year? Also after the last two weeks, I think Thomas needs to start over Clark.

  • cencalsteeler

    Just a thought. Steelers hire Bicknell, jr., Richard Mann, and Danny Smith. Are these veteran coaches only instilling fundamentals? This geriatric coaching staff is missing the desire and effort that needs to go along with coaching. Maybe some young hires might inject some enthusiasm and heart into this team. An outburst from Haley at this point would be welcomed, but I fear even he is being lulled to sleep, too.

  • dgh57

    I had high hopes W. Johnson would be a big part of the passing game even in there as a blocker on running plays!

  • Kenneth Wilt

    I really hope that Gilbert is out this week and Adams plays next to DeCastro. I want to see how that side of the line does with those 2 together. With our current record, I think we can bring in a LT at the draft, so I want to see Adams at the RT spot. Beachum, Velasco, Gilbert, Foster, and Whimper can all fight for the LG spot or for roster spots. If DeCastro/Adams works as well as I think it can, adding Pouncey next to them could be very good for us, it could potentially solve the right side of the line, leaving the Left as the only hole, but you hope an elite LT draft pick could fix some of that.

  • cencalsteeler

    I agree. Those third and short runs with Bell back there was bad. Yes, we got lucky on one, but the others coupled with the fourth and short, terrible. Dwyer or Johnson would have been a better option IMO.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I feel Mann has done great with the WR’s this year, it is hard to tell with Bicknell because of injuries but I do not like the job being done so far and Smith is still in the air. Some major lapses going on but overall not bad.

  • Steeler Wheeler

    I’m rooting for the right side to be DeCastro and Whimper. Seems like every loss for the last two years (and there have been many) has us pointing fingers at Adams and/or Gilbert. I don’t see practices nor do I break down 75 plays every week…so who knows if they look like they can improve from ‘scrub’ to ‘marginal starter’ status, but what I’ve seen from those two is ugly and Beachum is not the answer.

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