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Steelers Offensive And Defensive Snap Counts From Week 15 – Bengals


Below are the snaps counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-20 Sunday night win over the Cincinnati Bengals along with some observations.

As far as the offensive snaps go, the only thing that jumps out is the fact that two tight end sets were used at least on 79% of the plays run as Matt Spaeth played 49 snaps in total. Michael Palmer played two snaps in addition in three tight end sets.

Defensively, the Steelers again used Terence Garvin as their nickelbacker on Sunday night and he saw a season-high eight snaps. The Steelers still used their dime package as well as Will Allen saw 34 snaps of playing time. Also getting quite a few snaps in the base defense this week was Vince Williams. As expected, rookie defensive end Brian Arnfelt didn’t see the field much as he was only on the field for two defensive snaps.

PLAYER POS OFF % SPEC %
R.Foster G 62 100% 6 22%
D.DeCastro G 62 100% 6 22%
C.Wallace C 62 100% 0 0%
B.Roethlisberger QB 62 100% 0 0%
H.Miller TE 62 100% 0 0%
M.Gilbert T 58 94% 6 22%
K.Beachum T 56 90% 0 0%
A.Brown WR 52 84% 6 22%
L.Bell RB 49 79% 0 0%
M.Spaeth TE 49 79% 0 0%
E.Sanders WR 47 76% 1 4%
J.Cotchery WR 21 34% 1 4%
W.Johnson FB 11 18% 18 67%
J.Dwyer RB 7 11% 9 33%
M.Adams T 6 10% 6 22%
F.Jones RB 6 10% 4 15%
M.Wheaton WR 4 6% 16 59%
G.Whimper T 4 6% 6 22%
M.Palmer TE 2 3% 13 48%
PLAYER POS DEF % SPEC %
T.Polamalu SS 69 100% 3 11%
L.Timmons LB 69 100% 2 7%
R.Clark FS 69 100% 2 7%
J.Worilds LB 68 99% 5 19%
J.Jones LB 67 97% 7 26%
C.Allen CB 66 96% 12 44%
I.Taylor CB 65 94% 2 7%
C.Heyward DE 64 93% 10 37%
E.Hood DE 62 90% 2 7%
W.Gay CB 41 59% 2 7%
A.Woods NT 37 54% 4 15%
W.Allen SS 34 49% 13 48%
V.Williams LB 29 42% 10 37%
T.Garvin LB 8 12% 18 67%
H.Fangupo NT 5 7% 2 7%
L.Woodley LB 2 3% 0 0%
B.Arnfelt DE 2 3% 0 0%
A.Blake CB 1 1% 18 67%
C.Carter LB 1 1% 13 48%
S.Thomas SS 0 0% 15 56%
R.Golden FS 0 0% 15 56%
D.Paulson TE 0 0% 13 48%
S.Suisham K 0 0% 13 48%
G.Warren LS 0 0% 9 33%
M.McBriar P 0 0% 9 33%

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  • steeltown

    While not in great number, some young guys got some snaps which I like to see.

  • srdan

    I thought that Garvin played more.

    Woodley….C’mon man!

  • cencalsteeler

    If I remember correctly, Tomlin said Allen’s play leapfrogged him over Thomas’ on the depth chart a few weeks ago. Same argument can be said for Wheaton, I guess. If Sanders isn’t going to be here next year, why not put #11 out there?

  • Lamarr56

    Definety more of a base defence played last night. Woods got a lot of snaps, and Willams got more than usual also. The reason we stayed in base might be because of all the 2 tight end sets they ran.

  • ND_Steel

    Still not sold on L. Bell. O-line problems or no, he just doesn’t hit the hole. Good all-around back, but 24 rushes for 57 yards? He didn’t even come close to salting the game away with 3-4 yards and a cloud of dust. Dwyer is the better pure rusher of the two. And I think Eddie Lacy is better than both of them, which we’ll get to see first hand next week.

  • DrakePirate

    There is no reason to be playing will allen so much and not shamarko … sometimes i think these guys just don’t get it !

  • DrakePirate

    Exactly !

  • steeltown

    He has 6 rushing TDs and over 1,000 all purpose yds 11games, not bad for a rookie who had a pretty serious injury to start the season

  • ND_Steel

    Very nice game from Al Woods, Heyward, and Troy on D. Two tight end sets were very effective, Heath is just a beast!

  • ND_Steel

    Blake is a baller, smart player.

  • DrakePirate

    While i am not excited about his rushing numbers, I have to disagree, Bell looks better than any other back from last years draft .. his skill set is superior than the other guys u mentioned, lacy has put up good numbers but will likely eat his way out of the league rather quickly … i dont see him being in the league more than 5 yrs .. Le’veon’s receiving alone has been stellar … I see a consistent 1500-2000 yds from scrimmage a year from the guy going forward (rushing +receiving) I’ll take those numbers any day … hopefully the OL gets better and he gets more holes next year to work with.

  • DoctorNoah

    You can’t hit a nonexistent hole. He does very well with making something out if nothing and our run blocking is absolutely pitiful. Eddy Lacy wouldn’t have better numbers in Pittsburgh. Bell has been very patient in trying to wait until a home opens up and, at that point, he’s fairly explosive in short bursts and exhibits good leverage and technique at getting his center of gravity low.

  • ND_Steel

    Bell is a much better receiver out of the backfield, but give Dwyer 24 touches and I think he out produces him.

  • steeltown

    Yes, I like the Blake signing, he could make C.Brown expendable

  • srdan

    I have to strongly disagree with you. I look at Bell, and see one of the most skilled running backs in teh game. I do have steeler goggles on, but it’s hard to name 5 RBs I would take over him. Peterson, Charles, McCoy, Lynch and……… Maybe forte or frank gore, but they are ageing. Lacy, no thank you.

    3 things i really like about him. The lack of fubleitis, he always falls forward and patience.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    totally agree

  • WilliamSekinger

    Gave Dwyer loads carries last year remember? It didn’t turn out so well for him or the team. How soon some forget…

  • Steve

    I really like Shark, but Allen is taller and more of a cover man corner. Shark plays Safty and will take Clarks spot next year.

  • ND_Steel

    Don’t know if 156 carries for Dwyer in 2012 counts as loads. Only 4 times over 15 and never over 19. All I’m saying is 24 carries for 57 yds is not much production. He passes the eye test, just would like to see more results. This offense has to run 12-15 good plays to score, we need some explosiveness.

  • alex

    Gay saved the season for whatever it turns out to be, but Spaeth couldve really made the season if he and Bell played a full season…

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