Houston Texans Snap Count (Texans v. Ravens): Ed And DeVier Are Back; Zero Contributions From Backup OLBs

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The Houston Texans endured a 30-9 mind-numbing loss against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Let's take a look back and who contributed the most (and least) to this dismal effort. Was that too emo?

Offense

Name Position O Snaps / Pct % Special Teams %
W Smith G 65 / 100 11
D Newton T 65 / 100 11
B Brooks G 65 / 100 11
C Myers C 65 / 100 0
O Daniels TE 58 / 89 11
R Harris T 65 / 100 11
D Hopkins WR 65 / 100 0
A Johnson WR 41 / 63 0
A Foster RB 38 / 58 0
G Graham TE 27 / 42 36
K Martin WR 36 / 55 36
B Tate RB 25 / 38 0
G Jones FB 14 / 22 43
D Posey WR 17 / 26 0
R Griffin TE 2 / 3 68
C Wood RB 2 / 3 11

It's nice to see DeVier Posey receive some meaningful snaps. With Andre Johnson sidelined, Posey caught three passes for 29 yards on four targets. Meanwhile, Keshawn Martin was out there for double the snaps and was targeted three times for two catches and 35 yards.

Obviously, Ryan Harris received all of Duane Brown's snaps, and he seemed to hold his own for the most part. But the same could not be said for Derek Newton at right tackle. Could the timeshare at RT begin anew for Harris and Newton when Brown returns?


Team Stats - Game Averages

Pts Yrds Pass Rush
Off 23.3 388.3 (7th) 259.7 (9th) 128.7 (9th)
Def 27.3 249.0 (2nd) 157.7 (2nd) 91.3 (9th)

Defense and Special Teams

Name Position D Snaps / Pct % Special Teams %
D Manning FS 63 / 100 29
B Cushing LB 61 / 97 21
S Keo FS 14 / 22 75
W Mercilus LB 62 / 98 18
B Reed LB 62 / 98 18
J Watt DE 60 / 95 18
J Joseph CB 55 / 87 7
K Jackson CB 52 / 84 7
A Smith DE 50 / 79 21
E Reed FS 46 / 73 0
E Mitchell NT 35 / 56 21
B McCain CB 33 / 52 36
D Swearinger SS 27 / 43 68
J Mays LB 26 / 41 46
D Sharpton LB 26 / 41 36
J Crick DE 15 / 24 57
T McClain DT 2 / 3 4
B Braman LB 1 / 2 39
E Pleasant SS 64
B Harris CB 1 / 2 39
W Jefferson LB 1 / 2 25
T Dobbins LB 14
J Tuggle LB 0
A Bouye CB 50
B Jones C 36

Ed Reed received the lion's share of snaps at free safety, but his play on the field was largely overshadowed by his return to it. It was much ado about nothing, unfortunately.

One thing that worries me is the total lack of rotation at the outside linebacker spot. One snap for Willie Jefferson, who turned some heads during the preseason, and no snaps at all from Sam Montgomery, who was inactive and is now switching back to defensive end. This leaves only Bryan Braman, who hasn't earned himself any playing time on defense.

I think it would greatly benefit the defense to see some sort of rotation at that spot again.  Give Jefferson some snaps, build some confidence, and have him ready for (Durga forbid) any injuries to Whitney Mercilus or Brooks Reed.

These are just my thoughts, so let me hear yours.  Anything jump out at you when looking at the chart?  Sound off in the comments! Happy Wednesday.

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