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Jaguars vs. Texans: Analyzing snap counts (offense)

Taking a look at the offensive snap counts for the Jaguars against the Houston Texans.

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Offensive line
Cameron Bradfield Will Rackley Brad Meester Uche Nwaneri
Austin Pasztor
70/70 plays
70/70 plays
70/70 plays
70/70 plays
70/70 plays

Thoughts: The offensive line gave up six sacks, seven hits, and seven hurries against the Houston Texans. For the most part the line seemed to be good enough, both in run blocking and pass blocking, but the return of Will Rackley saw the return of his struggles and more consistent pressure up the middle of the offensive line.

Running back/Fullback
Maurice Jones-Drew Will Ta'ufo'ou Jordan Todman Justin Forsett
Denard Robinson
43/70 plays
31/70 plays
21/70 plays
4/70 plays
2/70 plays

Thoughts: The Jaguars backfield had one of their most productive days to date, especially Maurice Jones-Drew. MJD clearly had his best day of the year, which was helped by a 44-yard run that was a glimpse of the old Jones-Drew, opened up by nice blocks from guys like Ta'ufo'ou. The most interesting has been the sheer lack of Denard Robinson, though when he did get his shot a few weeks ago he fumbled the ball. I think it's clear he's still being groomed for the RB position.

Tight end
Marcedes Lewis Clay Harbor Danny Noble
63/70 plays
19/70 plays
4/70 plays

Thoughts: The snap distribution at the tight end position is no surprise, with Lewis getting the lion's share, though nearly half of his snaps were run blocking. .

Wide receiver
Cecil Shorts Ace Sanders Kerry Taylor
68/70 plays
37/70 plays
57/70 plays

Thoughts: The snap distribution at the wide receiver position was a bit of a surprise, in the fact that they only used three receivers and that Taylor got the second most snaps. It makes sense however, as Sanders returns punts and he's much more effective in the slot than on the outside. The team has been banged up at the position, so it's no surprise they used a lot of the tight ends and only 3 receivers.

(h/t to Dawgs by Nature for this idea)

Edit: Fixed names. Hooray for table formatting fun.

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