Each week, after each Bucs game, we’ll take a closer look at the distribution of snaps on Tampa Bay’s offense and defense. Assess what you can learn from this game from the players who played the most and the players who played the least.
Let’s take a closer look at which players got the most snaps and which players got the least in the Bucks’ heartbreaking loss. They took the lead with 46 seconds left in the game and reversed the lead with six seconds left, but lost to the Texans 39-37.
There was no significant change in the distribution of weekly snaps In this game. Mike Evans and Chris Godwin have swapped in recent weeks as to who is leading the playing time among wide receivers. This time, Godwin outscored Evans 88% to 83%. Trey Palmer’s snap count was 8% lower than his, but that’s not a big enough difference to really make an impact.
Rathard White continues to take 80% of the snaps at running back, and rightly so. I argued at the beginning of the season that the Bucs should split reps more among all running backs, but White has emerged as not only the best option for Tampa Bay, but the third passing threat. That is clear. game. Once again he totaled over 100 scrimmage yards, gaining 73 yards on the ground and another 46 through the air.
Last week, backup tight end Payne Durham beat Co. Kyivt by 3 percentage points. This week, the two were neck-and-neck at 15%. But the real story at tight end was the progress of starter Cade Otton, who had his best game as a pro with six catches for 70 yards and two touchdowns. His final touchdown should have been the game-winner, but the Bucs’ defense couldn’t hold on until the end. I hope Otton continues to show his presence as a reliable target in the red zone.
A lot of people have asked for Dee Delaney to play over-over and Ryan Neal to play strong safety, and we got some of that on Sunday. Delaney subbed in for Neal on third down, and Delaney’s playing time increased to 67%. Neal still struggled as he was primarily responsible for a 75-yard touchdown catch and run by Noah Brown. He played 28% of the snaps.
After Jamel Dean left midway through the first half with a concussion, they brought in Zion McCollum again. McCollum ended up playing 86% of his plays, the second-most corners behind the struggling Carlton Davis III. McCullum has filled in for Davis and Dean before, so starting in Dean’s place next week won’t be anything new for him.
Along the defensive line, Kariya Kansi played the most snaps of the group at 82%. This was not only the best of his young career, but also his second-highest bounce in Week 6 by 20%. It was certainly a good move for the Bucs, as Cuncey led the team with three tackles and was sacked for the second time in his career.
Nose tackle Vita Vea, returning from injury, played 69 percent, and Will Golston held steady at 40 percent in Logan Hall’s absence.Playing time for outside linebackers was relatively similar most weeks, with the exception of Shaq Barrett. get a lot of production As a group.