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Snap count notes: Buffalo Bills at New York Jets

Every part is much more enjoyable when the Buffalo Bills win, even snap count notes. The numbers are skewed a bit due to subbing some gamers late within the sport, however there are nonetheless loads of enjoyable issues to pick. Let’s dive proper in!


Offense (58 snaps)

Bills at Jets 2021 offense

Solely two members of the 100% membership made it to that threshold this week—congrats to Ike Boettger and Spencer Brown. The latter returned from damage and appeared to make a big effect on the road. Josh Allen, Mitch Morse, and Daryl Williams all sat for a couple of snaps as Davis Webb took his first regular-season NFL snaps in what had been largely kneel downs. Dion Dawkins got here out briefly as a consequence of damage, with Tommy Doyle making a less-than-perfect debut in his stead. Fortunately the Schnowman returned to motion and the Bills completed sturdy.

Dawson Knox returned from damage and picked proper up the place he left off. Particularly, at the highest of the ability place record at 84 p.c. With Tommy Sweeney including one other 20 p.c the Bills used the not often seen two tight finish set on two snaps. Reggie Gilliam additionally noticed pretty heavy use, which means the Bills went fairly “massive” towards the New York Jets.

That doesn’t imply Buffalo forgot about quick. Not solely did Isaiah McKenzie see some motion on the offensive facet of issues, however working again Matt Breida (who is definitely even sooner than McKenzie) did as effectively. The pair accounted for 3 touchdowns.

With Stefon Diggs’s massive day, it’s no shock to see him main the best way for the receivers. Emmanuel Sanders because the quantity two can also be no shock. Buffalo did roll with a heavy dose of Gabriel Davis and a sparse exhibiting from Cole Beasley, which isn’t typical. Bear in mind although that Beasley’s snaps have fluctuated enormously this yr primarily based on sport plan.

Zack Moss was forward of Devin Singletary as has grow to be custom, however this seemed to be a fairly true “committee strategy.”

Protection (77 snaps)

Bills at Jets 2021 defense

Technically the protection had a foul day statistically. By their commonplace anyway. They got here into the sport permitting 14.75 factors per sport and gave up 17 to the Jets. And the Jets have the worst scoring offense within the league in addition. In “unrelated” information, there’s no 100% membership this week because the Bills pulled their starters within the fourth quarter. The depth gamers might or might not have allowed a TD to a former Super Bowl MVP.

We’ll go gentle on player-specific notes from what was clearly a stellar efficiency from the protection. Accidents took Micah Hyde and Levi Wallace off the sector briefly. Each had been capable of come again, which is good news for the crew.

Buffalo ran nickel protection 92 p.c of the time primarily based on these counts. That’s an incredibly low quantity for them. Buffalo went quick in one other path although. Bear with me on the mathematics right here…

  • Buffalo was six defensive again snaps “below” their standard of 100% nickel.
  • Linebackers solely had two snaps over their anticipated, leaving 4 DB snaps unaccounted for.
  • Defensive tackles had, look ahead to it, THIRTY TWO snaps below the anticipated (77 snaps x two gamers or 154 anticipated snaps). That’s a preposterously low count.
  • That’s not all on the top of the sport both because the starters had been solely pulled for 9 snaps.
  • Defensive ends had 36 further snaps. Meaning they had been introduced in as defensive tackles 32 instances and to exchange a defensive again 4 instances. That’s not massive nickel. That’s large nickel.

A few of that is probably as a consequence of taking part in with a lead, however make no mistake that that is an extremely odd set of counts. Buffalo appears to have given Mike White mainly zero likelihood at making ready for them.

Particular Groups (27 snaps)

Bills at Jets 2021 STs

Reggie Gilliam reclaims the highest spot once more this week. At this level, don’t be shocked if it’s his identify on high of the record at the top of the season. One main change up this week. I had been doing the graphic slicing off any participant below 50 p.c of snaps. I figured the graphic is usually a bit bigger, so that is everybody over 25 p.c of snap counts.

Additionally, I’ve been getting these off of pro-football-reference.com more often than not this season. There was a transcription error with Tyler Bass (and solely Bass from what I might inform). He was listed as six snaps on STs and, lol, 15 on offense. The 15 is appropriate for STs however if you happen to puzzled why he was up above it’s a mistake. I discovered it humorous and left it in.

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