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St. Louis Rams vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Snap Counts, Playing Time And Personnel Analysis

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With the NFL debut of Just Todd Gurley, the Rams moved some things around in terms of personnel on Sunday.

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Offense

Rodger Saffold T 50 100.00%
Rob Havenstein T 50 100.00%
Jamon Brown G 50 100.00%
Nick Foles QB 50 100.00%
Greg Robinson T 50 100.00%
Tim Barnes C 48 96.00%
Tavon Austin WR 42 84.00%
Jared Cook TE 42 84.00%
Kenny Britt WR 36 72.00%
Lance Kendricks TE 30 60.00%
Tre Mason RB 22 44.00%
Stedman Bailey WR 21 42.00%
Cory Harkey TE 17 34.00%
Benny Cunningham RB 14 28.00%
Todd Gurley RB 14 28.00%
Chris Givens WR 12 24.00%
Demetrius Rhaney C 2 4.00%

The Rams are rolling with the 2-TE look to try and get the running game going. It's just not working.

I'm not saying it's necessarily time to go to the pass to open up the run, but the Rams are going in pretty heavily on 12 personnel formations (one running back, two tight ends). And with Cory Harkey in at about a third of the snaps, they're trying to go heavy. They're throwing bodies in the hopes that quantity can trump quality in the ground blocking.

Defense

T.J. McDonald SS 63 100.00%
Alec Ogletree LB 63 100.00%
James Laurinaitis LB 63 100.00%
Janoris Jenkins CB 62 98.41%
Rodney McLeod FS 62 98.41%
Trumaine Johnson CB 62 98.41%
Aaron Donald DT 53 84.13%
Robert Quinn DE 50 79.37%
Lamarcus Joyner CB 45 71.43%
Chris Long DE 45 71.43%
Michael Brockers DT 40 63.49%
Mark Barron SS 29 46.03%
William Hayes DE 19 30.16%
Ethan Westbrooks DT 14 22.22%
Nick Fairley DT 13 20.63%
Akeem Ayers LB 10 15.87%

No real surprises with everyone healthy and things working well. Lamarcus Joyner's filled in well with E.J. Gaines out for 2015. Perhaps the one surprise continues to be how little the 2015 free agency additions are contributing. It's just a matter of need; the Rams have little of it for Fairley and Ayers.

Of course, this might call into question the validity of those signings. To splash cash this offseason on a fifth first-rounder on the defensive line might not have been the best investment with your offense putting up six points...

Special Teams

Cody Davis FS 18 90.00%
Daren Bates LB 18 90.00%
Bryce Hager LB 16 80.00%
Cameron Lynch LB 16 80.00%
Bradley Marquez WR 16 80.00%
Benny Cunningham RB 15 75.00%
Cory Harkey TE 14 70.00%
Maurice Alexander SS 11 55.00%
Lamarcus Joyner CB 7 35.00%
Johnny Hekker P 7 35.00%
Jake McQuaide LS 7 35.00%
Demetrius Rhaney C 6 30.00%
Garrett Reynolds G 6 30.00%
Darrell Williams T 6 30.00%
Stedman Bailey WR 5 25.00%
Janoris Jenkins CB 5 25.00%
Marcus Roberson CB 5 25.00%
Greg Zuerlein K 5 25.00%
Tavon Austin WR 4 20.00%
Lance Kendricks TE 4 20.00%
Rodney McLeod FS 4 20.00%
T.J. McDonald SS 3 15.00%
Trumaine Johnson CB 3 15.00%
Mark Barron SS 3 15.00%
Rodger Saffold T 2 10.00%
Rob Havenstein T 2 10.00%
Jamon Brown G 2 10.00%
Aaron Donald DT 2 10.00%
Robert Quinn DE 2 10.00%
Chris Long DE 2 10.00%
Michael Brockers DT 2 10.00%
William Hayes DE 2 10.00%

Heartening to see the young trio of ST contributors in Hager, Lynch and Marquez to go with the stalwarts in Davis and Bates with Chase Reynolds coming back at some point.