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LA Rams - Carolina Panthers Playing Time Breakdown

Here’s how the Rams doled out the playing time in Week 9.

Los Angeles Rams QB Case Keenum
Los Angeles Rams QB Case Keenum
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Note: I’ll update the snap counts in this spreadsheet all season including the first tab tracking the season totals. While I’ll paste individual game PT in each week’s recap, I’ll likely refer to the season totals moving forward from that link. So uh, peep it.

Offense

Player POS Off Off%
Rodger Saffold T 68 100.00%
Greg Robinson T 68 100.00%
Rob Havenstein T 68 100.00%
Cody Wichmann G 68 100.00%
Case Keenum QB 68 100.00%
Tim Barnes C 68 100.00%
Kenny Britt WR 60 88.24%
Lance Kendricks TE 54 79.41%
Tavon Austin WR 53 77.94%
Brian Quick WR 50 73.53%
Todd Gurley RB 43 63.24%
Tyler Higbee TE 31 45.59%
Benny Cunningham RB 25 36.76%
Pharoh Cooper WR 13 19.12%
Cory Harkey TE 4 5.88%
Malcolm Brown RB 2 2.94%
Mike Thomas WR 2 2.94%
Andrew Donnal T 2 2.94%
Bradley Marquez WR 1 1.47%

Some quirky usages on offense in Week 9 for the 2016 Los Angeles Rams.

RB Just Todd Gurley came in slightly below average while RB Benny Cunningham posted a season high. It’s the third game in a row in which Cunningham has set a new season high for playing time. The confusing part is that Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher explained that Gurley sat out the final drive of the game because Cunningham is in fact the Rams’ two-minute back. More to come on that this week, but I’m not sure I can even begin to understand that.

WR Brian Quick also continued a trend of setting season-high playing time rates, he for the fourth game in a row. Kenny Britt and Tavon Austin hit around their season averages while Pharoh Cooper finally logged some significant time on offense.

At tight end, Lance Kendricks hit a season low while rookie Tyler Higbee logged his second-highest play rate logging his third catch of the season, a 31-yard gain.

Defense

Player POS Def Def%
T.J. McDonald SS 64 100.00%
Maurice Alexander SS 64 100.00%
Mark Barron LB 64 100.00%
Trumaine Johnson CB 64 100.00%
Alec Ogletree LB 64 100.00%
E.J. Gaines CB 58 90.63%
Aaron Donald DT 52 81.25%
Lamarcus Joyner CB 46 71.88%
William Hayes DE 39 60.94%
Robert Quinn DE 38 59.38%
Cam Thomas DT 28 43.75%
Dominique Easley DT 27 42.19%
Eugene Sims DE 26 40.63%
Ethan Westbrooks DT 25 39.06%
Michael Brockers DT 20 31.25%
Josh Forrest LB 13 20.31%
Troy Hill CB 8 12.50%
Cody Davis FS 4 6.25%

The rotation on the defensive line was nearly back to normal. With DE Robert Quinn back to full playable health, the only line member who wasn’t a full go was perhaps Michael Brockers. Brock’s usage has been all over the place with various injury issues this season. I’d expect him to hit above the 1/3rd mark if he’s fully healthy though. If he goes through this week’s injury report unlisted, perhaps he’ll prove that next week on the road against the Jets.

Special Teams

Player POS ST ST%
Cody Davis FS 22 84.62%
Chase Reynolds RB 22 84.62%
Cory Harkey TE 19 73.08%
Bradley Marquez WR 17 65.38%
Josh Forrest LB 16 61.54%
Bryce Hager LB 16 61.54%
Cory Littleton LB 16 61.54%
Eugene Sims DE 13 50.00%
Troy Hill CB 11 42.31%
Benny Cunningham RB 10 38.46%
Malcolm Brown RB 10 38.46%
Jake McQuaide LS 9 34.62%
Johnny Hekker P 9 34.62%
Mike Thomas WR 8 30.77%
Demetrius Rhaney C 8 30.77%
T.J. McDonald SS 7 26.92%
Greg Zuerlein K 7 26.92%
Marqui Christian SS 7 26.92%
Tavon Austin WR 6 23.08%
Maurice Alexander SS 5 19.23%
Aaron Donald DT 5 19.23%
Ethan Westbrooks DT 5 19.23%
Rodger Saffold T 4 15.38%
Greg Robinson T 4 15.38%
Rob Havenstein T 4 15.38%
Cody Wichmann G 4 15.38%
Andrew Donnal T 4 15.38%
E.J. Gaines CB 4 15.38%
Robert Quinn DE 4 15.38%
Cam Thomas DT 4 15.38%
Mark Barron LB 2 7.69%
Kenny Britt WR 1 3.85%
Brian Quick WR 1 3.85%
Trumaine Johnson CB 1 3.85%
Michael Brockers DT 1 3.85%

Random thing to consider for the offseason: the Rams re-signed RB Chase Reynolds on a one-year deal for 2016. Every game for him is a special teams audition for a re-up.

Is he earning one to this point so far in 2016?


As always, drop your observations on the playing time from this week as well as anything you’re seeing from the season snaps.