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.
Week 14 Rams Offensive Snap Counts
Two weeks ago, OL Andrew Donnal filled in for OL Rodger Saffold after suffering a hand injury who himself had pushed over to left tackle filling in for benched LT Greg Robinson. This week, Donnal filled in at right guard over OGs Jamon Brown and Cody Wichmann. The saga at right guard this season has been...interesting.
RB Just Todd Gurley hit his highest playing rate of the season. The playing time didn’t alter his production which was in line with his entire season, finishing with just 61 yards on 16 carries.
At tight end, TE Lance Kendricks hit a season low rate while rookie TE Tyler Higbee crossed 50% for just the second time this season. And TE Temarrick Hemingway made his offensive NFL debut.
Overall, the playing time meets former Los Angeles Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher’s penchant for delaying his rookies’ NFL debuts well into the regular season:
You’ve got slow rises for Higbee and obviously Hemingway at the very tail end, but sharp rises for WR Pharoh Cooper and obviously QB Jared Goff. One of the more interesting aspects of the Rams’ final three games of 2016 to be played out under Interim Head Coach John Fassel will be the rotation, ESPECIALLY among the rookies.
Week 14 Rams Defensive Snap Counts
With CB E.J. Gaines and DE Robert Quinn both out, the Rams had to do a bit more juggling than usual on the defensive side. DEs William Hayes and Eugene Sims both played well above their season averages as obviously did fill-in reserve DE Matt Longacre.
And it’s the third week in a row for significant action for LB Corey Littleton. Without knowing what lies ahead in free agency and the draft at linebacker, it’s setting up a very interesting training camp and preseason for a roster battle there.
In the secondary, CB Mike Jordan was again the latest fill-in for the extra spot that has been occupied by Coty Sensabaugh and Troy Hill. Meanwhile, Steve Williams was the latest corner to get emergency snaps in place of Dwayne Gratz and Blake Countess.
Week 14 Rams Special Teams Snap Counts
Between FB/TE Corey Harkey and RB Benny Cunningham both being unavailable as well as rookie LB Josh Forrest who has been lost for the season since tearing his ACL in Week 11 against the Miami Dolphins, three of the Rams’ top nine special teams performers in terms of quantity didn’t take a single ST snap on Sunday. That meant big workloads for LB Nic Grigsby, Hemingway, Longacre, Jordan and Williams. Getting that audition tape from both this week and the final three games to help land a job in 2017 is invaluable.