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LA Rams Playing Time Against Kansas City Chiefs Shows Who Has Leg Up In Roster Battles

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Here’s the snap counts from Saturday’s game and what they mean.

Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
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Offense

Player POS Off Off%
Jared Goff QB 34 68.00%
Malcolm Brown RB 27 54.00%
Cody Wichmann G 25 50.00%
Jamon Brown G 25 50.00%
Greg Robinson T 25 50.00%
Darrell Williams T 25 50.00%
Lance Kendricks TE 25 50.00%
Rodger Saffold T 25 50.00%
Tim Barnes C 25 50.00%
David Arkin G 24 48.00%
Mike Thomas WR 23 46.00%
Brian Quick WR 23 46.00%
Temarrick Hemingway TE 22 44.00%
Andrew Donnal T 20 40.00%
Pharoh Cooper WR 17 34.00%
Case Keenum QB 16 32.00%
Tavon Austin WR 16 32.00%
Kenny Britt WR 16 32.00%
Justice Cunningham TE 15 30.00%
Eric Kush G 15 30.00%
Garrett Reynolds G 15 30.00%
Demetrius Rhaney C 15 30.00%
Terrance Magee RB 10 20.00%
Austin Hill WR 10 20.00%
Pace Murphy T 10 20.00%
Cory Harkey TE 9 18.00%
Duke Williams WR 8 16.00%
Todd Gurley RB 7 14.00%
Benny Cunningham RB 6 12.00%
Jake Stoneburner TE 5 10.00%
Paul McRoberts WR 5 10.00%
Bradley Marquez WR 3 6.00%
David Richards WR 2 4.00%
Chase Reynolds RB 1 2.00%
Benson Browne TE 1 2.00%

Things got a little skewed for Jared Goff on Saturday. Because he needed time with the first team, they got more PT than usual. The starting O-line had 25 full snaps. Todd Gurley took more than half dozen. That shift pushed things down for the guys at the bottom of the roster, nobody moreso than QB Sean Mannion who didn’t even play. It also meant limited action for WRs Duke Williams and Paul McRoberts.

The players who got the most playing time cumulatively between the two games?

  1. G David Arkin
  2. T Darrell Williams
  3. C Demetrius Rhaney
  4. WR Mike Thomas
  5. T Andrew Donnal
  6. RB Malcolm Brown
  7. QB Jared Goff
  8. C Brian Folkerts
  9. WR Brian Quick
  10. QB Sean Mannion

That’s your prime evaluation squad.

Defense

Player POS Off Off%
Dominique Easley DT 47 56.63%
Cody Davis FS 46 55.42%
Cory Littleton LB 45 54.22%
Coty Sensabaugh CB 44 53.01%
Bryce Hager LB 42 50.60%
Cam Thomas DT 42 50.60%
Matt Longacre DE 40 48.19%
Marcus Roberson CB 37 44.58%
Ethan Westbrooks DT 36 43.37%
Morgan Fox DE 33 39.76%
Ian Seau DE 32 38.55%
Lamarcus Joyner CB 30 36.14%
Akeem Ayers LB 28 33.73%
Troy Hill CB 24 28.92%
Rohan Gaines DB 24 28.92%
T.J. McDonald SS 24 28.92%
Trumaine Johnson CB 24 28.92%
Alec Ogletree LB 24 28.92%
Quinton Coples DE 23 27.71%
Christian Bryant S 22 26.51%
E.J. Gaines CB 22 26.51%
Zach Colvin DT 21 25.30%
Jordan Kovacs DB 20 24.10%
Jordan Lomax DB 20 24.10%
Cameron Lynch LB 18 21.69%
Michael Jordan DB 18 21.69%
Jabriel Washington DB 18 21.69%
Brandon Chubb LB 17 20.48%
Michael Caputo S 17 20.48%
Aaron Donald DT 15 18.07%
Michael Brockers DT 14 16.87%
Josh Forrest LB 13 15.66%
Eugene Sims DE 13 15.66%
William Hayes DE 12 14.46%
Darreon Herring LB 7 8.43%
Nic Grigsby LB 1 1.20%

The top 10 on the D between two games:

  1. DE Matt Longacre
  2. LB Bryce Hager
  3. DT Dominique Easley
  4. CB Coty Sensabaugh
  5. DT Cam Thomas
  6. DT Ethan Westbrooks
  7. FS Cody Davis
  8. CB Lamarcus Joyner
  9. DE Ian Seau
  10. CB Troy Hill

LB Cory Littleton went from getting two snaps against the Cowboys to 45 against KC. A similar uptick for DE Morgan Fox who went from zero playing time to 33 snaps on Saturday.

Special Teams

Player POS ST ST%
Brandon Chubb LB 16 61.54%
Josh Forrest LB 16 61.54%
Jordan Kovacs DB 11 42.31%
Darreon Herring LB 11 42.31%
Cory Littleton LB 10 38.46%
Marcus Roberson CB 10 38.46%
Troy Hill CB 10 38.46%
Justice Cunningham TE 8 30.77%
Jordan Lomax DB 8 30.77%
Johnny Hekker P 8 30.77%
Duke Williams WR 7 26.92%
Bryce Hager LB 7 26.92%
Mike Thomas WR 6 23.08%
Terrance Magee RB 6 23.08%
Cory Harkey TE 6 23.08%
Bradley Marquez WR 6 23.08%
Chase Reynolds RB 6 23.08%
Cody Davis FS 6 23.08%
Matt Longacre DE 6 23.08%
Ethan Westbrooks DT 6 23.08%
Rohan Gaines DB 6 23.08%
Cameron Lynch LB 6 23.08%
Jake Stoneburner TE 5 19.23%
Paul McRoberts WR 5 19.23%
T.J. McDonald SS 5 19.23%
Christian Bryant S 5 19.23%
Greg Zuerlein K 5 19.23%
Pharoh Cooper WR 4 15.38%
Trumaine Johnson CB 4 15.38%
Michael Jordan DB 4 15.38%
Jake McQuaide LS 4 15.38%
Andrew Donnal T 3 11.54%
Eric Kush G 3 11.54%
Benny Cunningham RB 3 11.54%
Dominique Easley DT 3 11.54%
Cam Thomas DT 3 11.54%
Jabriel Washington DB 3 11.54%
Eugene Sims DE 3 11.54%
Taylor Bertolet K 3 11.54%
Jeff Overbaugh LS 3 11.54%
Malcolm Brown RB 2 7.69%
Cody Wichmann G 2 7.69%
Jamon Brown G 2 7.69%
Greg Robinson T 2 7.69%
Garrett Reynolds G 2 7.69%
Demetrius Rhaney C 2 7.69%
Benson Browne TE 2 7.69%
Coty Sensabaugh CB 2 7.69%
Morgan Fox DE 2 7.69%
Lamarcus Joyner CB 2 7.69%
E.J. Gaines CB 2 7.69%
Darrell Williams T 1 3.85%
David Arkin G 1 3.85%
Case Keenum QB 1 3.85%
Ian Seau DE 1 3.85%
Akeem Ayers LB 1 3.85%
Quinton Coples DE 1 3.85%
Zach Colvin DT 1 3.85%
Michael Caputo S 1 3.85%
Aaron Donald DT 1 3.85%
Michael Brockers DT 1 3.85%
William Hayes DE 1 3.85%
Brian Folkerts C 1 3.85%
Jordan Swindle T 1 3.85%

And here’s your top 6 special teams contributors over two games, which is clearly the battle to creep in to the 53 on teams support:

  1. LB Brandon Chubb
  2. LB Josh Forrest
  3. LB Cory Littleton
  4. DB Rohan Gaines
  5. TE Justice Cunningham
  6. CB Troy Hill

That’s a really interesting race among the linebackers. I thought Nic Grigsby would be in the mix, but clearly not.