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LA Rams At 49ers Playing Time Breakdown

In the season opener, we got our first taste of the functional depth chart, and how it will affect playing time in 2016.

Los Angeles Rams WR Kenny Britt
Los Angeles Rams WR Kenny Britt
Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

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.


Player POS Off Off%
Rodger Saffold T 61 100.00%
Rob Havenstein T 61 100.00%
Greg Robinson T 61 100.00%
Case Keenum QB 61 100.00%
Tim Barnes C 61 100.00%
Kenny Britt WR 59 96.72%
Lance Kendricks TE 58 95.08%
Tavon Austin WR 57 93.44%
Todd Gurley RB 37 60.66%
Jamon Brown G 32 52.46%
Brian Quick WR 31 50.82%
Cody Wichmann G 29 47.54%
Tyler Higbee TE 21 34.43%
Benny Cunningham RB 11 18.03%
Malcolm Brown RB 11 18.03%
Cory Harkey TE 10 16.39%
Bradley Marquez WR 8 13.11%
Mike Thomas WR 1 1.64%
Andrew Donnal T 1 1.64%

The Jamon Brown/Cody Wichmann rotation at guard was...I don’t even know. I can’t recall seeing something like that on the offensive line.

And if you want an easy way to see why Todd Gurley is going to have a tough time in 2016, look no further than the playing time for the receiving options. Does it really matter who the QB is if you’re just going to roll out a Kenny Britt-Tavon Austin-Lance Kendricks receiving threat? They were in on nearly every snap. Sure, the Rams put Brian Quick out for half of the time and flexed Tyler Higbee, Bradley Marquez and Cory Harkey for roughly the other half. But how is that passing game going to open things up? It’s a question that’s been begging and answer for three years. Not sure Offensive Coordinator Rob Boras can answer it in 2016.

Speaking of Gurley, let’s keep an eye on his work rate. Last night set the bar at 60%, though with the game out of reach late, he got some rest. Interested to see how much he goes against the Seattle Seahawks this weekend.


Player POS Def Def%
Trumaine Johnson CB 81 100.00%
Maurice Alexander SS 81 100.00%
Mark Barron LB 81 100.00%
Coty Sensabaugh CB 81 100.00%
Alec Ogletree LB 81 100.00%
T.J. McDonald SS 80 98.77%
Lamarcus Joyner CB 79 97.53%
Robert Quinn DE 51 62.96%
Aaron Donald DT 48 59.26%
William Hayes DE 46 56.79%
Michael Brockers DT 44 54.32%
Cam Thomas DT 35 43.21%
Ethan Westbrooks DT 35 43.21%
Dominique Easley DT 33 40.74%
Eugene Sims DE 30 37.04%
Cody Davis FS 5 6.17%

Any surprises here? I guess if there’s one it’s that the Rams are tied to the Ogletree-Barron duo.

Is there any chance the Rams get a third linebacker some playing time? How soon? And who?

Special Teams

Player POS Def Def%
Cody Davis FS 27 100.00%
Chase Reynolds RB 27 100.00%
Cory Littleton LB 23 85.19%
Bryce Hager LB 23 85.19%
Cory Harkey TE 22 81.48%
Josh Forrest LB 22 81.48%
Bradley Marquez WR 21 77.78%
Troy Hill CB 18 66.67%
Benny Cunningham RB 16 59.26%
Trumaine Johnson CB 11 40.74%
Johnny Hekker P 10 37.04%
Jake McQuaide LS 10 37.04%
Mike Thomas WR 9 33.33%
Eugene Sims DE 9 33.33%
Tavon Austin WR 7 25.93%
Lamarcus Joyner CB 6 22.22%
Maurice Alexander SS 5 18.52%
T.J. McDonald SS 5 18.52%
Demetrius Rhaney C 5 18.52%
Robert Quinn DE 4 14.81%
Aaron Donald DT 4 14.81%
William Hayes DE 4 14.81%
Michael Brockers DT 3 11.11%
Malcolm Brown RB 2 7.41%
Mark Barron LB 1 3.70%
Cam Thomas DT 1 3.70%
Dominique Easley DT 1 3.70%
Greg Zuerlein K 1 3.70%

I wondered, with Daren Bates leaving the group, if Cody Davis and Chase Reynolds would maintain their grip on the special teams leaders. It certainly appears as if that’s the case.

The linebacking trio in Littleton, Hager and Forrest is clearly a major component along with Marquez, Harkey and Hill. ST remains the easiest place to ease in transitional roster pieces. With WR Nelson Spruce on the mend, we know somebody’s going to make way. Is WR Mike Thomas and his nine special teams snaps the obvious candidate? What about as CB E.J. Gaines and WR Pharoh Cooper return?

Anything jump out to you from the playing time among any of the three units? Anyone you wish had gotten more time? Or less?