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LA Rams-LA Chargers Playing Time Breakdown: What The Snap Counts Say About The Offensive Breakout

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Here’s how the playing time got doled out in Week 3.

Los Angeles Rams TE Gerald Everett
Los Angeles Rams TE Gerald Everett
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Welp. It was an...interesting game in the #FightForLA on Saturday as the Los Angeles Rams dropped a close one to the Los Angeles Chargers. Here’s how the playing time got handed out:

Offense

PS Week 3 v Chargers - Offense

Player POS OFF OFF%
Player POS OFF OFF%
Jake Eldrenkamp G 57 83.82%
Darrell Williams OT 54 79.41%
Austin Blythe C 54 79.41%
Cody Wichmann G 46 67.65%
Pharoh Cooper WR 46 67.65%
Sean Mannion QB 43 63.24%
Brandon Shippen WR 39 57.35%
Josh Reynolds WR 34 50.00%
Gerald Everett TE 32 47.06%
Rob Havenstein OT 31 45.59%
Pace Murphy OT 30 44.12%
Justin Davis RB 28 41.18%
Cory Harkey TE 25 36.76%
Jared Goff QB 22 32.35%
Robert Woods WR 22 32.35%
Aaron Green RB 19 27.94%
Tyler Higbee TE 19 27.94%
Sammy Watkins WR 19 27.94%
Michael Dunn OT 18 26.47%
Malcolm Brown RB 18 26.47%
Paul McRoberts WR 11 16.18%
John Sullivan C 11 16.18%
Andrew Whitworth OT 11 16.18%
Rodger Saffold OT 11 16.18%
Jamon Brown G 11 16.18%
Sam Rogers RB 9 13.24%
Shakeir Ryan WR 9 13.24%
Temarrick Hemingway TE 4 5.88%
Lenard Tillery RB 3 4.41%
Alex Kozan G 3 4.41%
Travis Wilson TE 3 4.41%
Dan Orlovsky QB 3 4.41%
Parker Collins C 3 4.41%

Plenty of work for some of those offensive line reserves. Worth pointing out that starting RT Rob Havenstein got a ton more time than the other starters (20 additional snaps, to be exact).

One note from the wide receivers? It would seem that WR Brandon Shippen has a leg up on WR Paul McRoberts and WR Shakeir Ryan, for whatever that’s worth.

Overall through three games, you’ve got seven players who have cracked at least 100 of the offense’s 205 snaps, five of whom are on the offensive line.

Defense

PS Week 3 v Chargers - Defense

Player POS Def Def%
Player POS Def Def%
Dominique Hatfield CB 58 87.88%
Andy Mulumba LB 42 63.64%
Michael Jordan CB 41 62.12%
Davis Tull LB 41 62.12%
Isaiah Johnson FS 37 56.06%
Cassanova McKinzy LB 32 48.48%
Tyrunn Walker DT 32 48.48%
Marqui Christian SS 30 45.45%
Nicholas Grigsby LB 28 42.42%
Josh Forrest LB 27 40.91%
Cody Davis FS 27 40.91%
Bryce Hager LB 26 39.39%
Carlos Davis CB 25 37.88%
Tanzel Smart DT 25 37.88%
Casey Sayles DT 24 36.36%
Mike Purcell NT 23 34.85%
Blake Countess CB 21 31.82%
Morgan Fox DE 19 28.79%
Ethan Westbrooks DT 18 27.27%
Folarin Orimolade LB 17 25.76%
John Johnson DB 17 25.76%
Louis Trinca-Pasat DT 17 25.76%
Corey Littleton LB 16 24.24%
Lamarcus Joyner CB 16 24.24%
Omarius Bryant DT 16 24.24%
Tyquwan Glass DB 15 22.73%
Matt Longacre DE 15 22.73%
Willie Mays III OLB 15 22.73%
Trumaine Johnson CB 6 9.09%

Reminder of who was inactive for the game, because it clearly affected things in a major way here.

Suffice to say we have a clear battle at corner between CB Dominique Hatfield and CB Mike Jordan?

Hard to parse the linebacking snaps for anything concrete given that all four starters were out...

Special Teams

PS Week 3 v Chargers - Special Teams

Player POS ST ST%
Player POS ST ST%
Cory Harkey TE 13 54.17%
Sam Rogers RB 11 45.83%
Josh Forrest LB 11 45.83%
Marqui Christian SS 10 41.67%
Cassanova McKinzy LB 9 37.50%
Folarin Orimolade LB 9 37.50%
Lenard Tillery RB 8 33.33%
John Johnson DB 8 33.33%
Jake McQuaide LS 8 33.33%
Aarion Penton CB 8 33.33%
Aaron Green RB 7 29.17%
Isaiah Johnson FS 7 29.17%
Carlos Davis CB 7 29.17%
Johnny Hekker P 7 29.17%
Darrell Williams OT 6 25.00%
Cody Wichmann G 6 25.00%
Shakeir Ryan WR 6 25.00%
Alex Kozan G 6 25.00%
Tyquwan Glass DB 6 25.00%
Greg Zuerlein K 6 25.00%
Travis Coons K 6 25.00%
Austin Blythe C 5 20.83%
Pace Murphy OT 5 20.83%
Justin Davis RB 5 20.83%
Travis Wilson TE 5 20.83%
Andy Mulumba LB 5 20.83%
Cody Davis FS 5 20.83%
Mike Purcell NT 5 20.83%
Kevin Davis LB 5 20.83%
Michael Dunn OT 4 16.67%
Paul McRoberts WR 4 16.67%
Temarrick Hemingway TE 4 16.67%
Tanzel Smart DT 4 16.67%
Pharoh Cooper WR 3 12.50%
Tyler Higbee TE 3 12.50%
Dominique Hatfield CB 3 12.50%
Michael Jordan CB 3 12.50%
Bryce Hager LB 3 12.50%
Morgan Fox DE 3 12.50%
Corey Littleton LB 3 12.50%
Lamarcus Joyner CB 3 12.50%
Matt Longacre DE 3 12.50%
Johnny Mundt TE 3 12.50%
Brandon Shippen WR 2 8.33%
Rob Havenstein OT 2 8.33%
Louis Trinca-Pasat DT 2 8.33%
Jake Eldrenkamp G 1 4.17%
Josh Reynolds WR 1 4.17%
Gerald Everett TE 1 4.17%
Davis Tull LB 1 4.17%
Tyrunn Walker DT 1 4.17%
Ethan Westbrooks DT 1 4.17%
Trumaine Johnson CB 1 4.17%

With these special teams snaps and the injury to TE Temarrick Hemingway, does TE Cory Harkey have an inside track now to the 53-man roster?

Harkey is among the top eight non-core (i.e. K, P, LS) special teams contributors who have cleared more than 25 of the Rams’ 81 preseason special teams snaps: FB Sam Rogers (37), Harkey (37), S Marqui Christian (34), LB Folarin Orimolade (30), LB Andy Mulumba (29), S John Johnson (29), LB Josh Forrest (27) & CB Dominique Hatfield (26). If we get a shocker on the 53-man, good chance it comes out of this group.


As always, drop your observations on the playing time from this week as well as anything you’re seeing moving forward from the preseason snaps trends as they develop.