Eagles Snap Counts: Havili Earns More Playing Time

Here’s a look at snap counts for the Eagles during their Week 5 loss against the Steelers. We’ll go position-by-position.

 Overall SnapsSnap %
LeSean McCoy4681%
Stanley Havili2137%
Bryce Brown47%
Dion Lewis35%

For the first time all season, the Eagles activated Dion Lewis, but the second-year back only played three snaps and did not have a touch. He may not have seen the field at all, but Bryce Brown suffered a shoulder injury during the game. Brown had one carry for 4 yards.

Meanwhile, Stanley Havili continues to see the field more. He performed well against the Giants, playing about 38.9 percent of the team’s offensive snaps. And against the Steelers, he played about 37 percent. Expect Havili to have a role going forward.

 Overall SnapsSnap %
Jeremy Maclin5393%
DeSean Jackson4986%
Jason Avant2951%
Damaris Johnson47%
Brent Celek5495%
Clay Harbor2239%

Riley Cooper was a bit of a surprise inactive after the Eagles listed him as probable on the injury report. However, this was not a game where the Eagles used many 4-WR sets. With an increased emphasis on pass protection, I’m not sure we’re going to see those 4-WR sets much the rest of the season. Damaris Johnson only played four snaps.

Clay Harbor, meanwhile, played 39 percent of the snaps, his highest percentage since Week 2. The Eagles only played Harbor for 11 snaps against Arizona, but clearly thought he’d be more useful against Pittsburgh.

 Overall SnapsSnap %
Trent Cole5170%
Jason Babin5170%
Fletcher Cox4562%
Cullen Jenkins4156%
Derek Landri3142%
Cedric Thornton2940%
Darryl Tapp2332%
Brandon Graham1926%
Phillip Hunt68%

On the defensive side of the ball, it’s clear that Fletcher Cox is a backup in name only. He consistently plays more snaps than Cullen Jenkins and Derek Landri, who line up at defensive tackle with the first team.  Trent Cole and Jason Babin played a lot of snaps. Brandon Graham and Phillip Hunt continue to rotate behind Babin. This time around, Graham played 19 snaps; Hunt just six.

 Overall SnapsSnap %
DeMeco Ryans7096%
Mychal Kendricks7096%
Jamar Chaney3649%
Casey Matthews34%

DeMeco Ryans and Mychal Kendricks came off the field for just three snaps each. Jamar Chaney got the start at WILL for an injured Akeem Jordan and played 49 percent of the snaps. Casey Matthews filled in for Kendricks, who left briefly with an injury. Matthews stayed on the field in nickel too, playing three snaps overall.

 Overall SnapsSnap %
Nnamdi Asomugha73100%
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie73100%
Brandon Boykin3548%
Brandon Hughes11%
Nate Allen73100%
Kurt Coleman73100%

No surprises in the secondary. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Nnamdi Asomugha, Nate Allen and Kurt Coleman all played every snap. Brandon Boykin was on the field in nickel 48 percent of the time.

During training camp, it looked like Curtis Marsh might have more of a role on this defense, but he’s played just two snaps all season.

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