Zone Read: Eagles-Jaguars, the Day After


SNAP COUNTS

The offense:

 Total SnapsPercentage Of Snaps
QUARTERBACKS
Nick Foles87100%
OFFENSIVE LINE
Todd Herremans87100%
Jason Kelce87100%
Jason Peters87100%
Andrew Gardner5968%
David Molk5563%
Allen Barbre3338%
Evan Mathis2832%
RUNNING BACKS
LeSean McCoy5867%
Darren Sproles3338%
WIDE RECEIVERS
Jeremy Maclin8092%
Riley Cooper7890%
Jordan Matthews5766%
Jeff Maehl1011%
Brad Smith22%
TIGHT ENDS
Brent Celek5968%
Zach Ertz5260%
James Casey56%

There’s quite a bit to digest here. Obviously, given the injuries to Allen Barbre and Evan Mathis, the Eagles had to play all seven offensive linemen, including their two active backups (David Molk and Andrew Gardner).

Sproles cut into McCoy’s playing time. I’ll admit I didn’t think we’d see that to this extent. McCoy played 79.1 percent of the Eagles’ offensive snaps a year ago. In Week 1, he played 67 percent.

Brent Celek played 68 percent, down from his 76.5 percent average a year ago. Ertz played 60 percent, up from 40.8 percent a year ago.

And Matthews played 66 percent as the team’s primary slot receiver. Brad Smith played just two offensive snaps.

The defense:

 Total SnapsPercentage Of Snaps
DEFENSIVE LINE
Fletcher Cox5271%
Bennie Logan4359%
Cedric Thornton4055%
Vinny Curry2636%
Beau Allen1926%
Brandon Bair1622%
OUTSIDE LBs
Connor Barwin6589%
Trent Cole5677%
Brandon Graham2534%
INSIDE LBs
Mychal Kendricks73100%
DeMeco Ryans7197%
CORNERBACKS
Cary Williams73100%
Bradley Fletcher6285%
Brandon Boykin2332%
Nolan Carroll II1318%
SAFETIES
Malcolm Jenkins73100%
Nate Allen6488%
Earl Wolff912%

The Eagles used their usual six-man rotation up front. I thought we might see more of a split between Logan and Beau Allen, but that didn’t happen. Vinny Curry played 36 percent of the snaps; he averaged 26.3 percent last year.

The Trent Cole/Brandon Graham split was similar to last year when it was 73.1 percent/26.8 percent. In Week 1 (77/34), Graham saw some snaps in place of Barwin.

Kendricks played every snap. The Eagles went dime on a couple occasions and took Ryans off the field.

It didn’t seem like the Jaguars used a lot of ’11’ personnel, so not a lot of snaps for Boykin. Nolan Carroll II spelled Bradley Fletcher on some occasions. Earl Wolff got in the game some in place of Nate Allen.

Marcus Smith II dressed, but did not play a snap on defense or special teams.

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GUESSING THE LINE: COLTS (-4.5)

Indianapolis is coming off a loss at Denver, and the Colts will be playing at home for the first time.

The Eagles, meanwhile, travel on the road looking to go 2-0. My guess is the Colts will land at around a 4.5-point favorite.