Pardon the belated nature of this post, but here's how the NFL has the Tennessee Titans lining up in Week 5's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Offense (69 total)
QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick 69
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 52, Jackie Battle 17, Collin Mooney 6
TE: Delanie Walker 66, Craig Stevens 11, Taylor Thompson 10
WR: Nate Washington 57, Kendall Wright 55, Kenny Britt 35, Justin Hunter 18, Damian Williams 18
OL: Andy Levitre 69, Michael Roos 69, David Stewart 69, Rob Turner 69, Chance Warmack 69
Defense (70 total)
DE: Ropati Pitoitua 47, Lavar Edwards 29, Derrick Morgan 27, Karl Klug 19, Kamerion Wimbley 17
DT: Jurrell Casey 65, Antonio Johnson 42, Mike Martin 16
LB: Moise Fokou 70, Zach Brown 39, Akeem Ayers 34, Colin McCarthy 2
CB: Jason McCourty 68, Alterruan Verner 68, Coty Sensabaugh 27, Tommie Campbell 16
S: Michael Griffin 70, Bernard Pollard 70, George Wilson 21
Patrick Bailey, Beau Brinkley, Zaviar Gooden, Mike Otto, Darius Reyanud, Chris Spencer, Daimion Stafford each only appeared on special teams. Rusty Smith did not appear in the game,
After the jump, the normal variety of notes.
1. The big theme on offensive personnel usage is the Titans wanted to play in 11 personnel, assuredly for matchup-related reasons. Thus, Collin Mooney and Craig Stevens saw a season-low in snaps. Both players' previous season lows (9 for Mooney, 23 for Stevens) came in the game against San Diego, another contest Dowell Loggains confirmed after the game the Titans were primarily in 11 for matchup-related reasons.
2. How's this for consistency? In their five games, the Titans have had at least 67 and no more than 70 offensive snaps in every game thus far.
3. Kenny Britt, WR3. His 35 snaps were a season-low (discounting last week's 0 due to injured-related inactiveness). Justin Hunter's 18 snaps were a season-high, up 4 from last week's previous season-high.
4. Nate Washington led Titans wide receivers in snaps for the second consecutive week. He has played at least 56 and no more than 59 snaps in the past four games, averaging 84% participation post-Pittsburgh.
5. Still no snaps for any backup offensive linemen, a streak that is at 342 snaps after lasting only 50 last year.
6. Obviously, Derrick Morgan's injury had a big effect on the defensive end snaps, as his season-to-date profile suggested he would have played about 60 snaps. I didn't keep track of this while watching the game, but I'd expect Pitoitua and Edwards, who made his season debut, were the biggest beneficiaries of that.
7. Zach Brown got banged up early, which probably limited his snaps a bit and gave more to George Wilson. It was interesting to see Colin McCarthy's cameo appearance, almost like some of the Ruby safety cameos last year.
8. Jason McCourty's two missed snaps were his first of the year, while Coty Sensabaugh's injury meant Tommie Campbell got to play for the second week in a row.
More on what I noticed in my annual pilgrimage to LP Field tomorrow.