Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Who played the most on offense in 2011?
By Paul Kuharsky
Who played the most on offense in the AFC South in 2011?
Here’s a rundown, with percentage of offensive snaps played:
QB – Matt Hasselbeck, Titans, 90.4
RB – Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars, 74.93
FB – Greg Jones, Jaguars, 38.71
WR – Reggie Wayne, Colts, 98.8
WR – Pierre Garcon, Colts, 95.5
TE – Owen Daniels, Texans, 79.13
C – Brad Meester, Jaguars, 100
G – Wade Smith, Texans, 100
G – Uche Nwaneri, Jaguars, 100
G – Jake Scott, Titans, 100
T – Jeff Linkenbach, Colts, 100
T – Michael Roos, Titans, 100
A few notes:
Chris Johnson was the only back other than MJD to play as much as 60 percent of his team’s snaps (70.23).
Jones was the only fullback to play at least a third of his team’s snaps. Houston’s James Casey was next in fullback playing time, working 32.39 percent of the Texans’ snaps.
Wayne missed just 12 snaps and Garcon only 44 for the Colts. They are both heading for unrestricted free agency, and if both are lost that’s a lot of playing time to fill in. The next biggest number for a receiver in the division? The Titans' Nate Washington at 82.9.
Daniels didn’t beat out Jacksonville’s Marcedes Lewis (76.75) by much. I’d bet guessing the No. 3 tight end would be tough. Prove me wrong in the comments section below.
Two other offensive linemen narrowly missed 100 percent: Titans guard Eugene Amano missed only one play and Colts center Jeff Saturday was off the field for just six.