Defensive snaps: Bradham gets spike

December, 10, 2013
TAMPA, Fla. -- A look at snaps played by Buffalo Bills defensive players, while analyzing how the totals reflect the way players were used (totals provided by the NFL):

LB Kiko Alonso -- 66 of 66
S Jairus Byrd -- 66 of 66
CB Leodis McKelvin -- 66 of 66
CB Stephon Gilmore -- 64 of 66
S Aaron Williams -- 64 of 66
DT Marcell Dareus -- 59 of 66
DT Kyle Williams -- 53 of 66
DE Mario Williams -- 52 of 66
LB Manny Lawson -- 49 of 66
LB Nigel Bradham -- 47 of 66
DT Alan Branch -- 47 of 66
OLB Jerry Hughes -- 25 of 66
CB Nickell Robey -- 19 of 66
DL Corbin Bryant -- 18 of 66
S Da'Norris Searcy -- 12 of 66
DT Stefan Charles -- 10 of 66
LB Ty Powell -- 7 of 66
LB Arthur Moats -- 2 of 66
CB Ron Brooks -- 0 of 66
S Jim Leonhard -- 0 of 66
S Duke Williams -- 0 of 66

ANALYSIS: Bradham saw a sharp increase in snaps after being largely phased out of the defense for most of the season. In contrast, Moats played only two snaps. Was that a matter of game plan or a trend going forward? We'll have to see. ... Powell played seven snaps in place of Lawson, likely for evaluation purposes. On Monday, coach Doug Marrone said the Bills will look to get Powell more playing time in the coming games. ... Stefan Charles and Corbin Bryant were rotated into the mix along the defensive line. ... Among defensive backs, Searcy played only 12 snaps, while Brooks and Leonhard did not appear on defense. That was likely the result of the Buccaneers staying in more 'regular' personnel packages for much of the game.

Mike Rodak

ESPN Buffalo Bills reporter



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