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Monday, September 16, 2013
Defensive snaps: Bradham's time dips

By Mike Rodak

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- A look at snaps played by Buffalo Bills defensive players, while analyzing how the totals reflect the way players were utilized (totals provided by the NFL):

CB Leodis McKelvin -- 79 of 79
LB Kiko Alonso -- 79 of 79
S Aaron Williams -- 78 of 79
S Da'Norris Searcy -- 74 of 79
CB Justin Rogers -- 74 of 79
DE Mario Williams -- 68 of 79
OLB Manny Lawson -- 59 of 79
DT Marcell Dareus -- 58 of 79
DT Kyle Williams -- 58 of 79
DT Alex Carrington -- 50 of 79
CB Nickell Robey -- 43 of 79
OLB Jerry Hughes -- 36 of 79
LB Arthur Moats -- 33 of 79
S Jim Leonhard -- 30 of 79
DT Alan Branch -- 26 of 79
DL Corbin Bryant -- 17 of 79
OLB Jamaal Westerman -- 3 of 79
S Duke Williams -- 2 of 79
LB Nigel Bradham -- 1 of 79
CB Johnny Adams -- 0 of 91
CB Brandon Burton -- 0 of 91
OLB Marcus Dowtin -- 0 of 91
S Jonathan Meeks -- 0 of 91

ANALYSIS: Biggest drop from Week 1 to Week 2 belongs to Nigel Bradham, who went from 19 snaps (21 percent) to just one snap Sunday. Like after the opener, coach Doug Marrone said that "personnel matchups" kept Bradham from seeing more time. "We just felt better with the matchups we had in there," Marrone said Monday. "I told the coaches to make sure we talk to Nigel today, he should’ve understood that situation beforehand of what we’re trying to accomplish defensively." ... Also a big drop for Leonhard, who went from 63 percent to 38 percent, but much of that can be attributed to Da'Norris Searcy cramping up in the opener. ... Biggest jump came from Manny Lawson, who went from 41 percent to 75 percent, a reflection of the Panthers using more '21' personnel than the Patriots did. ... Corbin Bryant, who was inactive in Week 1, saw time on 17 plays, some of which came after Marcell Dareus was briefly hobbled in the first half.