Defensive snaps: Lots of Cover-2

October, 15, 2013
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A look at snaps played by Jacksonville Jaguars defenders in Sunday’s 35-19 loss to Denver, while analyzing what it means:

S Josh Evans 74 of 74

LB Paul Posluszny 74 of 74

S Johnathan Cyprien 74 of 74

LB Geno Hayes 74 of 74

CB Will Blackmon 69 of 74

CB Alan Ball 68 of 74

DT Sen’Derrick Marks 61 of 74

DE Tyson Alualu 59 of 74

DE Jason Babin 52 of 74

DE Andre Branch 45 of 74

CB Mike Harris 43 of 74

DT Roy Miller 32 of 74

DT Brandon Deaderick 31 of 74

LB Russell Allen 31 of 74

DT Abry Jones 21 of 74

S Chris Prosinski 5 of 74

DB Demetrius McCray 1 of 74

Analysis: The Jaguars played almost exclusively Cover-2 in an effort to keep Peyton Manning and the Broncos from making big plays down the field. They played mainly five defensive backs, with Prosinski and McCray on the field for only a handful of snaps. … Marks continues to play the majority of snaps, but it’s hard to argue with him being on the field that much because he has been the Jaguars’ best defensive lineman all season. He had a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery on Sunday. … The Jaguars rushed four or less all but once and only managed to hit Manning once (Cyprien). … Branch’s snap total was a season high. He sat out just two snaps after being penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct and giving the Broncos a first down.

Mike DiRocco | email

ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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