Defensive snaps: Marks gets a break

November, 18, 2013
11/18/13
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- A look at snaps played by Jacksonville Jaguars defenders in Sunday’s 27-14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals and what it means:

S Johnathan Cyprien: 69 of 69
LB Geno Hayes: 69 of 69
CB Alan Ball: 68 of 69
LB Russell Allen: 67 of 69
S Josh Evans: 58 of 69
DT Sen'Derrick Marks: 47 of 69
DE Jason Babin: 46 of 69
CB Will Blackmon: 42 of 69
DT Roy Miller: 42 of 69
DE Tyson Alualu: 38 of 69
CB Dwayne Gratz: 37 of 69
DT Brandon Deaderick: 33 of 69
DE Andre Branch 33 of 69
LB John Lotulelei: 26 of 69
DE Jeremy Mincey: 26 of 69
LB J.T. Thomas: 18 of 69
S Winston Guy: 16 of 69
CB Mike Harris: 16 of 69
DE Ryan Davis: 8 of 69.

Analysis: Coach Gus Bradley and defensive coordinator Bob Babich have talked about reducing the number of snaps Marks plays to save wear and tear but they’ve been unable to do so because the other defensive tackles have not played well. They got it done Sunday, though, because Marks played a season-low in snaps. Deaderick's 33 snaps were the most he's played since the 33 snaps in Week 5 and are just three shy of his season high. ... Lotulelei had played nine snaps on defense all season but was forced into a starting role because of Paul Posluszny's absence and Allen's move inside. Lotulelei was solid and finished with three tackles. ... Bradley singled out Branch and Babin on Monday as guys who played well against the Cardinals. Babin had five tackles, one sack, two tackles for loss, two quarterback hurries, and one hair tackle. Branch also had a sack and two quarterback hurries. He’s starting to gain a fuller understanding of the defense. ... Cyprien is the only defensive player to have been on the field for every snap this season.

Mike DiRocco | email

ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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