Breaking down Packers' offensive snaps

August, 18, 2014
Aug 18
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GREEN BAY, Wis. – Here's a look at the snap counts from the Green Bay Packers' 21-7 preseason win over the St. Louis Rams on Saturday:

Total offensive snaps (70)

Quarterbacks
Scott Tolzien: 29
Aaron Rodgers: 24
Matt Flynn: 14
Chase Rettig: 3
Notes: Running mostly the no-huddle, Rodgers played the first two series and produced 10 points in his first preseason action of the summer. Tolzien and Flynn flip-flopped from the opener with Tolzien going first this time. He put up better numbers (10-of-15 for 107 yards) but no points in five series. A lost fumble by running back DuJuan Harris killed one of those drives. Also, coach Mike McCarthy opted to go for it on fourth-and-goal from the 5 to give Tolzien another snap. That would have ordinarily been an easy field goal. Flynn's numbers weren't much (2-of-3 for 44 yards), but he accounted for 11 points in three series, including a 34-yard touchdown to rookie receiver Jeff Janis.

Running backs
DuJuan Harris: 20
LaDarius Perkins: 13
Michael Hill: 13
James Starks: 12
Eddie Lacy: 12
John Kuhn: 8
Ina Liaina: 3
Notes: In his only series, Lacy showed the kind of versatility the Packers want from him this season. He was his usual productive self as a ball carrier with five carries for 25 yards. He also had two catches for 22 yards. However, his blitz-pickup ability was not tested because the Rams almost never pressured Rodgers. Starks (four carries, 9 yards) took the second series but didn't come anywhere close to the production he had the previous week against the Titans. Harris looked good squirting through some tight holes (4.6-yard average on seven carries) but lost a fumble in the third quarter. Hill showed some elusiveness when he picked up 27 yards on a screen pass in the third quarter. Perkins did not display quite the same ability as fellow undrafted rookie Rajion Neal, who missed the game because of a knee injury.

Receivers
Davante Adams: 33
Jordy Nelson: 24
Randall Cobb: 24
Chris Harper: 22
Jarrett Boykin: 22
Kevin Dorsey: 20
Jeff Janis: 18
Myles White: 17
Alex Gillett: 11
Gerrard Sheppard: 9
Notes: The only ball Nelson saw in his debut after missing the opener with a hamstring injury was the comeback route for a 10-yard touchdown that was called back because of a holding penalty. Nelson, Cobb (three catches for 34 yards and a touchdown) and Boykin (three catches for 21 yards) started the game in a three-receiver set. Adams hasn't quite done enough to unseat Boykin as the No. 3 receiver, but he made a nice catch on a post for 14 yards when it looked like Rams cornerback Marcus Roberson might have a play on the ball. Adams quickly darted in front of him to beat Roberson to the spot. Adams might have been able to avoid that all together had he cut more sharply but he made the play anyway. On the same drive, Adams had another 14-yard catch on a stop-and-go move. He was one broken tackle away from a touchdown. He also caught a 2-point conversion from Flynn. Janis showed off his 4.42 40 speed on his 34-yard touchdown catch and run. Dorsey dropped a go route from Tolzien along the sideline.

Tight ends
Andrew Quarless: 26
Richard Rodgers: 17
Jake Stoneburner: 9
Ryan Taylor: 7
Justin Perillo: 6
Brandon Bostick: 4
Notes: Richard Rodgers may have quietly taken control of the starting job. He opened with the No. 1 offense for the second straight game although he did have a ball thrown his way. He played the entire opening series; the Packers did not sub because they were in the no-huddle. Bostick went next and after an impressive 23-yard catch and run last week against the Titans, he had a 9-yarder before departing with a lower leg injury that is not believed to be serious. Bostick also has shown he might be the best blocking tight end on the roster. Quarless finished as the game's leading receiver with four catches for 58 yards but pushed off and then dropped a fade on fourth-and-goal from Tolzien. He was called for offensive pass interference on the play.

Offensive line
Aaron Adams: 46
Lane Taylor: 40
Derek Sherrod: 40
Andrew Tiller: 40
Corey Linsley: 40
Bryan Bulaga: 24
Josh Sitton: 24
T.J. Lang: 24
David Bakhtiari: 24
JC Tretter: 24
Jordan McCray: 6
Garth Gerhart:
Jeremy Vujnovich: 6
John Fullington: 6
Notes: The Packers must feel good enough about Tretter after just two games that McCarthy pulled his neophyte starting center with the rest of the No. 1 offense after two, 12-play drives. A week earlier, Tretter stayed on for two additional series after the starters departed. The Packers still need to find a backup tackle and a backup guard. Adams and Sherrod combined to allow two sacks, two quarterback hits and a hurry, according to ProFootballFocus.com. Sherrod also had a false start in the red zone.

Rob Demovsky

ESPN Green Bay Packers reporter

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