Snap report: Pollard deserves day off

December, 9, 2013
12/09/13
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Our weekly look at the Tennessee Titans snap count from Sunday's game with some thoughts on what they mean:

Offense, 50 snaps

LT Michael Roos, 50
LG Andy Levitre, 50
C Brian Schwenke, 50
RG Chance Warmack, 50
RT David Stewart, 50
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, 50

WR Nate Washington, 39
WR Justin Hunter, 38
WR Kendall Wright, 38
RB Chris Johnson, 30
TE Taylor Thompson, 29
TE Visanthe Shiancoe, 26
RB Shonn Greene, 16
FB Quinn Johnson, 12
TE Craig Stevens, 11
WR Michael Preston, 9
OT Mike Otto, 2

With tight end Delanie Walker out, Stevens figured to get more than 11 snaps. He was coming off a concussion and perhaps he was limited because of that. The Titans would have been far better off with Walker and Stevens playing their regular share. Greene did some of his best work but the Titans weren’t able to find a way to stick with him.

Defense, 95 snaps

SS Bernard Pollard, 95
CB Alterraun Verner, 93
CB Jason McCourty, 93
FS Michael Griffin, 90
CB Coty Sensabaugh, 77
DT Sammie Hill, 70
DE Derrick Morgan, 69
DT Jurrell Casey, 68
LB Moise Fokou, 65
FS George Wilson, 44
DE Ropati Pitoitua, 40
LB Zach Brown, 38
LB Akeem Ayers, 33
LB Zaviar Gooden, 31
LB Colin McCarthy, 30
DT Antonio Johnson, 30
DE Karl Klug, 27
DE Kamerion Wimbley, 26
DT Mike Martin, 21
S Daimion Stafford, 5

Pollard deserves Wednesday off. That is an exhausting day in the freezing cold. The defense played nearly as many snaps as the Pittsburgh and San Diego games combined (106). Sensabaugh's count is a huge number for a guy who’s not an every-down presence. We've already hit on the work distribution of the linebackers. That’s a huge workload for the massive Hill. The problem is, he should key the run-stopping efforts and the Broncos averaged 4.8 yards a carry and had runs of 25, 20 and 15 yards.

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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