Tennessee Titans Week 12 Snap Report

According to the NFL's player participation information, here's how the Titans lined up in yesterday's win over the Oakland Raiders:

Offense (79 total)
QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick 79
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 60, Shonn Greene 18, Collin Mooney 13
TE: Delanie Walker 70, Taylor Thompson 40, Craig Stevens 7
WR: Nate Washington 72, Kendall Wright 71, Justin Hunter 39, Kenny Britt 5
OL: Andy Levitre 79, Michael Roos 79, Brian Schwenke 79, David Stewart 79, Chance Warmack 79

Defense (57 total)
DE: Derrick Morgan 53, Ropati Pitoitua 40, Kamerion Wimbley 16, Karl Klug 10, Lavar Edwards 5
DT: Jurrell Casey 55, Sammie Lee Hill 29, Antonio Johnson 17
LB: Akeem Ayers 55, Zach Brown 48, Moise Fokou 47, Patrick Bailey 2
CB: Jason McCourty 57, Alterraun Verner 55, Coty Sensabaugh 16, Blidi Wreh-Wilson 2
S: Michael Griffin 57, Bernard Pollard 54, George Wilson 9

Jackie Battle, Beau Brinkley, Zaviar Gooden, Colin McCarthy, Mike Otto, Chris Spencer, Daimion Stafford, and Devon Wylie each only appeared on special teams. Rusty Smith was active but did not appear in the game except through inspiration he provided on the sidelines.

After the jump, the normal analysis. 

1. Shonn Greene only carried the ball on 5 of his 18 snaps. It's the second game in a row where the majority of the time he's been in the game the Titans haven't handed the ball to him.

2. Taylor Thompson far surpassed his previous season high of 25 snaps set Week 1 thanks to Craig Stevens' concussion.

3. Damian Williams' return might help, but the Titans are in a bit of a bind at WR4. Kenny Britt's two drops yesterday hurt his cause for more playing time, and I don't know if Devon Wylie's going to be here next week, so he's certainly not an option. They'll have to continue to rely on Justin Hunter as the WR3 and the continued health of Nate Washington and Kendall Wright.  I'd think about whether you really need 9 defensive linemen and 7 linebackers, though I also don't believe in an even split between offense and defense the way the Titans do.

4. Remember when Mike Martin was going to take a big step forward in his second season? That seems like a long time ago.

5. Moise Fokou's return sent Colin McCarthy to the bench, at least when the defense was on the field. I'd have to take a closer look at how Fokou played to see how he held up, but based on McCarthy's play this season, this was the right move.

6. Raiders WR3 Brice Butler: 17 snaps. Nickel CB Coty Sensabaugh: 16 snaps. Witchcraft!

7. George Wilson's 9 snaps were the most he played since he started for Griffin against the Rams, and this may have been the most he played in either a sub role (either Big Nickel or Ruby) since the Week 5 contest against the Chiefs.

8. Overall snap leaders on defense (720 total): Jason McCourty 714, Bernard Pollard 709, Alterraun Verner 676, Jurrell Casey 635, Michael Griffin 623, Zach Brown 568, Akeem Ayers 554, Derrick Morgan 511, Moise Fokou 415, Ropati Pitoitua 411.

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