Snap count observations: Cooper sees less time on special teams

10/17/2013 8:12 AM

10/17/2013 3:13 PM

Here are some observations based on the snap-count data from the Chiefs’ 24-7 win over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Stats provided by the NFL.

*I feel like I write about this guy everyday, but rookie cornerback Marcus Cooper, who got the start on Sunday, logged 100 percent of the defensive snaps for the first time in his career on Sunday. This seemed to effect his workload on special teams, which dropped from 17 snaps (52 percent) the previous week against Tennessee to only seven (24 percent) against the Raiders.

Just last week, special teams coach Dave Toub said he was doing all he could to keep Cooper on special teams.

“I’m trying to steal reps when I can,” Toub said. “He’s very talented. Defense is slowly taking him away and that’s the way it is. Good players end up moving up, and that’s life in our world.

“I will try to keep using him on punt returns and in the return game where he’s coming off the field (when he doesn’t) necessarily have to go back out to play defense on the coverage units. That’s the plan with him.”

Former Kansas safety Bradley McDougald seemed to snap up all of Cooper’s old reps on Sunday, as he logged 10 special teams snaps on Sunday after not playing at all against the Titans.

*Cornerback Dunta Robinson returned to the field Sunday, logging 41 snaps just one week after he dressed but didnt play at all against Tennessee.

*Give Kendrick Lewis credit. The guy has a sprained ankle and he still managed to play every defensive snap. Last week, he played only 84 percent of the Chiefs’ defensive snaps.

*Receiver Chad Hall saw his playing time decrease sharply, as he logged only one offensive snap one week after he logged a season-high 16.

*The same can be said for receiver A.J. Jenkins, who went from 29 snaps to four, though some of that had to do with the fact starter Donnie Avery was healthy, unlike the week before.

*Guard Rishaw Johnson didn’t play after logging a snap the previous week.

*Rookie linebacker Nico Johnson earned a career-high 23 snaps on special teams. He essentially filled in for linebacker Dezman Moses, who was inactive with a toe injury.

Pos., Name Off. Snaps Snap % ST Snaps Snap %
RG Jon Asamoah 63 100% 4 14%
vs. Tennessee 69 99% 6 18%
C Rodney Hudson 63 100% 4 14%
vs. Tennessee 70 100% 6 18%
LG Jeff Allen 63 100% 4 14%
vs. Tennessee 68 97% 6 18%
RT Eric Fisher 63 100% 4 14%
vs. Tennessee
QB Alex Smith 63 100%
vs. Tennessee 70 100%
RB Jamaal Charles 60 95%
vs. Tennessee 63 90%
WR Dwayne Bowe 56 89%
vs. Tennessee 68 97%
TE Sean McGrath 56 89%
vs. Tennessee 62 89%
WR Donnie Avery 53 84%
vs. Tennessee 25 36%
WR Dexter McCluster 42 67% 8 28%
vs. Tennessee 46 66% 6 18%
LT Branden Albert 36 57%
vs. Tennessee 70 100% 6 18%
RT D. Stephenson 27 43% 4 14%
vs. Tennessee 70 100% 6 18%
FB Anthony Sherman 18 29% 18 62%
vs. Tennessee 17 24% 23 70%
TE Kevin Brock 14 22%
vs. Tennessee 13 19%
WR Junior Hemingway 9 14% 23 79%
vs. Tennessee 6 9% 19 58%
WR A.J. Jenkins 4 6%
vs. Tennessee 29 41%
OG Geoff Schwartz 1 2% 4 14%
vs. Tennessee 3 4% 6 18%
WR Chad Hall 1 2% 4 14%
vs. Tennessee 16 23% 3 9%
RB Knile Davis 1 2%
vs. Tennessee 5 7%
RB Cyrus Gray 23 79%
vs. Tennessee 2 3% 22 67%
Pos., Name Def. Snaps Snap % ST Snaps Snap %
CB Marcus Cooper 74 100% 7 24%
vs. Tennessee 56 81% 17 52%
OLB Justin Houston 74 100% 2 7%
vs. Tennessee 69 100% 5 15%
OLB Tamba Hali 74 100% 2 7%
vs. Tennessee 69 100% 5 15%
ILB Derrick Johnson 74 100% 2 7%
vs. Tennessee 69 100% 5 15%
S Kendrick Lewis 74 100%
vs. Tennessee 58 84% 1 3%
S Eric Berry 74 100%
vs. Tennessee 69 100% 2 6%
CB Sean Smith 73 99%
vs. Tennessee 64 93% 2 6%
NT Dontari Poe 63 85% 2 7%
vs. Tennessee 62 90% 4 12%
DE Tyson Jackson 45 61% 2 7%
vs. Tennessee 29 42% 4 12%
CB Dunta Robinson 41 55%
vs. Tennessee
DE Mike DeVito 40 54% 2 7%
vs. Tennessee 38 55% 4 12%
S Quintin Demps 35 47% 17 59%
vs. Tennessee 50 72% 20 61%
ILB Akeem Jordan 33 45% 20 69%
vs. Tennessee 13 19% 19 58%
DE Allen Bailey 21 28% 4 14%
vs. Tennessee 25 36% 7 21%
S Husain Abdullah 10 14% 24 83%
vs. Tennessee 4 6% 25 76%
DE Mike Catapano 5 7% 2 7%
vs. Tennessee 7 10% 5 15%
DE Anthony Toribio 4 5%
vs. Tennessee 8 12%
LB Frank Zombo 23 79%
vs. Tennessee 22 67%
CB Ron Parker 23 79%
vs. Tennessee 24 73%
LB J. Johnson 23 79%
vs. Tennessee 22 67%
LB Nico Johnson 23 79%
vs. Tennessee
P Dustin Colquitt 12 41%
vs. Tennessee 12 36%
LS Thomas Gafford 12 41%
vs. Tennessee 12 36%
S Bradley McDougald 10 34%
vs. Tennessee
K Ryan Succop 9 31%
vs. Tennessee 13 39%

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