Jaguars Vs. Chargers: Week 7 Snap Count Analysis

Who played the most snaps against the Chargers on Sunday and why? We give our thoughts on what each snap count for the Jaguars' latest loss means for the team moving forward.
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While watching a game live can give you one impression of a player's usage, looking at the actual amount of snaps they played compared to their teammates can also provide insight into the team's strategy and outlook.

When looking at the snap counts for the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-6) after their 39-29 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, it is clear to see what kind of plan the Jaguars went into the game with, and what limitations they had from a personnel standpoint.

Who played a lot, and why? Did the snaps mean anything or nothing? We examine below:

Offense (63 snaps)

LT Cam Robinson: 63 (100%)

LG Andrew Norwell: 63 (100%)

C Brandon Linder: 63 (100%)

RT Jawaan Taylor: 63 (100%)

QB Gardner Minshew: 63 (100%)

RB James Robinson: 57 (90%)

WR DJ Chark: 55 (87%)

WR Keelan Cole: 48 (76%)

WR Laviska Shenault: 47 (75%)

TE James O'Shaughnessy: 44 (70%) 

RG Tyler Shatley: 33 (52%)

RG Ben Bartch: 30 (48%)

TE Ben Ellefson: 19 (30%)

WR Chris Conley: 16 (25%)

WR Collin Johnson: 12 (19%) 

FB Bruce Miller: 10 (16%) 

RB Dare Ogunbowale: 6 (10%)

TE Eric Saubert: 1 (2%)

  • With Chris Thompson added to the COVID-19 list the day before Sunday's game, it is no surprise that James Robinson played a career-high in snaps and snap percentage, surpassing the figures he set in Week 5 vs. the Bengals. Robinson was more or less Jacksonville's entire offense on Sunday, so there could be a chance the Jaguars continue to feature him. 
  • Doug Marrone said Friday that Tyler Shatley and Ben Bartch would split reps at right guard and that is exactly what happened. Shatley started the game and played three more snaps than the rookie right guard, who saw his snaps decrease after 55 in Week 6. 
  • Bruce Miller played double-digit snaps for the first time since Week 2. Considering the issues at tight end it wasn't surprising to see the Jaguars make him more of a part of the offense.
  • The tight end position saw a lot of change in snap counts this week. Tyler Eifert was ruled out with a neck injury while Tyler Davis was a healthy scratch, leading to James O'Shaughnessy and Ben Ellefson serving as the team's top two tight ends for the first time this season.
  • Chris Conley continues to not get a ton of reps, but he at least made the most out of his opportunities by catching a 28-yard touchdown pass. Those are the types of plays he needs to make to maximize his role.

Defense (81 snaps)

FS Brandon Watson: 81 (100%)

SS Josh Jones: 81 (100%) 

CB CJ Henderson: 79 (98%) 

CB Tre Herndon: 77 (95%)

LB Joe Schobert: 77 (95%)

LB Quincy Williams: 76 (94%)

DE Josh Allen: 64 (79%)

NT DaVon Hamilton: 55 (68%)

DT Taven Bryan: 53 (65%)

DE Dawuane Smoot: 44 (54%)

CB Chris Claybrooks: 42 (52%)

DT Doug Costin: 35 (43%)

LB Kamalei Correa: 29 (36%)

DL Adam Gotsis: 29 (36%)

DE K'Lavon Chaisson: 26 (32%)

DT Caraun Reid: 18 (22%) 

CB Sidney Jones: 14 (17%) 

LB Dakota Allen: 5 (6%)

SS Daniel Thomas: 4 (5%)

CB Josiah Scott: 2 (2%)

  • With Jarrod Wilson and Andrew Wingard both injured, Brandon Watson started his first career game and played 100% of the snaps. He impressed in coverage at times and recorded seven tackles.
  • Dakota Allen started the game at weak side linebacker in place of an injured Myles Jack but he left with an ankle injury of his own after five plays. This led to Quincy Williams playing the second-most snaps of his career, trailing only the 78 snaps he played in Week 3 in 2019. Williams finished the game with seven tackles, one tackle for loss and a pass deflection.
  • The return of Josh Allen meant a reduced role for K'Lavon Chaisson. The rookie defensive end played his third-lowest snap total and second-lowest percentage of snaps this season, just a week after playing 55 snaps vs. the Lions. 
  • Sidney Jones left the game early with an injury, leading to Chris Claybrooks finding the field following a benching after Week 5. Claybrooks wasn't targeted much by Justin Herbert and will likely start for the Jaguars if Jones misses any time. 
  • Josh Allen played 64% of the snaps in his first game since Week 4 against the Bengals. He missed the last two games with a knee injury but was not limited in any way against the Chargers.