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Chargers Week 2 snap counts

Same deal as last week.

Here are the snap counts for offense, defense, and special teams, along with my personal notes and takeaways from each set of numbers.

Here we go.

Offense

Notes:

  • After all five starting offensive lineman played 100% of the team’s snaps in week one, just three reached that mark against the Chiefs. However, Trai Turner, who missed last week entirely, played all but two, missing just a pair of plays in the second half. Right tackle Bryan Bulaga played just eight snaps before leaving the game with an apparent knee injury. It was unusually low-key of an event because no one really noticed he was gone until Trey Pipkins trotted out at right tackle. Hopefully we learn more about Bulaga later today.
  • Allen played all but two snaps on Sunday while Mike Williams was second with 74 out of the total 83 possible. Even with that snap count, Williams only saw just four targets which he turned into two catches for a team-low 14 yards. That’s quite the drop off from his team-high nine targets from Tyrod Taylor in week one.
  • The snaps at running back were almost split right down the middle between Austin Ekeler and Joshua Kelley on Sunday. There was a couple plays where they were on the field together, but in all, Ekeler played just 57% of the snaps while Kelley was in on 52%. Through two games, Kelley is fifth in the NFL with 35 total carries.
  • Joe Reed only got two snaps on offense but took his first career touch for eight yards on the ground. I believe he had one more snap against Cincy, however.

Defense

Notes:

  • Kyzir White played 100% of the defensive snaps against the Chiefs. I repeat, Kyzir White played every snap on defense. That is incredible after we’ve been told on multiple occasions that White would be pigeon-holed at the SAM because it would naturally limit his snap count. Well, Lynn said to heck with that, and it paid off as White was all over the place on Sunday.
  • Aside from Harris and Hayward also playing 100% of the defensive snaps, Michael Davis played 96%, as well. That’s a lot of run for the cornerbacks. I wouldn’t be surprised to see some guys get a little rest against the Panthers next week, so expect a little Brandon Facyson in there who played admirably in 2019 in Davis’ stead during his suspension.
  • Not sure if it should be highlighted all that much, but Joey Bosa only played 74% of the snaps while Melvin Ingram played 88%. That discrepancy may be due to Bosa’s nagging tricep injury, but I simply would have expected a higher percentage in an important game like this.
  • Justin Jones left the game in the first half which opened the door Tillery to have more snaps. He finished with just one tackle, but he impacted the game in plenty of other facets, including the block of the Chiefs’ first PAT of the game.

Special Teams

Notes:

  • A week after playing in place of the injured Drue Tranquill against the Bengals, Nick Vigil played just three snaps on Sunday, all of which came on special teams.
  • Newly-promoted UDFA Asmar Bilal got a single snap on special teams in his NFL debut.
  • UDFA Darius Bradwell saw four snaps on special teams but did not receive a carry on offense.

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