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Denver Broncos @ NY Jets: Offensive Snap Counts

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We take a look at who played on offense and how often.

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

David Nelson was out and there were big injuries to guard Brian Winters and wide receiver David Nelson, so keep that in mind when looking at the snap counts below. There were some things to like from Marty, although it's obvious the team has little trust in Geno throwing the ball down-field, when that's the case it's easy to stop the run and that's exactly what Denver did.

Player Position Snaps % of Offensive Snaps
D'Brickashaw Ferguson OT 63 100%
Breno Giacomini OT 63 100%
Nick Mangold C 63 100%
Geno Smith QB 63 100%
Willie Colon OG 62 98%
Eric Decker WR 56 89%
Jeff Cumberland TE 49 78%
Greg Salas WR 47 75%
Jeremy Kerley WR 39 62%
Brian Winters OG 39 62%
Jace Amaro TE 36 57%
Oday Aboushi OG 24 38%
Chris Ivory RB 23 37%
Chris Johnson RB 20 32%
Bilal Powell RB 18 29%
T.J Graham WR 17 27%
John Conner FB 6 10%
Zach Zudfeld TE 3 5%
Walt Powell WR 1 2%
Dalton Freeman OG 1 2%

So what can we gather from this? Well first of all it's great to see Amaro up around 60% of the offensive snaps. I really think he should be the feature TE. We saw examples of how he uses his athletic ability in both pass catching and blocking. It's a gradual increase but hopefullyhe can be in around 80% of plays by the time we get to the bye-week. Not only is he an impressive athlete but he is obviously the future at the position.

It was great to see Decker out there and looking pretty healthy, he was moving well and he was cutting with ease. Dalton Freeman got his first bit of action, coming in to play guard for Colon for a single snap. Kerley went from playing 91% last week to just 62% this week. I really do think we under utilize Kerley in the passing game, and he got open a few times yesterday and was just ignored completely.

I know a lot of people love Salas, and he does have some ability but he is a below average receiver. When you can get the ball in his hands, he has the ability to make sure people miss, but if you watch the game again, he rarely gets separation and isn't the most reliable guy, see the drop just before half time. Those kind of plays are massive. Although if I were Geno, I would have run the exact same play, just with Decker. They both were given a cushion to work with.