We’re going to take a look at the top PFF grades and snap counts for the Tennessee Titans on both sides of the ball in Week 9.
Looking at the snap counts and top Pro Football Focus grades for the Tennessee Titans from their Week 9 loss to the Carolina Panthers tell some interesting stories. They will both encourage and infuriate you.
First we’re going to take a look at the snap counts on both sides of the ball, and follow that up with the top PFF grades on both sides of the ball, both of which will be accompanied with a little analysis.
Here we go, if you can stomach it.
Snap counts: Offense
-Obviously the most egregious blunder in these snap count totals to look at are those of running backs Dion Lewis and Derrick Henry. The Alabama product (40) had just five more snaps than Lewis (35), which should never happen based on the respective play of each of these backs this season. We saw a lot of this earlier in the season, then it was curtailed, but now its back. The irrational belief of Titans coaches in Lewis resulted in a fumble lost, by the way.
-Wide receiver Corey Davis (58) had the second-most snaps of any offensive player in Week 9, yet he saw just one target until late in the fourth quarter. Mind-blowing stuff.
-One actual good thing to pull from these snap counts is that both Davis and fellow wideout A.J. Brown (52) saw a significant increase in their snaps from Week 8. Davis saw 21 more, while Brown saw 16 more. Brown’s Week 9 snap count was by far his highest of the 2019 season, as his previous career-high was 39.
-Tight end Jonnu Smith (55) dominated snaps in place of fellow tight end Delanie Walker. Last week, Smith’s snap count totals were much closer to those of tight ends Anthony Firkser (20) and MyCole Pruitt (13), both of whom had 33 compared to Smith’s 43 in Week 8.
-The Titans really tried to get No. 5 receiver Kalif Raymond (22) involved. Raymond’s Week 9 snap count was more than half the season total of the man he replaced, wideout Darius Jennings (34). Raymond inexplicably saw two key targets late in the fourth quarter.