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Here are some things that jump out when you look at snaps played for the Titans yesterday.

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The biggest offensive question I had coming into this game was how the running backs were going to be used.  They have three guys, Shonn Greene, Bishop Sankey and Dexter McCluster, who are all capable of running the football.  They all have different strengths (Greene- short yardage, Sankey- ability to run and catch out of backfield, McCluster- receiving and match-up problems), which is a good thing to have in the arsenal.

We got a little bit of clarity on how they will be used this year in Kansas City yesterday, though I think Sankey will get a lot more work as the season goes along.  Greene played 32 of the 79 offensive snaps.  McCluster played 19 and Sankey played 10.

The receiver split was interesting as well.  We hardly ever talk about Nate Washington because we are so excited about what Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter bring to the table, but it was Washington who paced the receivers with 75 snaps. Wright played 62 and Hunter played 52.  Derek Hagan was out there for 5 snaps and had a catch.

Defensively, Blidi Wreh-Wilson, Bernard Pollard, Wesley Woodyard, Jason McCourty and Michael Griffin all played 100% of the snaps.  It is not surprising to see the secondary guys play all of the snaps, but how long has it been since the Titans had a linebacker that was out there for 100% of the snaps?

The most interesting number to me on the defensive side of the ball was George Wilson.  He played 31 of the 57 snaps.  That shows you that the Titans spent a large part of the day in dime (or whatever you want to call it when there are six DBs on the field).  Coty Sensabaugh played the nickel and was out there for 39 plays.

After Woodyard, the other linebacker numbers broke down like this:

Derrick Morgan- 52

Kamerion Wimbley- 31

Shaun Phillips- 27

Zaviar Gooden- 22

Zach Brown- 4

Quentin Groves- 3