We speculated all week on how many snaps Corey Davis would be able to play in his return to the lineup. Well the answer was 39 of 52 offensive37 plays. That was just 3 plays less than Rishard Matthews who led the wide receivers in snaps. There was no indication that Davis had any setbacks during the game. That is a good sign going forward.
Eric Decker played just 23 snaps with Davis returning to his starting role. Decker did have 2 catches in the red zone, however, and will be more effective in this role.
As for other notes from the snap count numbers, DeMarco Murray is back to being the clear lead back. He played 37 snaps to Derrick Henry’s 19. Neither guy was very effective, as Terry and I discussed on the podcast. The only running back with any juice yesterday was Adoree Jackson:
The Titans need to get a complimentary back this offseason.
Delanie Walker and Jonnu Smith were on the field for almost the exact same number of snaps, 32 and 30 respectively. Delanie had his most productive game of the season with 5 catches for 71 yards. This to me indicates that they trust Smith to do everything that Delanie does. That is a really good sign for the future.
On defense, Johnathan Cyprien dominated the strong safety snaps with 61 to just 33 for Da’Norris Searcy. As with Davis, there didn’t seem to be a setback for Cyprien.
Kevin Dodd rose from the dead to play 12 snaps. It sure would be nice if he could contribute something to the struggling pass rush, but alas, it doesn’t appear that will be happening.