Cardinals vs. Buccaneers Snap Counts: Bowers sees role further reduced

Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Da'Quan Bowers continues to see fewer and fewer each game.

The snap counts from the Arizona Cardinals vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers game didn't reveal too many interesting issues. Johnthan Banks continues to get playing time ahead of Leonard Johnson, who played just 55% of the snaps, while Mark Barron managed just 10 snaps before leaving with an injury. Tim Wright is seeing more and more playing time, and he was involved in 39 of 76 plays.

Da'Quan Bowers snap count is what stood out the most to me, though. Bowers received 20 snaps in week one, 30 in week two, 18 in week three and just 13 against the Arizona Cardinals. It's not that Bowers has been dominant, because he really hasn't. But he has been a more effective pass rusher than Daniel Te'o-Nesheim by a mile, and yet Te'o-Nesheim continues to get the vast bulk of the snaps. I understand that they trust him more on running downs, but keeping Bowers off the field really is hurting the team's pass rush.

Player Pos. Off. % Def. % ST %
D Dotson T 76 100% 3 11%
D Joseph G 76 100% 2 7%
D Penn T 76 100% 2 7%
C Nicks G 76 100% 2 7%
J Zuttah C 76 100%
M Glennon QB 76 100%
V Jackson WR 73 96%
M Williams WR 71 93%
D Martin RB 67 88%
K Ogletree WR 44 58% 2 7%
T Wright TE 39 51% 2 7%
N Byham TE 35 46% 3 11%
E Lorig FB 23 30% 18 64%
B Leonard RB 7 9% 21 75%
S Larsen FB 7 9% 1 4%
J Meredith T 6 8% 2 7%
J Demps RB 3 4% 5 18%
R Shepard WR 2 3% 20 71%
M James RB 2 3% 4 14%
E Page WR 1 1% 7 25%
L David LB 62 100% 15 54%
D Goldson FS 62 100% 14 50%
J Banks CB 62 100% 8 29%
D Revis CB 62 100% 4 14%
A Clayborn DE 60 97% 5 18%
M Foster LB 58 94% 3 11%
G McCoy DT 56 90% 5 18%
A Black FS 54 87% 11 39%
D Te'o-Nesheim DE 48 77% 3 11%
A Spence DT 44 71% 7 25%
L Johnson CB 34 55% 7 25%
D Watson LB 19 31% 23 82%
G Gibson DT 16 26% 1 4%
D Bowers DE 13 21% 1 4%
M Barron SS 10 16%
J Casillas LB 9 15% 23 82%
K Tandy SS 9 15% 14 50%
S Means DE 4 6% 1 4%
A Hayward LB 21 75%
D Carr DB 16 57%
M Koenen P 14 50%
A Economos LS 11 39%
T Larsen C 5 18%
R Lindell K 2 7%

Check out our page with updated snap counts for the season totals.

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