Eagles. vs. Buccaneers Snap Counts: Why is Tom Crabtree not playing more?

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

We review the snap counts for Sunday's game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Philadelphia Eagles.

So the Tampa Bay Buccaneers get their starting tight end back in Tom Crabtree. The one guy on the roster who can both catch passes and block defensive ends. What do you do, then? Well, you give him just 18 snaps while receiver only Tim Wright gets double that and offensive tackle Jamon Meredith gets 21 snaps. And we wonder why the offense tends to struggle.

Tiquan Underwood replaced Mike Williams with 86% of all offensive snaps, which is no surprise. Chris Owusu's ahead of Eric Page on the receiver depth chart, getting 36 snaps. Also not a shock. This is the first time Mike James got some good playing time with 12 snaps (17%), though. It seems like they're giving Doug Martin a little more relief.

On defense Daniel Te'o-Nesheim continues to get three times Da'Quan Bowers' snaps. Mostly that's a consequence of Te'o-Nesheim playing in base defense while Bowers only plays on passing defense, but it really is starting to be a problem. Bowers is a better edge rusher than either Adrian Clayborn or Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, but he's now splitting snaps with Steven Means. No wonder the Bucs can't get any pass rush with four down linemen.

On a more positive note, Keith Tandy got 14 snaps and didn't stand out negatively, so I guess there's that.

Player Pos. Off. % Def. % ST %
Totals 72 68 30
T Larsen C 72 100% 10 33%
D Joseph G 72 100% 4 13%
D Penn T 72 100% 4 13%
D Dotson T 72 100% 4 13%
M Glennon QB 72 100%
V Jackson WR 69 96%
J Zuttah C 68 94%
T Underwood WR 62 86% 4 13%
D Martin RB 45 62%
C Owusu WR 42 58%
T Wright TE 36 50% 4 13%
E Lorig FB 21 29% 19 63%
J Meredith T 21 29% 4 13%
T Crabtree TE 18 25% 4 13%
B Leonard RB 15 21% 20 67%
M James RB 12 17% 7 23%
E Page WR 8 11% 7 23%
J Demps RB 7 10% 5 17%
S Larsen FB 7 10% 5 17%
R Shepard WR 1 1% 20 67%
D Goldson FS 68 100% 11 37%
D Revis CB 68 100% 6 20%
M Barron SS 68 100% 6 20%
L David LB 67 99% 10 33%
J Banks CB 66 97% 6 20%
G McCoy DT 58 85% 6 20%
A Clayborn DE 56 82% 5 17%
D Te'o-Nesheim DE 52 76% 5 17%
L Johnson CB 50 74% 10 33%
M Foster LB 50 74% 5 17%
A Spence DT 43 63% 10 33%
D Landri DT 22 32%
D Bowers DE 16 24% 1 3%
D Watson LB 15 22% 23 77%
K Tandy SS 14 21% 15 50%
S Means DE 12 18% 6 20%
G Gibson DT 11 16% 1 3%
A Hayward LB 7 10% 21 70%
J Casillas LB 5 7% 22 73%
M Koenen P 14 47%
A Economos LS 9 30%
D Carr DB 9 30%
G Carimi G 4 13%
R Lindell K 4 13%

We have the season total of snap counts listed on our 2013 season snap counts page.

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