Buccaneers vs. Falcons Snap Counts: Chris Owusu displaces Tiquan Underwood

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to shuffle their offensive personnel, while Da'Quan Bowers is seeing fewer and fewer snaps every week.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers decided to alter their game plan against the Atlanta Falcons. More two tight end sets were the norm, with both Tom Crabtree and Tim Wright playing around 50% of the snaps. Spencer Larsen was removed almost entirely as he had just two snaps, making me wonder why he's even on the roster at this point. Who needs two fullbacks?

Tiquan Underwood seems to have fallen from grace again after a mediocre 2013 debut against the Philadelphia Eagles the week before. Underwood has size and speed, but he's a sloppy route-runner and doesn't have great body control, which is why he didn't make the roster at the start of the season. Chris Owusu received twice as many snaps, and looks much more like a quality NFL receiver. If Williams continues to be limited, Owusu could turn into a very important part of this offense.

The Buccaneers had just 46 plays on defense in this game, which is an incredibly low total. They hadn't had a week under 60 plays before this game, and yet they still managed to give up 31 points for the second game in a row. With the offense having just one turnover, that's a little peculiar and speaks to the defense's giving up several long plays. The way the Bucs continue to not use Da'Quan Bowers is still baffling. He received just six snaps, with rookie William Gholston getting seven and Trevor Scott nine. Meanwhile, Daniel Te'o-Nesheim plays 80% of the snaps and does nothing.

Player Pos. Off. % Def. % ST %
Totals 83 46 30
D Penn T 83 100% 5 17%
D Dotson T 83 100% 5 17%
T Larsen C 83 100% 5 17%
D Joseph G 83 100% 4 13%
J Zuttah C 83 100% 1 3%
M Glennon QB 83 100%
V Jackson WR 82 99% 1 3%
M Williams WR 73 88%
T Wright TE 42 51% 2 7%
T Crabtree TE 40 48% 8 27%
M James RB 38 46% 7 23%
C Owusu WR 35 42%
E Lorig FB 31 37% 21 70%
D Martin RB 25 30%
B Leonard RB 19 23% 20 67%
T Underwood WR 16 19% 5 17%
G Carimi G 12 14% 5 17%
S Larsen FB 2 2% 7 23%
L David LB 46 100% 9 30%
J Banks CB 46 100% 6 20%
D Revis CB 46 100% 5 17%
M Foster LB 41 89% 5 17%
M Barron SS 41 89% 5 17%
G McCoy DT 40 87% 5 17%
A Clayborn DE 39 85% 5 17%
D Te'o-Nesheim DE 37 80% 4 13%
L Johnson CB 32 70% 7 23%
A Spence DT 31 67% 11 37%
K McCray FS 20 43% 4 13%
D Goldson FS 20 43% 4 13%
K Tandy SS 17 37% 13 43%
G Gibson DT 13 28%
J Casillas LB 11 24% 23 77%
T Scott DE 9 20% 7 23%
W Gholston DE 7 15% 2 7%
D Bowers DE 6 13%
D Watson LB 3 7% 22 73%
A Hayward LB 1 2% 20 67%
R Shepard WR 19 63%
M Koenen P 15 50%
M Adams CB 13 43%
A Economos LS 10 33%
E Page WR 10 33%
R Lindell K 5 17%
J Meredith T 5 17%

You can find a full-season list of snap counts here.

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