Bills vs. Buccaneers snap counts: Tim Wright the every-down player

Scott Cunningham

The snap counts for Sunday's game are in. Some surprising numbers for Tim Wright, Davin Joseph and Gerald McCoy.

Tim Wright is now an every-down player. That's new, and undoubtedly related to the loss of Tom Crabtree, but it's also a testament to his improvement as a run-blocker. Wright's been an explosive receiver all season long, but run blocking has been (and probably always will remain) a weakness. Wright has shown steady improvement throughout his tenure, though, and has now turned into an every-down player.

The most intriguing thing is something Gur already talked about: Davin Joseph was benched. That has been a long time coming, as Joseph has been the team's worst offensive lineman this year after returning from a knee injury. With Joseph scheduled to earn a hefty salary next season, his tenure as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer may be coming to an end, even though he's been widely praised for his leadership and locker room presence.

Another continued source of surprise (for me at least) is Gerald McCoy's new role as an every-down player. Every-down defensive tackles (or defensive linemen) are exceedingly rare, because they tend to tire in games. Most defensive linemen see one or two drives on the sideline every game. For months now, though, Gerald McCoy has played nearly every snap in every game. On the season he's played 89% of all snaps -- only Mark Barron and Lavonte David have played more snaps on defense.

Player Pos. Offense % Defense % Special Teams
Totals 66 67 32
D Penn T 66 100% 5 16%
J Meredith T 66 100% 5 16%
D Dotson T 66 100% 5 16%
M Glennon QB 66 100%
T Wright TE 59 89%
V Jackson WR 57 86%
J Zuttah C 51 77%
T Underwood WR 45 68%
D Joseph G 43 65% 5 16%
E Lorig FB 42 64% 16 50%
B Rainey RB 37 56%
T Larsen C 26 39% 5 16%
B Leonard RB 25 38% 8 25%
C Owusu WR 21 32%
G Carimi G 16 24% 5 16%
R Shepard WR 14 21% 24 75%
K Adams TE 11 17% 8 25%
S Dawson WR 7 11%
M Hill RB 5 8% 10 31%
S Larsen FB 2 3% 24 75%
E Page WR 1 2% 11 34%
D Goldson FS 66 99% 11 34%
J Banks CB 66 99% 4 12%
M Barron SS 66 99% 3 9%
G McCoy DT 66 99% 3 9%
D Revis CB 66 99% 2 6%
L David LB 59 88% 7 22%
L Johnson CB 58 87% 13 41%
A Clayborn DE 56 84% 3 9%
M Foster LB 53 79% 2 6%
A Spence DT 43 64% 2 6%
D Te'o-Nesheim DE 39 58% 2 6%
W Gholston DE 23 34% 1 3%
K Tandy SS 15 22% 20 62%
D Bowers DE 14 21% 1 3%
A Hayward LB 12 18% 24 75%
S Means DE 11 16% 6 19%
D Landri DT 11 16%
D Watson LB 10 15% 26 81%
D Gorrer DB 1 1% 22 69%
K McCray FS 1 1% 16 50%
K Glaud LB 1 1% 16 50%
M Koenen P 19 59%
A Economos LS 13 41%
R Lindell K 5 16%
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