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Why are the Buccaneers platooning their right guards, and more from the snap counts

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The snap counts from the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Baltimore Ravens.

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The weirdest thing the Bucs have done the past two weeks is platoon Patrick Omameh and Garrett Gilkey at the right guard spot. This week it was a nearly even split, with Omameh taking 38 snaps and Gilkey taking 32 snaps (and being listed as a center in the game book, for some reason).

This is weird, and generally a losing proposition. It doesn't help the offensive line's communication, which relies on familiarity. It doesn't help either player's confidence. If you're doing it based on the play call, you're telegraphing tendencies. If you're doing it randomly....what? It's not like these guys are going to transform into different players mid-game.

Other than that, there's not much of interest in this week's snap counts. Louis Murphy played more than Mike Evans, but that's probably more due to Evans' lingering groin injury. Doug Martin continued to get the vast majority of the snaps. Crezdon Butler and Brandon Dixon split snaps at cornerback with Johnthan Banks out. All of the usual, really.

Player Position Offense % Defense % Special Teams %
70 67 33
D Dotson T 70 100% 13 39%
L Mankins G 70 100% 4 12%
A Collins T 70 100% 4 12%
E Dietrich-Smith C 70 100%
M Glennon QB 70 100%
V Jackson WR 61 87%
L Murphy WR 59 84%
A Seferian-Jenkins TE 59 84%
M Evans WR 55 79%
D Martin RB 50 71%
P Omameh G 38 54% 4 12%
G Gilkey C 32 46% 4 12%
B Myers TE 24 34% 5 15%
B Rainey RB 20 29% 19 58%
R Herron WR 13 19% 4 12%
J Lane FB 5 7% 5 15%
L Stocker TE 3 4% 24 73%
R Shepard WR 1 1% 20 61%
L David LB 67 100% 9 27%
M Foster LB 66 99%
M Barron SS 64 96%
M Wright SS 60 90% 9 27%
A Verner CB 58 87% 9 27%
G McCoy DT 51 76%
C McDonald DT 47 70% 9 27%
D Lansanah LB 46 69% 4 12%
M Johnson DE 43 64%
W Gholston DE 42 63% 9 27%
C Butler CB 40 60% 9 27%
B Dixon CB 35 52% 10 30%
S Solomon DE 28 42% 18 55%
D Bowers DT 22 33% 9 27%
A Spence DT 20 30%
J Smith DE 15 22%
B McDougald SS 11 16% 29 88%
K Tandy FS 10 15% 20 61%
D Fletcher LB 6 9% 29 88%
L Johnson CB 4 6% 16 48%
B Magee LB 2 3% 20 61%
M Koenen P 13 39%
S Patton WR 11 33%
A DePaola LS 9 27%
M James RB 7 21%
O Cousins T 4 12%
P Murray K 4 12%

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