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Snap counts: Buccaneers go with even split in backfield

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The snap counts from the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears are in.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers saw Doug Martin return to play, and they immediately went with an even three-way split among their running backs. Martin managed 26 snaps, while Bobby Rainey and Charles Sims both received 25. Rainey was mostly used as a third-down back, however, while Martin appeared to be the main runner -- he received 11 carries, compared to Sims' six and Rainey's one. Given Martin's continued ineffectiveness, he'll likely lose some of those carries to Rainey and Sims going forward.

On defense, Jacquies Smith's increased snaps did not come at the expense of Michael Johnson, who continues to play around 66% of snaps every game. Instead, William Gholston managed just 25 snaps and Larry English was reduced to a bit role with 10 snaps.

Player Position Offense % Defense % Special Teams %
76 57 31
D Dotson T 76 100% 7 23%
L Mankins G 76 100% 3 10%
A Collins T 76 100% 3 10%
P Omameh G 76 100% 3 10%
J McCown QB 76 100%
E Dietrich-Smith C 76 100%
V Jackson WR 74 97%
M Evans WR 74 97%
L Murphy WR 58 76%
L Stocker TE 54 71% 8 26%
D Martin RB 26 34%
B Rainey RB 25 33% 11 35%
C Sims RB 25 33%
A Seferian-Jenkins TE 20 26%
B Myers TE 17 22% 4 13%
J Lane FB 5 7%
R Shepard WR 2 3% 23 74%
A Verner CB 57 100% 5 16%
D Lansanah LB 57 100% 5 16%
D Goldson FS 57 100% 1 3%
J Banks CB 55 96% 5 16%
M Foster LB 52 91% 4 13%
G McCoy DT 51 89% 5 16%
M Johnson DE 39 68% 1 3%
M Wright SS 37 65% 4 13%
J Smith DE 37 65% 1 3%
C McDonald DT 36 63% 4 13%
O Lemon LB 26 46% 24 77%
W Gholston DE 25 44% 14 45%
B McDougald SS 22 39% 14 45%
A Spence DT 21 37% 3 10%
L Johnson CB 17 30% 23 74%
I Frey CB 14 25% 13 42%
L English DE 10 18% 4 13%
T Fatinikun DE 9 16% 17 55%
D Fletcher LB 5 9% 27 87%
K Tandy FS 23 74%
B Magee LB 22 71%
B Dixon CB 15 48%
M Thigpen WR 13 42%
M Koenen P 13 42%
A DePaola LS 9 29%
G Gilkey C 3 10%
O Cousins T 3 10%
P Murray K 3 10%

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