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Buccaneers snap counts: Charles Sims gets more time than Doug Martin

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The snap counts for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in, and Charles Sims takes the lead over Doug Martin, for now.

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One week after losing the game because the Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost a game because they decided to substitute in a sixth offensive lineman during the two-minute warning without taking someone off, the Bucs ditched that plan immediately. Instead, they gave tight end Luke Stocker a whopping 60 of 64 offensive snaps. Stocker's a pretty good blocker, but that's a fairly ridiculous workload for a blocking tight end.

In fact, the team's static packages on offense really stand out. Nine players played over 90% of the snaps and a tenth played 83%. Charles Sims took the lead role at running back over Doug Martin, with the split going 62%-38%. Neither back got more than a handful of carries, though, so this doesn't necessarily say much for the backs' roles going forward.

On defense, the Bucs continued to be oddly creative with their safeties. Bradley McDougald got the start over Major Wright, and he played 87% of the defensive snaps -- more than Dashon Goldson, who played just 68%. Wright himself came onto the field for 42% snaps, suggesting he took nearly all of the snaps that Wright and Goldson didn't. McDougald appears to be the team's starting strong safety of the future, but Goldson is losing his job, too.

Leonard Johnson hanging on to that nickel role over Isaiah Frey continues to be baffling, although other players are at least subbing in. Johnson's playing just 29% of the snaps now, so it's not like he's on the field a ton. But it's still a little weird.

Player Position Offense % Defense % Special Teams %
64 69 30
D Dotson T 64 100% 10 33%
L Mankins G 64 100% 3 10%
O Cousins T 64 100% 3 10%
P Omameh G 64 100% 3 10%
J McCown QB 64 100%
E Dietrich-Smith C 64 100%
V Jackson WR 62 97%
M Evans WR 61 95%
L Stocker TE 60 94% 3 10%
L Murphy WR 53 83%
C Sims RB 40 62%
D Martin RB 24 38%
C Brate TE 10 16% 9 30%
R Shepard WR 4 6% 20 67%
M James RB 3 5% 18 60%
K Pamphile T 3 5% 3 10%
D Lansanah LB 69 100% 7 23%
A Verner CB 64 93% 7 23%
J Banks CB 63 91% 7 23%
B McDougald SS 60 87% 7 23%
G McCoy DT 54 78% 7 23%
L David LB 51 74% 4 13%
A Spence DT 50 72% 10 33%
M Johnson DE 49 71% 7 23%
D Goldson FS 47 68% 5 17%
J Smith DE 45 65%
O Lemon LB 39 57% 19 63%
W Gholston DE 30 43%
M Wright SS 29 42% 2 7%
D Bowers DT 22 32%
L Johnson CB 20 29% 20 67%
L English DE 17 25% 18 60%
D Fletcher LB 16 23% 27 90%
I Frey CB 11 16% 7 23%
T Fatinikun DE 9 13% 20 67%
K Tandy FS 7 10% 20 67%
B Dixon CB 6 9% 1 3%
B Magee LB 1 1% 17 57%
M Koenen P 13 43%
S Patton WR 10 33%
A DePaola LS 9 30%
C Butler CB 8 27%
P Murray K 3 10%
G Gilkey C 3 10%

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