Packers Snap Counts: Preseason Game One At SF

 

Several players helped their case for making the 53-man roster or the practice squad.  

 

PLAYER Snaps % STs/%
Hanson 56 79 1-4%
Runyan 46 65 2-8%
Newman 46 65 2-8%
Nijman 46 65 2-8%
Myers 36 51 1-4%
Tom 35 49 2-8%
Van Laanen 25 35 3-12%
Caleb Jones 25 35 2-8%
Rhyan 24 34 4-17%
Menet 15 21 2-8%
Clary 1 1 2-8%
       
Love 46 65  
Etling 25 35  
       
Goodson 29 41 6-25%
Taylor 19 27 3-12%
Baylor 14 20 1-4%
Williams 9 13 1-4%
       
Deguara 33 46% 7-29%
Tyler Davis 26 37 9-38%
Alize Mack 24 34 7-29%
Cannella 8 11 1-4%
       
A Rodgers 53 75 4-17%
Toure 44 62 6-25%
Winfree 29 41 4-17%
Doubs 28 39 Zilch
Danny Davis 24 34 6-25%
Hyman 15 21 4-17%
       
27 on Offense      
       

Packers played 71 offensive snaps.  Runyan and Myers looked like starting offensive linemen.  Jake Hanson got a long look at left guard before moving to center.  The aftermath of that is that the Packers have questions at right guard and perhaps right tackle.  Hanson drew two flags for hands to the face, though one was declined.  The starters had some difficulty with getting a good push when the team needed a yard.  The pass protection was largely acceptable, though the Forty Niners did not play Bosa, Armstead, or Ebukam.  The Packers averaged 4.1 yards per carry, but just 3.13 yards in the first half (with the five starters in), excluding Love's scrambles and one designed run.     

Romeo Doubs was removed after 28 snaps, and he played no snaps on special teams.  It appears to me as though the Packers have him penciled in as a starting wide receiver in "11" personnel.  Doubs played the "X" spot quite a bit.  At least against second string defensive backs, he was able to get open deep twice, and he clearly was the go to player for Jordan Love.  Doubs had one drop and one pass that was taken away from him, and drops have been an issue for him in practice.  

Amari Rodgers looked more agile and showed much better burst.  He handled his fair catches well and had a big return on a kickoff return.  He did not catch his first pass until the fourth quarter despite playing a ton of snaps, and that pass was a quick hitter behind the line of scrimmage.  He looked better but he did not get open downfield.  Winfree caught three passes for 27 yards in the first half.  I did not see Winfree play in the second half, which may or may not have significance.  It looked like they put Doubs in bubble wrap.  In Winfree's case, he might have tweaked something or the Packers might simply have wanted to see more of Toure and Davis.  Toure and Danny Davis also caught passes in the first half.  

Etling completed 6 of 8 passes for 123 yards.  Toure caught 2 of those 3 for 19 yards from Etling.  Amari Rodgers caught one pass for 22 and a TD, Baylor caught 2 of 2 for 75 yards including one for 68 yards. Hyman caught 1 for 7 yards.  Tyler Davis could not handle a high bullet from Love, instead tipping it into the air for an interception.  Deguara caught 2 of 3 for 12 yards, all in the first half.  The other TEs did little of note.

Jordan Love looked better, overall.  His footwork looked better if not perfect.  He had some zip on some balls, and he can run pretty well.  He did have some issues with ball placement and accuracy, but also threw some nice passes.  Two of his interceptions should have been caught by his intended targets.  The most egregious looking interception was the pass intended for Amari Rodgers, which appeared to have no chance of being completed.  Coach LaFleur said that two receivers ran the wrong route, though I am not sure which two.  One might have been Amari Rodgers, or perhaps the wrong routes were run by others, and that messed up the spacing, allowing CB Samuel Womack (Round 5 rookie) to be in an unexpected place.  Love still needs to see the CB.  Regardless, Jordan Love will be the backup quarterback.  He looked better to me and he has time to show more.

 

PLAYER Snaps % STs/%
Jean-Charles 39 66 10-42%
Kiondre Thomas 36 61 6-25%
Carpenter 35 59 9-38%
Ento 34 58 5-21%
Shawn Davis 25 42 7-29%
Rico Gafford 24 41 10-42%
Abernathy 22 37 4-17%
Leavitt 21 36% 10-42%
Nixon 16 27 4-17%
Vernon Scott 15 25 10-42%
       
Enagbare 45 76 7-29%
Kobe Jones 36 61 7-29%
Wilborn 30 51 10-42%
McDuffie 26 44 11-46%
Summers 20 34 9-38%
Manac 7 29 3-12%
Barnes 12 20 8-33%
Quay Walker 12 20 4-17%
Garvin 11 19 5-21%
Gileai 9 15 7-29%
Eliss Brooks 9 15 2-8%
       
Chris Slayton 51 86 4-17%
Heflin 37 63 4-17%
Ford 31 53  
TJ Slaton 19 32 6-25%
Byers 17 29  
       
26 on Defense      

The defensive line is deep.  Heflin looks like a player who belongs on someone's 53-man roster.  Chris Slayton had a big night with 6 tackles (3 solo) with one tackle for loss.  Ford had a holding penalty but looked stout, as did TJ Slaton.  The Packers only gave Quay Walker two series before yanking him off the field.  WRs Danny Gray and Ray McCloud burned the defensive secondary a couple of times, catching passes for 76, 39, and 24 yards.  Gafford looked interesting, but he had his ankles broken and was beaten deep for one touchdown.  Nixon looked better than expected, though it is a little surprising that he got just 4 special teams snaps.  Jean-Charles and Enagbare looked competent. 

   

SPECIALISTS:
Brkic - 8-33%; Coco - 6-25%; O'Donnell - 6 -25%

Crosby's roster spot is locked in, even if he is not ready in time for week one.  The Packers might not be able to afford putting him on IR.  

 

DID NOT PL/AY
OT Rasheed Walker, OC Cole Schneider (Ankle/foot), OG George Moore, DB Donte Vaughn (hamstring), Devonte Wyatt (concussion), OLB LaDardarius Hamilton (groin), OLB Randy Ramsey (injured), RB Kylin Hill (PUP), S Innis Gaines (injured), TE D. Dafney, WR Malik Taylor (injured).  Plus 13 veterans held out of this game. 

I was a little surprised that Rasheed Walker did not get a snap.  I think it is noteworthy that Caleb Jones got 25 snaps.

 

Significant SF Players who saw time    
LG Banks 1st string 24 41
C/LG Poe 2nd string 32 54
OT J. Skule 3rd String Has starting experience 16 27
OC J. Brendl 1st String 14 24
OT McGlinchey 1st String 8 14
RG Colton McKivitz 24 41
     
DT Kinlaw 1st string underwhelm 14 20
NB Darqueeze Denard 16 23
S Hufanga 1st string 17 27

San Francisco did play a couple of "starters" on the offensive line, but Brendl has only played 250 snaps since coming into the NFL, and just 6 snaps in 2021 with zero in 2019 and 2020.  Banks played just 5 snaps as a rookie last year.  McKivitz played 70 snaps last season and 300 in 2020.  These are not real front line starters other than McGlinchey.  San Francisco played a well-traveled starting nickelback in Darqueeze Denard, and starting strong safety Talafonoa Hufanga, plus whatever one considers Javon Kinlaw to be, other than a very underwhelming high draft pick.  San Francisco played seven more position players than the Packers did. 

I have read some comments suggesting that the Forty-Niners played more starters than the Packers did.  I do not think that is accurate.  I do not think they played very many true starters.  Indeed, the Packers played Nijman, Runyan, Myers, and Newman, four starters from last year.  If folks know San Francisco's team better than I do, please comment below.  I used depth charts from ESPN and Ourlads to assist me with this section.   

 

From a roster construction perspective, I would suggest that the following players helped themselves quite a bit: Shemar Jean-Charles, Kingsley Enagbare, Chris Slayton, Jack Heflin, Isaiah MdDuffie, Kobe Jones, Amari Rodgers, Samori Toure, Danny Davis, and Juwan Winfree.  Some of those players are looking more at making the practice squad than at making th 53-man roster, but there is still time.

 

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NJ-RICK's picture

August 13, 2022 at 11:28 am

Bottom line is the 49ers come to play and win. From the top down they are groomed/built to be a Physical, Aggressive, Strong, Fast, Smash mouth style ball club. And the Packers always have trouble competing against teams like this. Time for the Packers to trade LOVE and get something for him, The Browns, and maybe the Jets are willing to talk trade now...? There were plenty of players on defense last night who should be getting a bus ticket home today. 49ers are very aggressive on defense, that is their forte... Did you notice their LB play...? Packers defense still to slow to react... Hope for a better game next week..

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pack69go's picture

August 13, 2022 at 11:55 am

Way to overreact! No way to glean many definite conclusions with the first preseason game in which many of the players who saw the field will not even make the practice squad, not to mention the initial 53!!1

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murf7777's picture

August 13, 2022 at 01:04 pm

First off, WTH cares who won. Do you mean Oren Burks….lol Not sure what game you saw. The Packers had the TOP and more yards by about 100. It came down to Turnovers and those two were the fault of our receivers not necessarily SF’s D. For Love he looked decisive and as TGR states, good footwork. He’s not a finished product but the potential is there.

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Coldworld's picture

August 13, 2022 at 11:59 am

A remarkably fair take. Really not much I would take issue with, just a couple of perspectives on players and on the “starter” question.

I think the difference is the amount of inexperience we put out. Shanahan hinted some starters and contributing players would be out there, but it was clear that wasn’t the majority or key ones. We just had so little experience comparatively (it’s just how our roster is), on both sides of the ball and it showed. So did the fact that on D ours have been playing with others and aren’t used playing together as units to the extent I think SF’s early players were on D (or looked to be). That, I think, was the difference more than starters or not.

There was a big drop off in quality of both Ds in the second half, which is to be expected but skews casual observations.

I think Walker is possibly being stashed partly due to the nature of his prior injury and partly because they want to correct his technique.

I’d add Ento as a guy who improved his chances. LaFleur referenced him last night too. He actually made a couple of effective tackles I think as well.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

August 13, 2022 at 12:21 pm

Hey, I am always as fair as my biases and various preconceptions allow!

Yeah, I did more work on SF's starters than I wanted to already. I forgot Ento, which is strange because over the years I've always liked him. First thing a CB has to be able to do is cover, and I've always thought he could do that. I can live with a backup CB who can't tackle but not one who can't cover. First job of a WR is to get open, in my book. Not dropping the ball is kind of important, as well. Yes, I know there are other things which are important. Kumerow caught everything that came his way, and that's great, but if you can't get open having great hands only counts for so much.

Did you gain a "take" on Caleb Jones? I don't know, I just didn't really even see him. I suppose that is a good thing. Some people can watch a game and see a lot of the field. I can't. I was watching the IOL, which means I just don't "see" how the tackles are doing like some folks might. I can focus, but multi-tasking isn't a strength.

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Coldworld's picture

August 13, 2022 at 12:56 pm

My focus was downfield by then really, so not really and I’m not a O line expert. All I can say about Jones is that he seemed not to let himself down. He was largely anonymous, which for a T is a good thing. If I have time I will go rewatch, but I’d say he likely helped himself last night. I also ought to look at … Hanson, Newman, versus Newman, Tom (but I’d prefer the analysis of a more informed source).

Ento tackling both willingly and effectively makes him once again a credible candidate in my view. I thought he looked much more comfortable in that respect. I hope that continues. His coverage is definitely better than others.

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LLCHESTY's picture

August 13, 2022 at 05:05 pm

The only think I noticed with Jones is it looks like he needs more lower body strength. He stalemated his guy on a couple runs but didn't get much push for a huge guy. MM wouldn't have like his pad level but what are you going to get with a guy that size. A year on the PS and in the weight room might give you some rewards. Can't imagine squats are his favorite but he needs make friends with the rack.

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CheesyTex's picture

August 13, 2022 at 12:01 pm

Good stuff, TGR.

Thank you.

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Vforrest's picture

August 13, 2022 at 12:03 pm

Watching the game with no sound the game looked like this:

Etling can really run and that #60 Slayton was disruptive as heck. Danny Davis has a nice feel for the WR position. Baylor isn’t as fast (nice wheel route catch) as the other RB’s that played but Williams, Dexter and Goodson all seem to have a nice burst.

Doubs looks the part then drops the layup…hmmm.

D line no matter who played was on SF side a lot. Who the hell is that Purdy for SF…nice #3 damn.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

August 13, 2022 at 12:14 pm

Brock Purdy out of Iowa State was SF's 7th round pick (the 263rd pick overall) in the 2022 draft. He is just 6 foot and one half inches tall. He ran a 4.84 forty. So, he probably fell because he is shorter than desired and isn't a burner. Other than that, IDK him. Scouting says he lacks arm strength but is a gritty guy.

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LLCHESTY's picture

August 13, 2022 at 05:11 pm

I watched Iowa State a few times the last couple of years because I was interested in their 3-3 stack defense. Purdy could look real good at times but also had stretches where he threw interceptions and then would go in the tank. They beat Iowa everywhere but the scoreboard because he had 3 turnovers in 3 drives IIRC.

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stockholder's picture

August 13, 2022 at 12:10 pm

Hanson 56? Please - Put Newman back in there. And let’s just move Jenkins to Rt. After 3 years. Let’s compare the The stats for Love to other back-ups. ( Because the grass is greener on the other side of the fence). All RBs to the PS. TEs. The need for Tonyan is obvious. More Toure! - Higher ceiling! If 7 Wrs aren’t on this roster. It will be a mistake. I was not impressed at all by this defense. These guys have a long way to go. Danny Gray WR was a steal.

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

August 13, 2022 at 12:34 pm

Yes, i like Herman's notion of keeping just two on the 53 (jones an dillon) and elevating RBs off the PS until Taylor or Hill return and are up to speed.

I thought the DL was good. In the first half, the DL held SF to 16 yards on 9 attempts (1.78 yards per carry) and a long of 6. If you add Trey Lance's scramble for 7 yards, it is 23 yards on 10 attempts (2.3 yds/carry). I always look at the splits. In the second half, SF ran it 22 times for 93 yards (4.23 yd. average). Even that isn't bad. However, Sudfield and Purdy ran 4 times for minus 4 yards. Removing QBs, it is 18 for 97, or 5.39 yards/carry in the second half. Couple of decent runs in the 2nd half: 14, 9 and 7 by those quick backs.

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Coldworld's picture

August 13, 2022 at 01:11 pm

I’d keep Taylor or Baylor. Taylor looked below par athletically last night after his groin. We do not want to lose chunks of the playbook if a RB goes down and those two can pass protect well. In game we need that option and an ability to pound and eat clock. True, one can’t replace Jones with those two, but we can use other options if we can protect and still plausibly pound and still have them able to leak out on routes too. I’m assuming Hill is in the PUP.

Goodson just can’t be relied on in protection or to get hard yards. With this early version of our OLine, we need backs that can push the pile on key downs particularly. Nor is he good running behind blockers or in terms of vision. He’s great with his hands (exceptional) and if given space and he can run. I find myself thinking that he’d be a really good option/gadget candidate.

I was asking myself last night, who would you be more excited to get the ball to in space as we later did in Rodgers’ TD last night, Rodgers or Goodson?

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

August 13, 2022 at 12:49 pm

PFF loved Hanson. I didn't, and I gather you didn't either. Come to think of it, Aaron Nagler didn't seem too thrilled about Hanson in his gut reactions article. 87 passing protection grade and a 75 run blocking grade. News to me. Sometimes PFF baffles me.

https://www.pff.com/news/nfl-preseason-week-1-game-recap-san-francisco-4...

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Thegreatreynoldo's picture

August 13, 2022 at 01:03 pm

How does PFF give Trey Sermon a decent 69 grade on 6 carries for 11 yards and one catch for 5 yards?

I am told Jauan jenning is a starting WR for SF. He played 10 snaps, ran 7 routes, but was not targeted and thus had no receptions. Somebody probably played some good coverage.

Hanson, Runyan, Myers, Rhyan and Van Laanen got 80 plus grades for pass protection and Runyan (77.7) and Hanson (75.0) got good run blocking grades. Agree on Runyan, and on Myers.

PFF liked McDuffie (agree), Ento (agree) and Kiondre Thomas (I am more meh).

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murf7777's picture

August 13, 2022 at 01:17 pm

TGR, overall the OL played better than I expected. Of course, it was against the back ups but either way it was good to see. Watch out for BJ Baylor, he looked good on family day scrimmage and last night. You don’t hear much about him, but I like what I’m seeing.

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Coldworld's picture

August 13, 2022 at 04:35 pm

PFF had some very odd grades, for example: Slayton ended up in the bottom 3 on D with a 30.5, yet he’s one who impressed most here. They hated Ford too. Love for unheralded Ellis Brooks though.

And some interesting ones:

Tom and Hanson graded out really well, but I think Newman was probably hurt by playing both positions.

Caleb Jones rated well and, rather in line with my initial impression, so did Rhyan.

Interestingly Rodgers didn’t grade well on O, while Davis, Juwann Winfree, Romeo Doubs and Samori Toure did.

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Coldworld's picture

August 13, 2022 at 01:14 pm

I did not like those two penalties, but I felt less negative than most, if not excited. I do think Newman is better at RG than Hanson, but we may not have that option.

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jcod3's picture

August 13, 2022 at 01:09 pm

Nice summary and stats 👍🙏🏼

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jhtobias's picture

August 13, 2022 at 01:13 pm

One guy who looks like he might develop into a player is Caleb Jones LT or RT. Granted it was the 2nd half but he played well and is a monster I believe undrafted Free Agent. I do agree with these posters without knowing the status of Jenkins or Bak it would be really interesting to see Zach Tom in Right Tackle and Newman at guard or even Sean Rhyan over Hanson .I think Hanson is just not an answer at least as a starter so let's see what Ryhan or Zach Tom can do while Jenkins and Bak are out

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Alphadork's picture

August 13, 2022 at 03:09 pm

Jones jumped out to me too (although he's hard to miss - good lord what an enormous man!). As you note, he was playing against a 2nd/3rd string defense, but I didn't see him make any mistakes and he consistently locked up his guy.

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canadapacker's picture

August 13, 2022 at 02:03 pm

My take and I am going to watch it again to make sure that I see again what I thought. I am not a downer on Love - but I wanted as I stated before to him to hit the guys out of the backfield in stride so that they can catch and run and not get tackled - he missed too many of those throws. I will give him a plus on the first TD pass - but I saw those throws by a few other backups over the past few preseason games by other teams. I was dismayed by our Oline at the start of the game - this was SF back up Dline and we got stuffed too many times on short runs. Yes the protection was ok - but again this was San Fran's second stringer D line and linebackers and our supposed number 1's. We never really saw our D - so I am not going to comment on that other than some guys might have played themselves onto the cut down list rather than played themselves up the list. Finally I like what I saw from #8 - I will hope with some more reps maybe he can get open or at least get the ball creatively if he cant beat the guys off the line - because he seems to be able to have that burst. But again it was against the other teams back ups. Finally it was preseason game 1 with limited padded practice - and that showed up on both sides.

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Alphadork's picture

August 13, 2022 at 03:07 pm

Jonathan Garvin jumped out to me. He was ¼ step away from a sack at least twice, and on the first long Niners pass he drove the Niners LT back a good 10 feet. Just didn't get to Lance quite quickly enough. But he's obviously very strong. On offense, Caleb Jones sure is an interesting guy. 6'9" and 370 lbs, he is a mountain of a man. He wasn't playing against NFL starters to be sure, but he was solid. Locked up his guy on every play where I keyed on him. I agree with everything you wrote about Doubs - I commented during the game that Love was clearly looking for him a lot. Danny Davis's TD was fun (GO BADGERS!) but he doesn't seem special. There's always hoping. STs already looks better than last year (not that they could get any worse). Bisaccia is a firecracker on the sideline - you love to see it.

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dobber's picture

August 13, 2022 at 04:20 pm

Thanks, TGR. Much appreciated!

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