In the Arizona Cardinals’ Week 2 31-28 loss to the New York Giants, the defense was on the field for 68 total snaps. How did the playing time get divided up?
Below, we go over the individual snap counts for everyone who was on the field defensively. It is grouped by position and includes a few observations.
Jonathan Ledbetter, 50; Kevin Strong, 50; Dante Stills, 18; Eric Banks, 15; Carlos Watkins 10
Ledbetter and Strong had to play a lot because Watkins exited in the first half.
This was Stills’ and Banks’ fist action of the year.
Watkins got hurt, Leki Fotu was out with a shoulder injury and LJ. Collier landed on injured reserve. We are waiting to see about Watkins’ injury.
Zaven Collins, 39; Dennis Gardeck, 31; Cameron Thomas, 27; Victor Dimukeje, 22; Jesse Luketa, 14; BJ Ojulari, 13
This is how the Cardinals prefer to play — with a rotation to stay fresh.
Collins and Thomas started the game. In Week 1, it was Collins and Dimukeje.
Kyzir White, 68; Krys Barnes, 56
Josh Woods missed the game. White again played every snap. Barnes was only out in certain packages.
Marco Wilson, 67; Kei’Trel Clark, 66; Antonio Hamilton, 3
Hamilton was on the field for three plays when the Cardinals went with six defensive backs. Wilson and Clark only came off for goalline packages.
Jalen Thompson, 68; K’Von Wallace, 68; Andre Chachere, 63
The Cardinals had three safeties on the field almost the entire game. Thompson played in the slot.