Pardon the lack of a game recap yesterday-life intervened after my return from Indianapolis.
According to the NFL's official player participation information, here's how the Titans lined in up in Sunday's loss to the Colts in Indianapolis:
Offense (75 total)
QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick 75
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 53, Shonn Greene 22, Collin Mooney 3
TE: Taylor Thompson 72, Delanie Walker 11
WR: Nate Washington 75, Kendall Wright 71, Justin Hunter 50, Kenny Britt 1
OL: Andy Levitre 75, Michael Roos 75, Brian Schwenke 75, David Stewart 75, Chance Warmack 75, Mike Otto 17
Defense (65 total)
DE: Derrick Morgan 53, Karl Klug 35, Ropati Pitoitua 28, Lavar Edwards 13, Kamerion Wimbley 5
DT: Jurrell Casey 55, Sammie Lee Hill 30, Antonio Johnson 20
LB: Zach Brown 64, Moise Fokou 61, Akeem Ayers 54, Colin McCarthy 4
CB: Jason McCourty 63, Alterraun Verner 58, Coty Sensabaugh 39, Blidi Wreh-Wilson 1
S: Bernard Pollard 65, George Wilson 64, Daimion Stafford 1
Patrick Bailey, Jackie Battle, Beau Brinkley, Zaviar Gooden, Micah Pellerin, Shann Schillinger, and Chris Spencer each only appeared on special teams. Rusty Smith was active but did not appear in the game.
After the jump, the usual notes.
1. Most of what you see on offense was dictated by the injury situation. With Craig Stevens inactive for the game because of his concussion and Delanie Walker leaving the game at the end of the first quarter (at which point he'd played in every snap), the Titans played either three wide receivers or a sixth offensive lineman.
2. What the limitation reveals about what they think 1: Formations with a fullback are a week to week proposition. Mooney played 13 snaps against the Raiders, and given the limitations at tight end it seemed like they would look to run more 2-back looks given they still wanted to run the ball. Didn't happen. Yes, we went out with an injury at halftime, but they had an opportunity to use him before then and did not.
3. What the limitation reveals about what they think 2: I've resisted the calls for them to cut Kenny Britt, given that I still believe he's a talented player who could snap out of his extreme mental funk at any point and the team is only three deep at receiver right now. But if you're only going to play him 1 snap in that game and he doesn't play special teams, what's the point?
4. If I believe in mid-season positional switches, I'd start thinking about listing Karl Klug under defensive tackles instead of at defensive end.
5. Kamerion Wimbley's 5 snaps was a season low, surpassing his previous low of 6 set against the Chargers in Week 3.
6. Mike Martin, 0 snaps because he was a healthy scratch once again.
7. Weekly watch: Colts WR3 Lavon Brazill 40 snaps, Coty Sensabaugh 39 snaps.
8. Both Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Daimion Stafford got work in on the first two drives, but that ended up not being a harbinger of things to come. If I remember at the end of the season, I'll check how many snaps Wreh-Wilson, Stafford, and the other rookies played relative to similarly-drafted players. Offhand, I'd guess 6 non-special teams snaps from two third-round picks through a dozen games is below average, not that their ambition for the Gooden pick was anything other than as a backup.