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Tennessee Titans Week 17 Snap Report

According the NFL's official player participation information, here's how the Titans lined up in yesterday's 16-10 win over the Houston Texans:

Offense (67 total)
QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick 67
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 49, Quinn Johnson 13, Shonn Greene 12, Jackie Battle 9
TE: Craig Stevens 44, Delanie Walker 41, Taylor Thompson 9
WR: Nate Washington 56, Kendall Wright 49, Damian Williams 36, Justin Hunter 17
OL: Michael Roos 67, Brian Schwenke 67, Byron Stingily 67, Chance Warmack 67, Andy Levitre 61, Chris Spencer 6

Defense (59 total)
DE: Derrick Morgan 48, Ropati Pitoitua 31, Kamerion Wimbley 31, Karl Klug 20, Lavar Edwards 8
DT: Sammie Lee Hill 32, Antonio Johnson 30, Mike Martin 30
LB: Moise Fokou 59, Zach Brown 47, Akeem Ayers 35
CB: Jason McCourty 59, Alterraun Verner 58, Blidi Wreh-Wilson 31
S: Michael Griffin 59, Bernard Pollard 59, George Wilson 12

Patrick Bailey, Beau Brinkley, Zaviar Gooden, Colin McCarthy, Mike Otto, Micah Pellerin, Daimion Stafford, and Leon Washington each only appeared on special teams. Rusty Smith was active but did not appear in the game.

After the jump, the usual collection of notes from this game.

1. Just when you think they have things fired out, when it's another "program" game, the Titans give CJ the same sort of heavier workload he's gotten all year and relegate Shonn Greene to the bench. It took until the seventh possession to get our first "Shonn Greene drive," which happened on the third possession last week.

2. This was the second game all season Craig Stevens played more snaps than Delanie Walker in a game where they were both active, with the first coming in the Week 9 game in St. Louis. No, I still don't think the Titans are paying $3.4 million for a tight end they don't throw the ball to, though Stevens could be back with the right pay cut.

3. EDIT: WIth Justin Hunter's injury, Damian Williams got a bunch of extra playing time he probably would not have gotten otherwise.

4. Finally, a second in-game lineup change on the offensive line. Those 6 snaps Levitre didn't play at the end are the only ones he missed all year. That made Michael Roos and Chance Warmack the only offensive players to play every snap.

5. How would they handle the defensive tackle rotation with Jurrell Casey out? With a very balanced rotation, apparently, as Sammie Lee Hill, Antonio Johnson, and Mike Martin all played basically the same number of snaps, while Karl Klug got his usual workload.

6. Spitballing at linebacker continued, as Zaviar Gooden and Colin McCarthy did not play a snap on defense. Maybe Jerry Gray explains this in one of his recent press conferences I haven't watched yet (behind due to the holidays and whatnot), but their logic here is pretty opaque to me.

7. Opposing WR3 Keshawn Martin: 33 snaps. Titans nickel CB: 31 snaps. I'm pretty sure I approve of this weekly watch, because it probably means they aren't playing nickel against 2-TE sets like Gray did too often in the past.

In the days to come (not sure when yet), I'll have a full breakdown of player participation on both offense and defense over the course of the season.