New England Patriots snap counts analysis entering Week 2
Join us as we take a look at New England Patriots snap counts from Week 1 and provide analysis entering Week 2.
Because it would be pretty useless examining Jimmy Garoppolo’s snap counts last Sunday night, we’re going to start by looking at distribution of New England Patriots snap counts in the backfield.
[Editor’s note: Patriots snap counts numbers come by way of USA TODAY Sports Patriots wire.]
Week 1 Patriots snap counts: Running backs
LeGarrette Blount – 42 snaps (59 percent)
James White – 26 snaps (37 percent)
James Develin – 17 snaps (24 percent)
Brandon Bolden – 3 snaps (4 percent)
Entering Week 2, expect Patriots snap counts at running back to continue along this Blount-dominated trajectory with White getting looks as a pass catcher out of the backfield. Develin will be used as a snowplow in obvious running situations, and Bolden will be used sparingly, as his specialty is special teams.
Week 2 predictions
Blount – 48 snaps
White – 32 snaps
Develin – 18 snaps
Bolden – 2 snaps
Next: Wide receivers