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Saints Snap Counts vs. Buccaneers: Ben Watson Dominates Playing Time

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Let's take a look at how often each Saints player was on the field during their 24-17 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.

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Tight end Ben Watson saw the field for 68 plays in the Saints 24-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, more than any other offensive specialist on the Saints. Right behind him were receivers Willie Snead and Brandin Cooks. Obviously, we know Tim Hightower saw the field a lot in the win but surprising, once again, is the lack of playing time for C.J. Spiller, even with Mark Ingram out for the season. I think it's fair to speculate that something is just not right with this situation, whether it's a relationship issue between player and coach or something else.

Delvin Breaux was obviously not hampered by the hamstring injury that kept him our of most of the Panthers game, because he was in for every defensive snap this week against the Buccaneers. Meanwhile, Stephone Anthony was not on the field for every defensive snap, a trend we've seen up to this point.

Below are the snap count totals for every player.

Off. Def. ST
Pos Num Pct Num Pct Num Pct
Tim Lelito G 82 100% 0 0% 4 15%
Andrus Peat T 82 100% 0 0% 4 15%
Max Unger C 82 100% 0 0% 1 4%
Drew Brees QB 82 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Terron Armstead T 82 100% 0 0% 0 0%
Zach Strief T 81 99% 0 0% 3 12%
Ben Watson TE 68 83% 0 0% 4 15%
Willie Snead WR 60 73% 0 0% 1 4%
Brandin Cooks WR 59 72% 0 0% 0 0%
Tim Hightower RB 58 71% 0 0% 0 0%
Marques Colston WR 56 68% 0 0% 0 0%
Michael Hoomanawanui TE 40 49% 0 0% 8 31%
Josh Hill TE 26 32% 0 0% 18 69%
Brandon Coleman WR 25 30% 0 0% 8 31%
C.J. Spiller RB 15 18% 0 0% 2 8%
Kenny Vaccaro SS 1 1% 55 100% 4 15%
Austin Johnson FB 1 1% 0 0% 18 69%
Senio Kelemete C 1 1% 0 0% 8 31%
Marcus Murphy RB 1 1% 0 0% 5 19%
Delvin Breaux CB 0 0% 55 100% 4 15%
Jairus Byrd FS 0 0% 55 100% 2 8%
Cameron Jordan DE 0 0% 50 91% 4 15%
Brandon Browner CB 0 0% 48 87% 0 0%
Stephone Anthony LB 0 0% 46 84% 4 15%
Bobby Richardson DE 0 0% 38 69% 4 15%
Tyeler Davison DT 0 0% 38 69% 4 15%
Kevin Williams DT 0 0% 36 65% 4 15%
Kyle Wilson CB 0 0% 35 64% 16 62%
Hau'oli Kikaha LB 0 0% 34 62% 0 0%
Dannell Ellerbe LB 0 0% 33 60% 0 0%
James Anderson LB 0 0% 19 35% 14 54%
Obum Gwacham DE 0 0% 17 31% 18 69%
Kasim Edebali LB 0 0% 17 31% 8 31%
Damian Swann CB 0 0% 16 29% 9 35%
Tavaris Barnes DE 0 0% 6 11% 0 0%
Kaleb Eulls DT 0 0% 3 5% 4 15%
Brian Dixon CB 0 0% 2 4% 12 46%
Ramon Humber LB 0 0% 1 2% 18 69%
Michael Mauti LB 0 0% 1 2% 18 69%
Jamarca Sanford SS 0 0% 0 0% 18 69%
Kai Forbath K 0 0% 0 0% 9 35%
Thomas Morstead P 0 0% 0 0% 8 31%
Justin Drescher LS 0 0% 0 0% 8 31%
Mike McGlynn G 0 0% 0 0% 8 31%
Tony Hills T 0 0% 0 0% 4 15%