These numbers are per Pro Football Focus:
|Todd Herremans||1094||Kyle DeVan||294|
|Jason Kelce||1094||Vince Young||218|
|Evan Mathis||1024||Owen Schmitt||173|
|Brent Celek||970||King Dunlap||147|
|Jason Peters||953||Ronnie Brown||147|
|LeSean McCoy||894||Steve Smith||135|
|DeSean Jackson||869||Winston Justice||84|
|Michael Vick||849||Chad Hall||69|
|Danny Watkins||807||Dion Lewis||42|
|Jeremy Maclin||755||Mike Kafka||33|
|Jason Avant||731||Jamaal Jackson||17|
|Clay Harbor||368||Julian Vandervelde||1|
– No Eagles played every snap in 2011. Todd Herremans and Jason Kelce both missed 7 snaps. Evan Mathis, perhaps the Eagles’ best free agent signing, was 3rd. He missed the back-breaking home loss embarrassment against the Cardinals.
– Brent Celek is a badass. He played 970 snaps with a sports hernia and torn labrum in his hip.
– Danny Watkins held out of camp for 5 days. Just five days. But those five days were enormous. The offseason was exceedingly short, and those five days killed him. By the time the season began, Watkins wasn’t ready and the Eagles had to plug in Kyle DeVan, who was downright awful for 294 snaps. DeVan played in 5 games, and was cut.
– I felt the Eagles largely did well with their bigger free agent acquisitions, but the role players that they brought in were disastrous, particularly the guys on offense. Vince Young, Steve Smith, Ronnie Brown, Kyle DeVan combined for 794 snaps of awfulness. None of them will be Eagles in 2012. Ronnie Brown gets all the heat for his fumble (as he most definitely should), but watch Kyle DeVan trying to pull from RG on that play. Comical:
– The Eagles used Owen Schmitt on just 13.3% of their snaps.
– King Dunlap played just 147 snaps this season, but was very good when the Eagles needed him. I wonder if some team out there thinks he can start in the NFL. If there’s one out there, Dunlap could be leaving Philly. Otherwise, the Eagles have done an excellent job developing him into a good swing tackle.
– Winston Justice lost his starting job in 2011 and played only 84 snaps. He’s set to make $3.2 million this season. He won’t be making that in Philly. It’ll be interesting to see if the Eagles can trade him for a late round pick. Somehow, they were able to unload Stacy Andrews and his God-awful contract to the Seahawks and got a pick in return, so it’s not out of the question. Otherwise, the Eagles will cut him. Ditto that for Jamaal Jackson (17 snaps).
– Chad Hall had 69 snaps. One year, hopefully in the near future, he won’t have any.