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Snap count: Tank Carradine leads defense; Gabbert gets lion’s share on offense

08/18/2014 8:00 AM

10/08/2014 12:14 PM

Here’s the snap count from Sunday's 34-0 win for the Broncos at Levi’s Stadium. Denver ran 71 plays, the 49ers had 59.

San Francisco was in its nickel defense for a lot of the game, which is why Mike Purcell's snaps are low-ish and Jimmie Ward's, Tank Carradine's and Quinton Dial's are high. Carradine, who had 60 snaps against the Ravens, led all defenders with 57 on Sunday. He's played the equivalent of three games so far.

On offense, Blaine Gabbert played nearly twice as many snaps as his top challengers, Josh Johnson and McLeod Bethel-Thompson.



Blaine Gabbert 25 (37 percent)

Colin Kaepernick 16

McLeod Bethel-Thomspon 14

Josh Johnson 13

Running backs

Jewel Hampton 37

Antonio Smith 17

Will Tukuafu 14 (No snaps on defense)

Carlos Hyde 11

Bruce Miller 8

Frank Gore 3

Wide receivers

Quinton Patton 30

Bruce Ellington 26

L'Damian Washington 20

Devon Wylie 16

David Reed 13

Lance Lewis 13

Brandon Lloyd 11

Kassim Osgood 10

Anquan Boldin 7

Stevie Johnson 7

Michael Crabtree 3

Tight ends

Derek Carrier 38

Vance McDonald 19

Asante Cleveland 17

Kevin Greene 13

Vernon Davis 10

Offensive line

Ryan Seymour 52

Carter Bykowski 52

Marcus Martin 52

Dillon Farrell 36

Jonathan Martin 32

Michael Phillip 23

Mike Iupati 16

Joe Looney 16

Adam Snyder 16

Joe Staley 16

Daniel Kilgore 16

Al Netter 13


Defensive line

Tank Carradine 57 (76 percent)

Quinton Dial 55

Mike Purcell 33

Tony Jerod-Eddie 20

Demarcus Dobbs 16

Lawrence Okoye 1

Outside linebacker

Corey Lemonier 43

Aaron Lynch 38

Chase Thomas 19

Ahmad Brooks 17

Aldon Smith 17

Dan Skuta 16

Inside linebacker

Chris Borland 46

Nick Moody 40

Michael Wilhoite 35

Shayne Skov 15

Kion Wilson 15


Darryl Morris 47

Dontae Johnson 38

Kenneth Acker 25

Perrish Cox 21

Chris Culliver 21


Jimmie Ward 52 (also played nickel CB)

Craig Dahl 43

C.J. Spillman 32

Eric Reid 21

Antoine Bethea 17

Bubba Ventrone 11

D.J. Campbell 7

L.J. McCray 7

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Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at mbarrows@sacbee.com.
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