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Arizona Cardinals defensive and special teams snap counts in loss to Panthers

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NFL: Carolina Panthers at Arizona Cardinals Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Three games into the 2019 NFL season and we saw for the first time the Texas Tech defensive scheme deployed by Kliff Kingsbury.

Hurry up and let the other offense score as fast as possible.

Let’s take a look at the defensive snap counts and who played on special teams.

Defensive Line

Corey Peters - 56 (89%)
Rodney Gunter - 46 (73%)
Zach Allen - 37 (59%)
Clinton McDonald - 11 (17%)
Miles Brown - 7 (11%)

That’s too many snaps for Peters. They need to figure out something, He needs to be around 65% to be at his best.

Edge

Chandler Jones - 57 (90%)
Terrell Suggs - 40 (63%)
Cassius Marsh - 27 (43%)
Brooks Reed - 6 (10%)

Suggs was dealing with an injury, so the numbers make sense.

Linebackers

Jordan Hicks - 63 (100%)
Haason Reddick - 63 (100%)

You have your Reddick moment. Let’s see if he can begin to improve.

Cornerbacks

Byron Murphy - 63 (100%)
Tramaine Brock - 52 (83%)
Chris Jones - 28 (44%)

Good news. Byron Murphy is playing a lot. Bad news, a rookie is clearly your best cornerback and is struggling. This is an issue and one we knew was coming.

Safeties

D.J. Swearinger - 63 (100%)
Budda Baker - 63 (100%)
Deionte Thompson - 11 (17%)

Not a surprise to see Swearinger and Baker playing a ton.

Special Teams

Joe Walker - 26 (87%)
Dennis Gardeck - 26 (87%)
D.J. Foster - 20 (67%)
Trent Sherfield - 20 (67%)
Darrell Daniels - 17 (57%)
Kevin Peterson - 16 (53%)
Corey Washington - 12 (40%)
Zane Gonzalez - 11 (37%)
Andy Isabella - 10 (33%)
Aaron Brewer - 9 (30%)
Andy Lee - 9 (23%)

No Zeke Turner, which means that Chris Banjo was brought in for him. Hope to have some clarity soon.

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