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49ers snap count vs. Rams: Rookie time soon?

We break down the 49ers snap count vs. the St. Louis Rams


We're back with another look at the 49ers snap count, this time following the disheartening 16-13 loss to the St. Louis Rams. The 49ers had some roster changes heading into this game due to injuries to Kyle Williams and Kendall Hunter. Add in the one-game deactivation of Demarcus Dobbs and there were some holes to fill.

Dobbs' deactivation created a hole in special teams as he leads the team in special teams snaps. The team signed Michael Wilhoite off the practice squad and he was in on 19 special teams snaps (63% of the total ST snaps). The rest were split among the roster, and we even saw Brandon Jacobs take two special teams snaps. I'm not sure when those occurred.

The absence of Kendall Hunter meant Brandon Jacobs actually got some carries, rushing four times for six yards. LaMichael James remained inactive and Anthony Dixon did not get any offensive snaps and Frank Gore finished with a season-high 23 snaps. There is obviously a reason LaMichael James remains inactive but I just don't know why at this point, and obviously won't know any time soon. It seems like he could provide tremendous value out in space like Kendall Hunter has done previously, but for now we are stuck waiting to see what happens.

The absence of Kyle Williams saw A.J. Jenkins active for the second time this season, although he once again never got on the field. Mario Manningham injured his shoulder late in Sunday's game, so maybe next week Jenkins actually sees the field. We'll have to wait for an update on Manningham's shoulder before we can know for sure.

You can read through the entire Gamebook HERE (PDF).

Offense had 76 total plays.

# of Plays


76 (100%)

Joe Staley, Alex Boone, Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, Jonathan Goodwin, Vernon Davis, Colin Kaepernick

66 (87%)

Frank Gore

47 (62%)

Michael Crabtree

46 (61%)

Bruce Miller

39 (51%)

Delanie Walker

31 (41%)

Randy Moss

27 (36%)

Mario Manningham

14 (18%)

Ted Ginn Jr.

10 (13%)

Will Tukuafu

8 (11%)

Brandon Jacobs

7 (9%)

Daniel Kilgore

6 (8%)

Leonard Davis

3 (4%)

Garrett Celek

Defense had 73 total plays.

# of Plays


73 (100%)

Dashon Goldson, Tarell Brown, Aldon Smith, Carlos Rogers, Donte Whitner

71 (97%)

NaVorro Bowman

70 (96%)

Patrick Willis

69 (95%)

Ahmad Brooks, Ray McDonald, Justin Smith

46 (63%)

Chris Culliver

23 (32%)

Isaac Sopoaga

10 (14%)

Ricky Jean-Francois

8 (11%)

Perrish Cox

2 (3%)

Will Tukuafu

1 (1%)

Clark Haggans

Here is the special teams breakdown for the entire team

# of Plays


22 (73%)

Tramaine Brock

20 (67%)

Darcel McBath, Will Tukuafu

19 (63%)

Bruce Miller, Tavares Gooden, Anthony Dixon, C.J. Spillman, Michael Wilhoite

17 (57%)

Larry Grant

11 (37%)

Andy Lee, Ted Ginn Jr.

10 (33%)

Brian Jennings

9 (30%)

David Akers, Chris Culliver, Dashon Goldson

7 (23%)

Tarell Brown, Aldon Smith, Patrick Willis, Ahmad Brooks, Ray McDonald, Isaac Sopoaga, Ricky Jean Francois

6 (20%)

Daniel Kilgore, Garrett Celek, NaVorro Bowman

4 (13%)

Jonathan Goodwin, Joe Staley, Alex Boone, Anthony Davis, Mike Iupati, Leonard Davis, Perrish Cox

2 (7%)

Brandon Jacobs