The San Francisco 49ers made a big change at the quarterback position for Week 6 vs. the Buffalo Bills, but the game saw several notable adjustments on both sides of the ball. We’ve got the full snap count below, and can check out the gamebook PDF here.
The team formally made a change at right guard, inserting Joshua Garnett in over Andrew Tiller. Garnett got 18 RG snaps in Week 5, and handled the entire workload in Week 6. We’ll go back and take a look, but the 49ers offensive line had its share of issues, particularly in the ground game. Tiller ended up with four special teams snaps.
We also saw a change at tight end that flew under the radar. Blake Bell was inactive and Je’Ron Hamm was active. Hamm only got two snaps, so it’s not like this is a huge change. But it’s interesting to see Bell deactivated. The one-time college quarterback is not exactly doing much to impress in his conversion to tight end (which began during his final college season).
On the defensive side of the ball, Rashard Robinson suffered a concussion in the third quarter. Keith Reaser took over as the outside cornerback opposite Tramaine Brock. That also resulted in Dontae Johnson getting a few more snaps than normal as the nickel back. The team was without Jaquiski Tartt, who was inactive with a quad injury. Rather than play a third safety for any stretch, the 49ers went with a more traditional nickel sub-package.
Gerald Hodges managed four snaps on the day. If he cannot supplant Michael Wilhoite or Nick Bellore at this point, it’s just another lost player. The 49ers got Hodges for very little (C Nick Easton and a 6th round pick). He showed some things in limited work late last season, but fell out of favor this year with the new coaching staff.
Here’s the full snap count.