The San Francisco 49ers continue to give wide receiver Trent Taylor opportunities, and for the most part I think its paying off. It’s generally accepted that Taylor shouldn’t have been penalized for offensive pass interference and aside from that, he had a pretty good game.
The interception on the two-point conversion was a questionable throw and a questionable play-call, so it’s another thing I don’t fault him for. On Thursday against the Los Angeles Rams, Taylor was in for 39 snaps, a significant increase given he was under 30 snaps in both of the first two games.
He was still 20 snaps behind Marquise Goodwin and 30 snaps behind Pierre Garcon, however. The 49ers did split the tight end load as George Kittle still isn’t 100 percent healthy. He was in for 39 snaps, Garrett Celek played 36 and Logan Paulsen played 27.
On the defensive side of the ball, the notable numbers for me include Aaron Lynch’s 14 snaps and Solomon Thomas’ 38 snaps. Lynch continues to out-perform Thomas, in my opinion. Unfortunately, Lynch is likely going to get more playing time due to Tank Carradine’s injury, which is not how I’d like that change to happen.
Below you can find the full snap count for the 49ers from Thursday.
Week 3 Snap Count vs. Rams
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