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n take a look at the gameís snap counts and see if there are any patterns emerging as we head into cutdown week.Offense#PlayerPositionOffensive SnapsPercentDefensive SnapsPercentSpecial Teams SnapsPercent#PlayerPositionOffensive SnapsPercentDefensive SnapsPercentSpecial Teams SnapsPercentNotes:In what is widely viewed as a preview for the regular season Womens Ryan Grant Jersey , it was odd that Jack Doyle did not play a real role at all.He got just 3 snaps on offense and 2 on special teams. Austin Howard may have finished his time with the Colts after one pretty dreadful series. He was pulled after it and didnít see the field again.The number of snaps for the offensive linemen remain pretty uniform. It seems like a group that the coaches still havenít got figured out yet, and I suspect there will be waiver claims made at tackle.Jordan Wilkins finally got the lionís share of the snaps. He definitely didnít look as good against starters, but as weíve discussed elsewhere, the running game as a whole has suffered from defenses run blitzing due to the bland preseason playcalling. The Colts will need more from him come week one.Defense#PlayerPositionOffensive SnapsPercentDefensive SnapsPercentSpecial Teams SnapsPercent#PlayerPositionOffensive SnapsPercentDefensive SnapsPercentSpecial Teams SnapsPercentNotes:Kenny Moore and Pierre Desir got the start on the outside and both played a lot of snaps. Geathers has really ramped up his snaps too.Speaking of getting lots of work, Darius Leonard and Skai Moore need every bit they can get, because theyíll need to grow up fast. Good to see them getting lots of use. Malik Hooker was on a pitch count as we were told he would be, and was in on just 21 snaps. He didnít hardly look like he had missed a beat.With guys like Robert Jackson, Robenson Therezie, Chris Cooper, and Chris McCain getting only a handful of snaps, it seems likely that these guys arenít sticking around.Despite getting just 14 snaps, rookie DE Kemoko Turay got 2 hits and a tackle.Ryan Delaire also had 2 QB hits 3 tackles, and 2 sacks in just 17 snaps. If they can consistently provide pressure and get to the quarterback, itíll be huge for the defense.Special Teams#PlayerPositionOffensive SnapsPercentDefensive SnapsPercentSpecial Teams SnapsPercent#PlayerPositionOffensive SnapsPercentDefensive SnapsPercentSpecial Teams SnapsPercentStanley Jean-Baptiste was Ravensí goon as joint practice with Colts sparked multiple fights The Indianapolis Colts and Baltimore Ravens conducted their second joint practice Saturday in Westfield in preparation for their preseason matchup Monday night. Naturally, we expected some shoving matches, or possibly even some punches to be thrown per the norm when it comes to these training camp exercises.Every single year it happens. Itís not really that big of a deal. One guy doesnít like getting beat in a 1-on-1 rep Youth Skai Moore Jersey , or another doesnít appreciate what he deems to be a cheapshot in one form or another, and then the fists start flying. Again, we knew this was eventually going to become a thing. On the other hand, I wonder how typical it is for one player to be one teamís goon when things do get heated. Saturday during special teamís and even some head-to-head drills, Stanley Jean-Baptiste appeared to be THAT GUY for the Ravens.Little dust-ups had been occurring over the past two days of practices between the two squads, but nothing serious. Sometimes these situations fester after someone canít handle their feelings getting hurt in front of their teammates. Jean-Baptiste, though, seemingly had no other purpose for being on the field Saturday than to initiate these altercations, or to act as the camp body tasked with being the enforcer for those who actually can stick to a roster in the NFL.Iíve helped you out a bit in case you didnít recognize SJ-B right away. As you can see, the punt is away and then the fight begins. From all accounts, I believe this is between Antonio Morrison and Albert McClellan with the latter losing his helmet, mounting (maybe it is MMA Mr. Frank Reich..) and throwing a pretty powerful punch that appears to hit its mark.While it clearly appears to be McClellan, I canít confirm the Coltsí player getting punched as his number was never visible on the video. Anyhow...Once McClellan throws the punch, several players from both teams react by filtering towards the two, and for the most part attempt to pull the two apart. Multiple little side skurmishes are created in the process, but thatís pretty much par for the coarse anytime that scenario comes about.But , not for Jean-Baptiste.You can clearly see that SJ-B had only one reason to move towards the brawl ó to throw as many punches as he could towards anyone with a Coltsí jersey. He had no intentions of breaking it up, just to fall in line with the goon mentality. Typically, the term is used in hockey, and there was actually a pretty average movie made about these type players. At any rate, this sort of falls in line with SJ-Bís career path. Hereís a visual via pro football reference highlighting his career stats.Stanley Jean-Baptiste career stats via pro football referencePretty impressive, I know.But, it didnít even stop there for him. I mentioned that his sole purpose appeared to be to initiate fights today, right?A bit later in the practice SJ-B and rookie Daurice Fountain got into it as well. Why does this seem to be a pattern for SJ-B? Apparently he didnít throw enough punches in the melee a little earlier, so, he turned a simple shoving match ó which is as common in practice between teammates as it is in an actual game or anything else ó into another 180-man scrum. Maybe this is the real problem with these joint practices. Jean-Baptiste is just athletic enough to get into camp with teams, but not actually good enough to contribute during the season. Thus, heís got nothing to lose.This is similar to why some teams attempt to control as much about these joint practices as possible. They donít want their starters to go up against the 90th man on the other teamís roster in head-to-head drills in order to avoid injury, and senseless fights that get way too out of hand.The occasional fight in these practices isnít the problem, itís the scrubs on the rosters that have nothing better to do than to throw more gasoline on the fire.
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