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Mid-season report: Playing time

A few interesting trends developed over the second quarter of the season.

A shift in offensive philosophy -- back to power football -- resulted in increased playing time for FB John Conner and backup TE Matt Mulligan. It also meant less playing time for the No. 3 receiver, Jeremy Kerley, who played about half the time as Derrick Mason (the previous No. 3 WR) did in the first quarter.

Here's our unofficial breakdown in terms of percentage of snaps played (allow small margin of error):

Player --- G's 1-4 --- G's 5-8 --- Total P.T.

RB Greene ........ 54% ... 51% ... 53%

RB Tomlinson .... 50% ... 39% ... 45%

FB Conner ........ 20% ... 40% ... 30%

RB McKnight ..... 4% ..... 10% ... 7%

TE Keller .......... 86% ... 75% ... 80%

TE Mulligan ...... 32% ... 53% ... 42%

TE Cumberland . 19% ... 0% .... 10%

TE Baker ............ 0% ..... 7% ..... 4%

WR Holmes ...... 87% ... 90% ..... 89%

WR Burress ..... 79% ... 75% ..... 77%

WR Mason ...... 61% .... 2% ...... 32%

WR Kerley ...... 7% ..... 31% ..... 19%

WR Turner ..... 10% ..... 7% ...... 8%