Breaking down the Packers' offensive snaps

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A look at the snap counts from the Green Bay Packers' 20-16 loss at the Tennessee Titans in Saturday's preseason opener:

Total offensive snaps (68)


Matt Flynn: 30

Scott Tolzien: 23

Chase Rettig: 15

Notes: Coach Mike McCarthy wanted to get Flynn and Tolzien about the same number of plays. Given that he short-changed Tolzien and that he outperformed Flynn might indicate that Tolzien will play before Flynn in the next preseason game, which is Saturday at the St. Louis Rams. Aaron Rodgers, who was a healthy scratch, likely will play against the Rams.

Running backs

LaDarius Perkins: 21

Michael Hill: 14

DuJuan Harris: 13

Rajion Neal: 11

James Starks: 9

Ina Liaina: 9

John Kuhn: 6

Notes: With Eddie Lacy sitting out as a healthy scratch, the order by appearance among the halfbacks was Starks, Harris, Hill, Neal and Perkins. Neal, who had a 12-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, likely would have played longer had he not dropped out with a knee injury.


Kevin Dorsey: 29

Davante Adams: 29

Alex Gillett: 27

Myles White: 26

Chris Harper: 24

Jarrett Boykin: 22

Gerrard Sheppard: 14

Randall Cobb: 8

Notes: With Jordy Nelson a healthy scratch, the Packers opened in a three-receiver set with Adams, Boykin and Cobb. Flynn did not throw a ball Cobb’s way in the only series in which he played. Dorsey was targeted more times (five) than anyone and had three catches for just 23 yards. Harper and Gillett both had catches down the field, but Harper also dropped two balls (one was on a two-point try). Rookie seventh-round pick Jeff Janis dressed but did not play. He missed the first week of camp because of shingles.

Tight ends

Richard Rodgers: 15

Andrew Quarless: 15

Justin Perillo: 15

Jake Stoneburner: 12

Ryan Taylor: 12

Brandon Bostick: 11

Notes: Rodgers, the rookie third-round pick, got the start and had his only reception for 10 yards on the opening series. He made a nice adjustment to get the ball. He was targeted two other times but was not charged with a drop. He lined up in the backfield along with Kuhn on Starks' 20-yard touchdown run. Quarless had a bad drop down the field. Bostick, who averaged 17.1 yards per catch last season, rumbled for 23 after breaking two tackles on a second-quarter pass from Flynn.

Offensive line

Aaron Adams, T: 60

Lane Taylor, G: 45

Derek Sherrod, T: 45

Andrew Tiller, G: 43

Corey Linsley, C: 28

Garth Gerhart, C: 24

JC Tretter, C: 16

Jordan McCray, G: 15

Jeremy Vujnovich, T: 15

John Fullington, G/T: 15

Bryan Bulaga, T: 8

Josh Sitton, G: 8

T.J. Lang, G: 8

David Bakhtiari, T: 8

Notes: The starting group played only one series except for Tretter, who played three in his first NFL game action. Tretter, who did not play last year as a rookie and never played center before, held up well. He had a backside block on Starks' touchdown run and did not allow a sack, quarterback hit or pressure, according to ProFootballFocus.com. The second unit was, from left to right: Sherrod, Tiller, Linsley, Taylor and Adams. For Sherrod, it was his most extensive action since he broke his leg on Dec. 18, 2011.