Youth served? Rookie gets bigger chance

A few notes on how the Arizona Cardinals use their defensive personnel, followed by an ESPN Stats & Information chart with playing-time percentages:

  • The Cardinals would like to develop linebackers O'Brien Schofield and Sam Acho. Schofield played a season-high 25 snaps in Week 7. Acho, a rookie fourth-round choice, played a season-high 24 snaps. Schofield's playing time fell during the third, fourth and fifth games. The team wants both to play more as the season progresses. Snaps for Clark Haggans and Joey Porter have fallen as a result.

  • Inside linebacker Stewart Bradley played 21 snaps against Pittsburgh, his highest count since Week 2. He hardly played in the previous two games, however, and that explains why his percentage has fallen since the first three games. Week 7 snap counts for inside linebackers: Paris Lenon 70, Daryl Washington 47, Reggie Walker 23, Bradley 21.

On to the chart ...


2011 Arizona Cardinals Defensive Playing Time