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A look at the stats and snap counts for every offensive player on the Redskins in the team’s preseason finale against the Baltimore Ravens

NFL: Washington Redskins at Baltimore Ravens Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Snaps- The Redskins’ offense was on the field for a preseason high 77 snaps in Thursday night’s game. That brings their total in the exhibition season to 258 snaps (64.5 per game). On those plays, 25 of the team’s 45 offensive players saw the field.

Touchdowns & Scoring- The Skins’ 20 points and 3 touchdowns were also preseason highs. They scored between 15 and 20 points in all four games (17, 15, 17, 20). Their 17.2 points per game this August ranked 25th in the league. The team failed to convert on their only 2-point-conversion attempt of the preseason in this game.

Washington’s 7 total touchdowns in the preseason ranked 26th in the NFL.

3rd & 4th Down- Kevin Hogan was sacked on the offense’s first third-down play of the game. The team rebounded after that and picked up four straight conversions. Unfortunately, their luck ran out after that, as they were only able to move the chains on two of their final nine plays on the money down. Two of those failed attempts ended in Baltimore interceptions (one pick six). In all, the team went 6-for-14 on third down (42.9%).

Those aren’t great results, but they actually represent an improvement over the first three preseason games, in which they converted a total of only one more first down (7) than they did in this game alone (66). The offense’s 27.1% third-down conversion rate ranked 29th this preseason.

They went 0-for-2 on fourth down this week, after converting on 2-of-3 tries last week against Denver.

Red Zone- Hogan and company found the paint twice in their three trips to the red zone. The Washington offense has scored touchdowns on at least two-thirds of their red-zone trips in three of the four preseason contests this year.

Turnovers- The Redskins threw two interceptions and lost one fumble against the Ravens, giving them a total of three turnovers, which matched their total from the last three games combined.

Penalties- The offense committed six of the team’s nine penalties (5 accepted) and was responsible for 30 of the 50 penalty yards. Four of those five penalties occurred before the snap (3 false start and a delay of game).

Rushing- Excluding Kevin Hogan’s kneel down on the final play of the first half, the Redskins rushed the ball 27 times for 132 yards, 6 first downs and a 4.89 YPC average (4.68 with the kneel).

The team topped the 50% mark in terms of success rate for the first time this season, as 15 of their 27 runs were successful (55.6% SR).

Nine of their rushes gained 2 or fewer yards, but they did pick up gains of 5-plus yards on 11 occasions, four of which went for over 10 yards.

Unfortunately, no Redskins runners found the end zone officially in this game (one rushing TD was negated by a holding penalty). That means Washington and just three other teams failed to score a touchdown on the ground this preseason.

QUARTERBACKS

Quarterbacks (4 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap % PS Snaps Snap %
Kevin Hogan * 77 100% 144 56%
Connor Jessop DNP N/A 0 0%
Colt McCoy DNP N/A 79 31%
Alex Smith DNP N/A 35 14%

Kevin Hogan- Kevin Hogan played all 77 snaps in what was a very up-and-down performance. He completed 22-of-38 passes (57.9%) for 272 yards (7.16 YPA), 15 first downs and 3 touchdowns. The main problem was that he threw a pair of interceptions (5.3% interception rate) and was sacked on 4 of his 42 dropbacks (9.5%) for 29 yards. Those totals gave him a below average passer rating (84.5) and adjusted-net-yards-per-attempt figures (5.07).

Hogan’s biggest problem in the game seemed to be that he was holding the ball too long despite being under constant pressure. He faced pressure on half of his dropbacks, yet he held the ball for more than 2.5 seconds on almost the same percentage of his dropbacks (54%).

It wouldn’t have been an issue if he had been able to hold his own when pressured, but that couldn’t have been further from the case. Here are some of his numbers when pressured: 20 attempts, 10 completions, 50% completion rate, 0 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 3 sacks and a 38.1 QB rating.

Despite all of that, he somehow walked away with the highest PFF grade on the Skins’ offense (77.0). Although, I’m not sure if this says more about how well he played or how poorly the rest of the offensive did.

Hogan flashed at times and did some good things this preseason (e.g., his 5 TD passes were tied for 1st in the NFL), but he also gave us plenty of examples that showed he still has quite a long way to go (e.g., he ranks top 5 in sacks and sack yards).

It would be very surprising to see Hogan make the final roster, because the Redskins don’t have many roster spots to spare and they already have a very competent backup in Colt McCoy. Ideally, the team will be able to stash him on the practice squad.

WIDE RECEIVERS

Wide Receivers (11 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap % PS Snaps Snap %
Darvin Kidsy 40 52% 106 41%
Simmie Cobbs 37 48% 104 40%
Shay Fields 36 47% 105 41%
Trey Quinn * 34 44% 107 41%
Brian Quick * 30 39% 54 21%
Cam Sims 24 31% 61 24%
Dan Williams 10 13% 24 9%
Jamison Crowder DNP N/A 0 0%
Josh Doctson DNP N/A 39 15%
Maurice Harris DNP N/A 39 15%
Paul Richardson DNP N/A 32 12%

Brian Quick- The team’s most experienced wideout, Brian Quick, got the start and played 30 snaps in his return from injury. He caught one of his two targets, but that catch was a big one. He took a 4-yard play-action pass in for a touchdown.

It’s nice to see that both of Quick’s receptions in the preseason went for first downs, but I think we need to take those results with a grain of salt. For one, he only gained 17 yards on his 24 routes run this August, which gives him a lowly yards per route run of 0.71. Also, both receptions came on rollout passes in which Quick actually gained negative air yards (i.e., both of his passes were caught very close to the line of scrimmage).

The veteran receiver was just released.

Trey Quinn- Mr. Irrelevant continued his quest to make a mockery of his moniker in this game.

He got his first start and played on a career-high 34 snaps. Quinn turned all three of his targets into first-down receptions and forced one missed tackle. His first two grabs were 5-yard chain movers on third down and his third and final catch of the night went for 33 yards, which was the third longest play of the game. Those catches gave him a total of 43 yards for the night and 81 yards in the preseason.

Quinn’s PFF grade of 77.0 was tied for first on the offense.

Darvin Kidsy- Darvin Kidsy led all Washington wideouts in snaps (40), targets (8) and receptions (5), all of which came on the Skins’ last two drives of the game. He gained 46 yards and picked up 2 first downs on those catches.

Kidsy led all Redskins receivers and tight ends in routes run (66), targets (16) and receptions (10) this preseason. He tied for the team lead in receiving first downs (5) and touchdowns (1).

Simmie Cobbs- The former Indiana Hoosier had the best game of his short NFL career on Thursday night. Cobbs caught 3-of-4 targets for a team high 75 yards and 3 first downs, His 38-yard grab on 3rd-and-18 was the team’s longest play of the game; he caught another pass for 27 yards, as well. Cobbs was unable to haul in what was the team’s lone two-point-conversion attempt of the preseason.

Cobbs led the team in both yards per target (18.8) and yards per route run (3.26). His 7 receptions and 109 receiving yards this preseason rank 3rd and 4th on the team, respectively.

Cam Sims- Cam Sims returned from a thigh injury and played 24 snaps in the contest. He could not match the production from his first two games, though. Sims was unable to catch either of his two targets, one of which would have been a touchdown.

Despite going catchless on his 11 routes in the game, Sims still ranks 6th and 2nd among all wide receivers in total preseason yards per route run (3.74) and overall PFF grade (89.5). Only A.J. Green, Taywan Taylor, Curtis Samuel, Jake Kumerow and Tyreek Hill are ranked above him in either category.

Shay Fields- Fields was unable to catch any of the three passes thrown his way, with two of those targets coming on the Redskins’ only fourth-down attempts of the night. He was also flagged for a false start penalty. Fields was, at least, able prevent what might have been a Baltimore interception, by switching roles with the cornerback covering him on the play.

He only caught three passes for 14 yards on his 8 targets (1.8 yards per target) and 64 routes run (0.22 yards per route run) in the preseason.

Fields was released today.

Dan Williams- Dan Williams received the very first target of his two-year career in the game. Unfortunately, the third-down pass was picked off and returned for 24 yards. Williams was the only Washington wideout or tight end who played on offense this preseason and didn’t catch at least one pass.

Nobody was surprised when Williams was released today. In truth, most people probably had never even heard of him because he did absolutely nothing in the preseason.

TIGHT ENDS

Tight Ends (6 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap % PS Snaps Snap %
Matt Flanagan * 49 64% 134 52%
J.P. Holtz * 24 31% 38 15%
Garrett Hudson 24 31% 43 17%
Vernon Davis DNP N/A 28 11%
Jordan Reed DNP N/A 0 0%
Jeremy Sprinkle DNP N/A 73 28%

J.P. Holtz- The third-year UDFA started for the second straight week and played 24 snaps on Thursday night. He was targeted twice in the game and hauled in a 5-yard reception and a 6-yard touchdown on those plays. Believe it or not, the 11 yards receiving were a career high for Holtz who was playing in his tenth career NFL game.

He had a legitimate shot to make the team as a tight end/fullback hybrid, but was released today instead. The Redskins will likely try to add him to their practice squad.

Matt Flanagan- Flanagan made the first start of his career and led all Washington backs and receivers with 49 snaps.

However, he proceeded to totally squander the opportunity by catching just one of his three targets (5 yards), dropping a pass, allowing a hurry on one of his four pass-blocking snaps and committing a holding penalty that negated the Redskins’ only rushing touchdown of the preseason, leading to a scoreless red-zone trip.

His 32.9 PFF grade for the game ranked last on the offense.

He was released by the team today.

Garrett Hudson- Garrett Hudson played 24 offensive snaps against the Ravens, which is 5 snaps more than his total coming into the game (19 snaps). He received his first two targets of the preseason and caught one of them for a gain of 5 yards. Unfortunately, for Hudson, his other target was intercepted on third down and returned for a touchdown.

Hudson was also released today.

RUNNING BACKS

Running Backs (7 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap % PS Snaps Snap %
Kapri Bibbs 27 35% 105 41%
Robert Kelley 20 26% 60 23%
De'Veon Smith 16 21% 16 6%
Samaje Perine * 14 18% 26 10%
Byron Marshall DNP N/A 16 6%
Adrian Peterson DNP N/A 14 5%
Chris Thompson DNP N/A 0 0%

Rob Kelley- This was by far Rob Kelley’s best performance of the 2018 preseason and likely his second best showing in the last calendar year.

Kelley toted the rock 11 times for 49 yards, 2 first downs and a 4.5 rushing average. Of those 49 yards, 43 of them came after contact, which gave him a team-best yards-after-contact average of 3.91. Kelley only topped those totals once in the last year (Week 2 of 2017 vs. the Rams).

Perhaps what was most impressive, at least by his standards, was that he caught two first-down receptions for 14 yards. The first-down total tied a career high and his 14 receiving yards was tied for his highest yardage total through the air since Week 15 of the 2016 season.

Samaje Perine- Samaje Perine started and gained 30 yards on his seven rushes (4.3 YPC) and 14 snaps on the night. Five of his seven runs were considered successful, which gave him a 71.4% success rate, the best such mark by a running back in the game.

Unfortunately, for Perine, his performance will be defined by his second-quarter lost fumble. Much has been made about Perine’s fumbling woes, but the fact is that Perine fumbled on a lower percentage of his total touches (1.005%) than many of the league’s top running backs last year. The list includes: Frank Gore, Mark Ingram, Kenyan Drake, Jay Ajayi, Jerrick McKinnon, Joe Mixon, Todd Gurley, Peyton Barber, Alex Collins, Devonta Freeman and the Redskins’ very own Adrian Peterson.

Kapri Bibbs- Bibbs’ impressive preseason campaign continued, as he led all Redskins running backs in snaps (40), yet again. Bibbs only gained 5 and 6 yards on his two carries, but where he did damage was in the receiving game.

He caught all three of his targets and took them for 41 yards and 2 first downs. Bibbs did not allow a pressure on any of his 23 snaps in pass protection in the preseason.

The team moved on from Bibbs as a part of today’s roster cutdown.

De’Veon Smith- De’Veon Smith matched his career total of 70 yards from scrimmage coming into the game on just 16 snaps against the Ravens. The second-year runner out of Michigan gained 42 yards on his seven rushes and led the team in both rushing first downs (3) and yards per carry (6.0). He gained over 5 yards on four of his seven runs, one of which went for 20 yards, the Redskins’ longest rush of the contest.

His biggest play actually came through the air, as Smith caught a screen two yards behind the line of scrimmage and broke 5 tackles (by my count) on his way to a 28-yard touchdown. It was his first score in a football game since November of 2016.

Smith was cut today.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

Offensive Linemen (17 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap % PS Snaps Snap %
Isaiah Williams * 77 100% 157 61%
Geron Christian 59 77% 201 78%
Tony Bergstrom * 41 53% 138 53%
T.J. Clemmings * 41 53% 41 16%
Casey Dunn 39 51% 88 34%
Kyle Kalis * 38 49% 160 62%
Demetrius Rhaney 36 47% 57 22%
Timon Parris 33 43% 68 26%
Ty Nsekhe * 18 23% 62 24%
John Kling 3 4% 83 32%
Kendall Calhoun DNP N/A 0 0%
Tyler Catalina DNP N/A 69 27%
Shawn Lauvao DNP N/A 35 14%
Morgan Moses DNP N/A 35 14%
Chase Roullier DNP N/A 35 14%
Brandon Scherff DNP N/A 35 14%
Trent Williams DNP N/A 13 5%

Offensive Line (Team)- The O-line continued to struggle in pass protection and took a step back in the running game, as well.

Kevin Hogan was sacked four times and pressured on 21 of his 42 dropbacks (21 of 41 if you don’t count the first sack).

And on top of that, Washington’s running backs only averaged 1.56 yards before contact, their lowest total since the preseason opener against the Patriots. The team’s 56.7 PFF run-blocking rating for the preseason ranks 22nd in the league.

Isaiah Williams- Isaiah Williams started for the first time in his career and manned the left guard spot for all 77 offensive snaps. The extra PT didn’t mean much though, as the third-year O-linemen surrendered a career-high 4 quarterback pressures (a hit and 3 hurries) and graded out as the second worst player on the team (44.8).

Williams did not survive today’s wave of cuts.

Ty Nsekhe- The Skins’ swing tackle started on the blind side and played two drives before exiting the game. Neskhe did not allow a single pressure or commit a penalty on his 62 snaps this August.

Geron Christian- Geron Christian took over for Nsekhe at left tackle and played the final 59 snaps of the game. Those 59 snaps pushed his total for the preseason up to a team-high 201 snaps from scrimmage.

Unfortunately, he picked up right where he left off last week, by allowing 4 pressures (a hit and 3 hurries). He allowed at least 3 pressures in every game and actually leads the entire league with a whopping 15 QB disruptions allowed this preseason. Meanwhile, no other Redskins’ player allowed more than 5 pressures.

T.J. Clemmings- Clemmings made his first appearance of the preseason when he started at right tackle against the Ravens on Friday night. He did not give up a pressure on any of his 19 pass-blocking snaps and his 76.5 PFF grade ranked third on the offense.

Clemmings was also cut this morning.

Timon Parris- Timon Parris played 33 snaps at right tackle and performed at about the same level he did in the first three exhibition games. He allowed a hurry, was flagged for a false start foul on third down and was given a 55.9 grade. This was the third time in the preseason that Parris has allowed exactly one pressure (a hurry each time) and earned a PFF grade in the 50s. The false start was his second of the year.

John Kling- Kling didn’t make any big mistakes in the game, but that probably wasn’t too difficult considering he only saw the field six times against the Ravens (3 snaps on offense and 3 snaps on special teams). He averaged 26.6 offensive snaps in the first three games.

Kling was released today.

Casey Dunn- Dunn split time between center (18 snaps) and right guard (19 snaps) in the game and allowed the first pressures of his career (2 hurries). His 61.3 PFF grade was the lowest rating the site tagged him with this preseason.

Demetrius Rhaney- Demetrius Rhaney had an atrocious game in pass protection. He gave up a sack on one of his team-worst 5 pressures allowed in the game. Geron Christian is the only other player on the team who allowed 5 pressures in a game this preseason. Rhaney was the owner of the third worst PFF grade on the offense (46.2).

Rhaney was just released.

Tony Bergstrom- Tony Bergstrom manned the pivot for 39 snaps against Baltimore. Bergstrom didn’t allow any pressures, but he did commit a pair of penalties.

His holding foul was declined so that the Ravens could take possession after Samaje Perine’s fumble. At least the veteran center was able to record a solo tackle on the play.

He also was flagged for a false start on a field goal attempt. Hopkins connected on the field goal on the snap Bergstrom jumped on, but he kicked the ball wide left after the penalty moved the team back 5 yards.

Kyle Kalis- Kalis started at right guard and played 38 snaps in the game. He allowed one hurry on his 17 snaps in pass protection. Kalis hasn’t committed a penalty since Week 1, when he was flagged three times.

Kalis was released by the team for the second time in as many seasons.

Kendall Calhoun- He never actually suited up for the team this August, so his release today was expected.

Tyler Catalina- He did not play in the game after recently suffering a torn labrum.

ALL OFFENSIVE PLAYERS (@ Baltimore Ravens)

Offense (45 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap % Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Kevin Hogan * 77 100% Dan Williams 10 13%
Isaiah Williams * 77 100% John Kling 3 4%
Geron Christian 59 77% Kendall Calhoun DNP N/A
Matt Flanagan * 49 64% Tyler Catalina DNP N/A
Tony Bergstrom * 41 53% Jamison Crowder DNP N/A
T.J. Clemmings * 41 53% Vernon Davis DNP N/A
Darvin Kidsy 40 52% Josh Doctson DNP N/A
Casey Dunn 39 51% Maurice Harris DNP N/A
Kyle Kalis * 38 49% Connor Jessop DNP N/A
Simmie Cobbs 37 48% Shawn Lauvao DNP N/A
Shay Fields 36 47% Byron Marshall DNP N/A
Demetrius Rhaney 36 47% Colt McCoy DNP N/A
Trey Quinn * 34 44% Morgan Moses DNP N/A
Timon Parris 33 43% Adrian Peterson DNP N/A
Brian Quick * 30 39% Jordan Reed DNP N/A
Kapri Bibbs 27 35% Paul Richardson DNP N/A
J.P. Holtz * 24 31% Chase Roullier DNP N/A
Garrett Hudson 24 31% Alex Smith DNP N/A
Cam Sims 24 31% Brandon Scherff DNP N/A
Robert Kelley 20 26% Jeremy Sprinkle DNP N/A
Ty Nsekhe * 18 23% Chris Thompson DNP N/A
De'Veon Smith 16 21% Trent Williams DNP N/A
Samaje Perine * 14 18%

ALL OFFENSIVE PLAYERS (Total Preseason)

Offense (45 Players)
Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap % Player (* - starter) Snaps Snap %
Geron Christian 201 78% T.J. Clemmings 41 16%
Kyle Kalis 160 62% Josh Doctson 39 15%
Isaiah Williams 157 61% Maurice Harris 39 15%
Kevin Hogan 144 56% J.P. Holtz 38 15%
Tony Bergstrom 138 53% Shawn Lauvao 35 14%
Matt Flanagan 134 52% Morgan Moses 35 14%
Trey Quinn 107 41% Chase Roullier 35 14%
Darvin Kidsy 106 41% Brandon Scherff 35 14%
Kapri Bibbs 105 41% Alex Smith 35 14%
Shay Fields 105 41% Paul Richardson 32 12%
Simmie Cobbs 104 40% Vernon Davis 28 11%
Casey Dunn 88 34% Samaje Perine 26 10%
John Kling 83 32% Dan Williams 24 9%
Colt McCoy 79 31% Byron Marshall 16 6%
Jeremy Sprinkle 73 28% De'Veon Smith 16 6%
Tyler Catalina 69 27% Adrian Peterson 14 5%
Timon Parris 68 26% Trent Williams 13 5%
Ty Nsekhe 62 24% Jamison Crowder 0 0%
Cam Sims 61 24% Kendall Calhoun 0 0%
Robert Kelley 60 23% Connor Jessop 0 0%
Demetrius Rhaney 57 22% Jordan Reed 0 0%
Brian Quick 54 21% Chris Thompson 0 0%
Garrett Hudson 43 17%

*All statistics are courtesy of ESPN, NBC Sports, NFL.com, NFL Gamebooks, Pro Football Focus, Pro Football Reference, USA Today, Redskins.com and The Washington Post*

Poll

Which of these Redskins had the best preseason?

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  • 41%
    Kapri Bibbs
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Casey Dunn
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Kevin Hogan
    (0 votes)
  • 11%
    Darvin Kidsy
    (2 votes)
  • 29%
    Colt McCoy
    (5 votes)
  • 17%
    Cam Sims
    (3 votes)
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