Jonathan Gannon explains why Jordan Davis only saw 22 snaps on defense
Stout rookie Jordan Davis played in just 22 defensive snaps in Detroit — lowest amongst all DTs on the roster.
Not quite the expected snap count when Philadelphia traded for him in April’s draft. Davis was highly effective when used, limiting Detroit’s rushing attack to just 2.9 yards/carry. The defense allowed 10.0 yards/carry with Davis on the sidelines.
When addressing the media, defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon explained his usage of the former Georgia Bulldog:
“He did a good job when he was in there. I thought he played his technique well; what we’re asking him to do, he did a good job of executing. The 22 snaps, those guys all played, the five D-tackles that were up and they’ll continue to all play. I think Jordan will keep maximizing his opportunities.”
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D’Andre Swift rushed for 144 total yards on Sunday; implementing a five-man front with your 340-pound behemoth in the middle would’ve helped to stop that.
Gannon has the personnel to stuff opposing runners; he’ll need to start utilizing it with Dalvin Cook coming to town on Monday night.
Jordan Davis was PFF’s highest graded rookie defensive lineman in week 1 👀 pic.twitter.com/CRTp7CX42L— NFL Rookie Watch (@NFLRookieWatxh) September 13, 2022
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