6 observations from the Week 1 snap counts for the Buffalo Bills
DaQuan Jones and Jordan Phillips were the top two defensive tackle
While the rotation at defensive end played out probably the way the coaching staff expected, defensive tackle was one that was forced to be adjusted mid-game. Unfortunately, Ed Oliver suffered an ankle injury and was only able to play 17% of the snaps.
This opened the door for Jordan Phillips to likely get an increase as he played over 50% of the defensive snaps with 35 in total. However, DaQuan Jones led the team at the position with 46 snaps.
The other defensive tackle was Tim Settle who was well behind Jones and Phillips as he played 28 snaps (42%).
Hopefully, Ed Oliver will be able to return for next week’s game against the Tennessee Titans but in a game against Derrick Henry, the Bills may still keep a rotation close to this as they will need extra size along the line to try and slow down the big running back.