How the 49ers' play time was divided

How the 49ers' play time was divided
September 10, 2012, 3:12 pm
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One of the questions surrounding the 49ers' offense was how much play time would coach Jim Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman give each of the running backs and wide receivers.

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As it turned out, the 49ers deactivated rookie LaMichael James, and Brandon Jacobs (left knee) was injured. So the play time among the running backs was about the same as a year ago. However, the 49ers used fullback Bruce Miller a lot more than usual.At wide receiver, the 49ers constantly shuttled four wideouts into the game. There's no question Michael Crabtree is the team's No. 1 wide receiver. And, actually, Mario Manningham played a higher percentage of the snaps than Randy Moss. Kyle Williams started alongside Crabtree but saw the least action among the four wide receivers who got on the field.MAIOCCO: Moss makes most of his first-half chances
Based on 67 offensive plays (including penalties that nullified the plays), 72 plays on defense, and 30 plays on special teams, here is how much everyone played:Offense (67)
67 -- RT Anthony Davis, LT Joe Staley, LG Mike Iupati, RT Alex Boone, C Jonathan Goodwin
66 -- QB Alex Smith
65 -- TE Vernon Davis
50 -- RB Frank Gore
45 -- WR Michael Crabtree
37 -- FB Bruce Miller
34 -- TE Delanie Walker
29 -- WR Mario Manningham
21 -- WR Randy Moss
16 -- WR Kyle Williams
15 -- RB Kendall Hunter
12 -- OL Leonard Davis
6 -- FB Will Tukuafu
5 -- OL Daniel Kilgore
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Defense (72)
72 -- S Dashon Goldson, DL Ray McDonald, S Donte Whitner
71 -- CB Tarell Brown, CB Carlos Rogers
70 -- OLB Aldon Smith, DL Justin Smith
65 -- CB Chris Culliver
59 -- LB NaVorro Bowman
56 -- OLB Ahmad Brooks
55 -- CB Perrish Cox
48 -- LB Patrick Willis
7 -- NT Isaac Sopoaga
2 -- DL Demarcus Dobbs
1 -- S C.J. Spillman, DL Ricky Jean FrancoisSpecial teams (30)
25 -- Demarcus Dobbs
24 -- Darcel McBath
20 -- C.J. Spillman, Anthony Dixon, Tavares Gooden
19 -- Tramaine Brock
16 -- Larry Grant
15 -- Trenton Robinson
14 -- Will Tukuafu
12 -- David Akers
11 -- Andy Lee, Brian Jennings
10 -- Delanie Walker, Daniel Kilgore
9 -- Bruce Miller, Perrish Cox
8 -- Chris Culliver
7 -- Kyle Williams, Dashon Goldson
6 -- Anthony Davis, Joe Staley, Mike Iupati, Leonard Davis
5 -- Alex Boone, NaVorro Bowman
4 -- Kendall Hunter, Ray McDonald, Tarell Brown, Aldon Smith, Ahmad Brooks, Patrick Willis, Ricky Jean Francois
1 -- Jonathan Goodwin