Taking a closer look at the snap counts from the Patriots week one victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, and what stood out from a New England Perspective, starting with the offense:
Offense (61 total snaps)
Tom Brady, QB: 61/61, 100%
Dion Lewis, RB: 46/61, 75%
Brandon Bolden, RB: 14/61, 23%
James White, RB: 1/61, 2%
Julian Edelman, WR: 48/61, 79%
Danny Amendola, WR :34/61, 56%
Aaron Dobson, WR: 30/61, 49%
Chris Harper, WR: 12/61, 20%
Rob Gronkowski, TE: 61/61, 100%
Scott Chandler, TE: 25/61, 41%
Michael Williams, TE: 18/61 30%
Michael Hoomanawanui, TE 13/61 21%
David Andrews, C, 61/61: 100%
Nate Solder, T, 57/61: 93%
Josh Kline, G: 54/61 89%
Sebastian Vollmer, T, 52/61, 85%
Shaq Mason, G: 36/61, 59%
Tre Jackson, G: 35/61, 57%
Marcus Cannon, T: 13/61, 21%
Undrafted rookie David Andrews received the start and played all 61 snaps for the Patriots - the only offensive lineman to go wire to wire for the team. That says something about how highly the team values Andrews. Shaq Mason, Tre Jackson, and Josh Kline all rotated on a regular basis, with Marcus Cannon giving Solder and Vollmer a bit of rest at both tackle spots.
At running back, Dion Lewis saw the vast majority of the snaps - taking just 15 plays off in lieu of Brandon Bolden and James White. White, by the way, played just a single snap (kneel down). He could be made inactive once LeGarrette Blount returns to action this week. Lewis' usage was similar to that of Shane Vereen - in terms of touches and playtime percentage.
Wide receiver and tight end had a fairly expected rotation. Aaron Dobson played a significant number of snaps, playing just four less than Danny Amendola. It will be interesting to see how his role will take shape once Brandon LaFell returns, but for now, the opportunity is there for him to take on a significant role.
Note: All snap counts were provided via the NFL Game Book. As with most reports generated by the league, there could be errors and inaccuracies.