Originally written on Steelers Depot  |  Last updated 10/13/14
With Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cameron Heyward being a talking point today, a reader has asked me via email if I have a breakdown of his snaps last year as it relates to which side that he played on.I have now pulled that data from our game charting from last year and here is the breakdown.Of the 260 non penalty snaps that Heyward played in 2012; 126 of them included him playing on the left side, while 134 of them, we had him playing on the right side of the defensive line.As you can clearly see, Heyward's playing time was pretty much balanced as to what side of the line he played on and that balance also carried over to the sub packages as 87 of the total plays included him being in on either nickel or dime packages.The 2012 season started off very unbalanced for Heyward as far as the side that he played on, however, as through the first five games, we have him playing 48 snaps on the right as opposed to only 11 on the left. 4 of those 11 left side snaps were when the S...
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