BB Method To His Madness Not sure if this was posted or not but thought I'd show BB's Defensive play. Good to see BB have confidence in Jones & D H'T, sure paid off! Defensive Snaps: Jones earns trust - espnBoston A look at the snaps played by Patriots defenders in the teamâ€™s season-opening 34-13 win over the Titans : LB Jerod Mayo â€“ 65 of 65 CB Devin McCourty â€“ 64 of 65 CB Kyle Arrington â€“ 63 of 65 DE Chandler Jones â€“ 58 of 65 DT Vince Wilfork â€“ 55 of 65 S Patrick Chung â€“ 51 of 65 DE Rob Ninkovich â€“ 50 of 65 S Steve Gregory â€“ 49 of 65 S Tavon Wilson â€“ 42 of 65 DT Kyle Love â€“ 40 of 65 LB Dontâ€™a Hightower â€“ 40 of 65 LB Brandon Spikes â€“ 38 of 65 CB Ras-I Dowling â€“ 36 of 65 DE/DT Jermaine Cunningham â€“ 23 of 65 DT Brandon Deaderick â€“ 16 of 65 DE Trevor Scott â€“ 7 of 65 DT Ron Brace â€“ 6 of 65 CB Marquice Cole â€“ 6 of 65 S Nate Ebner â€“ 5 of 65 CB Sterling Moore â€“ 1 of 65 (Including penalties.) ANALYSIS: Right defensive end Chandler Jones hardly comes off the field, which is an indication of how quickly heâ€™s earned the confidence of the coaching staff. While other players were part of a rotation, Jones was not. â€¦ Linebackers Dontâ€™a Hightower and Brandon Spikes split time in the nickel. Both came off in the dime as Jerod Mayo is the lone all-packages linebacker. â€¦ Cornerback Ras-I Dowling was the nickel back, and when he came on to the field, it pushed Kyle Arrington into the slot. â€¦ One line of thinking was that maybe Vince Wilfork would see a reduction in snaps with more depth on the line, but that wasnâ€™t the case in the opener. He had a heavy workload. â€¦ Jermaine Cunningham saw time at defensive end in the base defense and also as an interior rusher in the dime package, and was productive based on his snaps, also drawing a holding penalty. â€¦ The top three safeties â€“ Patrick Chung, Steve Gregory and Tavon Wilson â€“ were part of a rotation.