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Falcons Week 5 Snap Counts Versus Giants

A breakdown of the Falcons' snap counts during an ugly loss to the Giants.

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports


Jon Asamoah: 72 (100%)
Gabe Carimi: 72
Jake Matthews: 72
Peter Konz: 72
Matt Ryan: 72
Levine Toilolo: 71
Julio Jones: 70
Harland Gunn: 69
Roddy White: 69
Devin Hester: 43
Steven Jackson: 26
Jacquizz Rodgers: 19
Devonta Freeman: 16
Ryan Schraeder: 13
Antone Smith: 11
Patrick DiMarco: 11
Bear Pascoe: 7
Eric Weems: 4
James Stone: 3

Schraeder got on the field as an extra blocker, primarily. Toilolo continues to get a huge workload because of his work as a blocker, as well, but he's not doing much as a receiver. Jacquizz Rodgers is on the field nearly as much as Steven Jackson for those same blocking skills. This team is so banged up along the line they'll do whatever it takes to try to get a little bit going, but when Julio Jones is your only fully healthy, consistent receiving threat, that's only going to do you so much good.


Paul Worrilow: 68 (100%)
Kemal Ishmael: 68
Desmond Trufant: 68
Dwight Lowery: 68
Robert Alford: 64
Prince Shembo: 56
Tyson Jackson: 48
Paul Soliai: 46
Kroy Biermann: 45
Jonathan Babineaux: 42
Malliciah Goodman: 34
Corey Peters: 28
Josh Wilson: 27
Jonathan Massaquoi: 27
Osi Umenyiora: 20
Robert McClain: 19
Dezmen Southward: 10
Ra'Shede Hageman: 7
Joplo Bartu: 2

Lot to unpack here. Tyson Jackson was decent again, but the Falcons are trotting out Worrilow, T-Jax, Shembo and Paul Soliai for the majority of snaps and the run defense continues to underwhelm mightily. I don't know if there's a great alternative, honestly, but clearly something's not working there.

Robert McClain lost snaps to Josh Wilson, who proved himself a tenacious ankle tackler but didn't seem to be a huge upgrade in coverage over the incumbent nickel back. Hageman continues to get no work despite the lack of much of anything up front, and Osi and Massaquoi combined for just a tick over Biermann's snaps. Again. Shembo is the unquestioned starter opposite Worrilow, with Bartu relegated to special teams.

Special Teams

Sean Baker: 23
Nate Stupar: 21
Joplo Bartu: 21
Eric Weems: 21
Antone Smith: 20
Robert McClain: 17
Matt Bosher: 15
Dezmen Southward: 14
Patrick DiMarco: 14
Jacquizz Rodgers: 13
Josh Wilson: 13
Ryan Schraeder: 11
Devin Hester: 10
Josh Harris: 10
Robert Alford: 9
Paul Soliai: 8
James Stone: 7
Paul Worrilow: 6
Kemal Ishmael: 6
Levine Toilolo: 6
Prince Shembo: 6
Kroy Biermann: 6
Jonathan Babineaux: 6
Ra'Shede Hageman: 6
Courtney Roby: 5
Jonathan Massaquoi: 5
Matt Bryant: 4

No real surprises here. Ishmael saw his special teams load lightened as he played every defensive snap, but guys like Baker, Stupar and Bartu are the core special teamers here, and they've done reasonably well with it. The Falcons should probably get Courtney Roby out of here and replace him with an NFL receiver at this point, because he's only playing five snaps on special teams.

Your thoughts on these snap counts?