clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Falcons vs. Buccaneers 2016: Snap counts and 40 burgers

New, comments

Happy numbers from a Thursday Night blowout.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Falcons got a little revenge on their division rival in Tampa. The offense flew high and the defense buckled down in the second half.

Let's get right to it.

Offense

Chris Chester G: 73 (100%)
Ryan Schraeder T: 73
Andy Levitre G: 73
Jake Matthews T: 71
Matt Ryan QB: 71
Alex Mack C: 71
Austin Hooper TE: 55
Julio Jones WR: 53
Mohamed Sanu WR: 52
Devonta Freeman RB: 46
Levine Toilolo TE: 39
Taylor Gabriel WR: 33
Terron Ward RB: 23
Patrick DiMarco FB: 23
Aldrick Robinson WR: 15
Justin Hardy WR: 10
Joshua Perkins TE: 8
Tom Compton T: 5
Stevan Ridley RB: 3
Eric Weems WR: 2
Ben Garland C: 2
Matt Schaub QB: 2

Atlanta built off of last week's 33-point performance and raised the bar a little bit. After punting only twice against Green Bay, the Falcons offense refused to punt on Thursday Night Football against the Bucs. Ryan was dealing and threw four touchdowns to four separate receivers during a 43-28 rout.

Filling in for Jacob Tamme, Austin Hooper had a solid night with three catches for 46 yards and a touchdown. I hate to see his playing time come at the injury of another player, but having Hooper work with the first team for three-quarters of the entire game will be great experience for a player that'll likely see a starting role in 2017.

Taylor Gabriel had another exciting performance and seemed to be all over the field. You can't get much better than five targets, five receptions, and a rushing touchdown for your number three receiver. Gabriel seems to carve out a bigger role in the offense with each week -- that's great news for a Falcons offense that's at its best when it spreads the ball around.


Defense

Robert Alford CB: 80 (100%)
Ricardo Allen S: 80
Deion Jones LB: 80
Keanu Neal S: 80
De'Vondre Campbell LB: 78
Brian Poole CB: 67
Adrian Clayborn DE: 54
Vic Beasley LB: 51
Jalen Collins CB: 49
Grady Jarrett DT: 49
Jonathan Babineaux DT: 38
Courtney Upshaw DT: 36
Brooks Reed DE: 35
Desmond Trufant CB: 31
Cliff Matthews DE: 29
Tyson Jackson DE: 21
Philip Wheeler LB: 17
Paul Worrilow LB: 2
Robensen Therezie S: 2
Kemal Ishmael S: 1

The scoreboard doesn't do this defense justice. Yeah, they looked pitiful in the first half, but similar to last week and throughout the season, something clicked after halftime. This Quinn guy seems to know what he's doing, as nearly every week this unit looks completely different by the end of the game. Props to them for shutting down a division rival, albeit an injured one.

While Hooper impressed with his big gains and touchdown catch, Jalen Collins had a very respectful debut on defense in the absence of Desmond Trufant. Graded by PFF as a top five defensive performer for Atlanta last Thursday, Collins came in and looked as if he hasn't missed a snap all year. Granted, the Bucs became very one-dimensional and he did give up a garbage time touchdown, but I'm feeling much more comfortable about his future with the team after this week.

It's interesting to see that ten of the top thirteen snap count leaders on the defensive side of the ball either became starters under Quinn or we're drafted after his hiring. After only two offseasons, Quinn has almost entirely changed the personnel of this side of the ball. Whether it's going to make a difference in the playoffs remains to be seen, but we can't deny the youth and potential these guys have.

Special Teams

Paul Worrilow: 19
Brooks Reed: 18
Eric Weems: 17
Matt Bosher: 16
Jalen Collins: 15
LaRoy Reynolds: 15
Kemal Ishmael: 14
Robensen Therezie: 14
Joshua Perkins: 14
Ben Garland: 10
Tom Compton: 10
Levine Toilolo: 9
Justin Hardy: 9
Robert Alford: 9
Brian Poole: 8
Chris Chester: 7
Ryan Schraeder: 7
Andy Levitre: 7
Jake Matthews: 7
Terron Ward: 7
Jonathan Babineaux: 7
Josh Harris: 7
Matt Bryant: 7
Austin Hooper: 5
Patrick DiMarco: 5
Philip Wheeler: 2
Tyson Jackson: 2
Cliff Matthews: 2
Grady Jarrett: 2
De'Vondre Campbell: 2
Ricardo Allen: 2
Stevan Ridley: 2
Mohamed Sanu: 2
Deion Jones: 1

LaRoy Reynolds was caught with an illegal block which had Atlanta starting a drive at their own eight-yard line, though, the drive still ended up being a touchdown. Matt Bryant went three for three on the night, bless the man.

Thoughts on this week's numbers?