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Snap counts from the Falcons’ preseason week 3 tilt versus the Cardinals

Lots of cardinal numbers. But no Cardinal numbers.

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Sean Harlow would probably play every snap for every NFL team every week if you ask nicely
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Have you been patiently waiting to learn how many times each Falcons player took the field this past Saturday night? Were you so desperate to get the Falcons snap counts that you briefly considered signing up for a free trial of GamePass just to go frame by frame, tallying each player snap by hand?

Well, you will be relieved to know that the team at The Falcoholic has you covered, employing the latest in snap-counting technology to bring you those precious snap counts. Below is each and every Falcons player that took the field last Saturday along with a number next to that player, with that number signifying the exact number of times that player took the field for a play during Saturday’s game.

While the mysteries of the world are many, such mysteries will no longer include the Falcons snap counts from their August 26 game against the Arizona Cardinals:


The offensive snap counts are once again dominated by offensive linemen, with Saubert and Simms thrown in for good measure. Schweitzer and Garland were given more extensive work this week, presumably in order to give the team more film on each to review before deciding upon the opening day RG. At the other end of the spectrum, Andreas Knappe and Wil Freeman do not appear to be in the Falcons’ 2017 plans judging by their limited snaps on Saturday (two snaps each).

Sean Harlow 45

Daniel Brunskill 43

Wes Schweitzer 42

Ben Garland 40

Kevin Graf 31

Eric Saubert 30

Matt Simms 30

Terron Ward 27

Reggie Davis 27

Nick Williams 24

Deonte Burton 24

Marvin Hall 22

Ryan Schraeder 18

Jake Matthews 18

Matt Ryan 18

Alex Mack 18

Andy Levitre 18

Brian Hill 17

Larsen Graham 16

Matt Schaub 15

Justin Hardy 14

Mohamed Sanu 13

Derrick Coleman 12

Josh Perkins 12

Andre Roberts 12

Darion Griswold 12

D.J. Tialavea 12

Levine Toilolo 12

Austin Hooper 11

Kelvin Taylor 11

Travis Averill 9

Julio Jones 8

Tevin Coleman 6

Anthony Dablé 6

Tyler Renew 5

Taylor Gabriel 4

Josh Magee 3

Jhurell Pressley 2

Andreas Knappe 2

Wil Freeman 2

Alex Gray 1

Cornelius Edison 1


The Falcons split up defensive snaps much more evenly than in prior weeks, which was largely the effect of having the “starting” defense play about 23 snaps. The Falcons left C.J. Goodwin in the game late, perhaps hoping to give him some more experience (or confidence) after having gotten beat by various receivers this preseason. LaRoy Reynolds left after one snap and De’Vondre Campbell only played five snaps, which opened up some playing time opportunities for other linebackers on the roster such as Duke Riley, Jermaine Grace, and Josh Keyes.

Marcelis Branch 43

C.J. Goodwin 40

Sharrod Neasman 34

Duke Riley 32

Jermaine Grace 31

Jalen Collins 30

Ra’Shede Hageman 29

Josh Keyes 28

Deji Olatoye 26

Jack Crawford 25

Takk McKinley 24

Chris Odom 24

Keanu Neal 23

Ricardo Allen 23

Robert Alford 23

J’Terius Jones 23

Deion Jones 22

Grady Jarrett 19

Brian Poole 19

Joe Vellano 18

Derrick Shelby 18

Akeem King 17

Courtney Upshaw 17

Kemal Ishmael 16

Jarnor Jones 16

Brooks Reed 16
Dontari Poe 14

Adrian Clayborn 14

Jack Lynn 12

Vic Beasley 12

Taniela Tupou 12

Quincy Mauger 10

Desmond Trufant 10

De’Vondre Campbell 5

LaRoy Reynolds LB 1

Special Teams

Grace, Branch, Neasman, and Goodwin all received a ton of combined defense/special teams playing time this past week. In addition to the fact that Neasman, Ishmael, Goodwin, and Riley all received significant special teams playing time, they all appeared on starting units. So expect to see those guys active and out there during the regular season.


Matt Bosher 9

Josh Harris 8

Mike Meyer 4

Deron Washington 4 (zero snaps on defense)

Matt Bryant 1

Others with 10 or more special teams snaps

Jermaine Grace 16

Marcelis Branch 14

Sharrod Neasman 12

Kemal Ishmael 12

C.J. Goodwin 10

Duke Riley 10

Deji Olatoye 10