Falcons snap counts from an unsightly loss to the Panthers

The Falcons have been terrible final evening. Given the chance to make headway within the NFC South and get again to .500, Atlanta by no means even held a lead on this one, getting blown off the sphere even when the ultimate rating was only a 10 level margin. It was probably the most discouraging effort of the yr, given the opponent and the divisional stakes.

We’ll have a very long time to speak about what the Falcons can do to get proper, provided that they’ve 10 days till their subsequent recreation towards the Bears, however for now let’s simply overview some snap counts. These can’t harm us that badly.


Marcus Mariota: 63

Jake Matthews: 63

Colby Gossett: 63

Drew Dalman: 63

Chris Lindstrom: 63

Kaleb McGary: 63

Kyle Pitts: 56

Drake London: 55

Olamide Zaccheaus: 48

Tyler Allgeier: 30

Damiere Byrd: 30

Cordarrelle Paterson: 24

Parker Hesse: 22

MyCole Pruitt: 12

Avery Williams: 9

Caleb Huntley: 9

KhaDarel Hodge: 8

Keith Smith: 6

Bryan Edwards: 6

This was a recreation the place some made probably the most of very restricted alternatives. Huntley turned 9 snaps into 5 carries for 32 yards, outgaining Allgeier and Patterson and searching like probably the most potent runner on the sphere. Allgeier outsnapped Patterson, indicating as soon as once more that he has a diversified position that can maintain him on the sphere, but it surely was shocking to not see extra Patterson and particularly extra Huntley given the bottom recreation’s scuffles.

Hodge was one other participant who turned restricted seems to be into one thing, with two grabs and a landing on simply eight snaps. He’s had a few noteworthy miscues this yr, however because the workforce’s fourth receiver and a core particular teamer, Hodge has largely been a optimistic addition to this workforce. Ditto Byrd, who performed much more snaps however continues to appear to be Mariota’s most trusted choice.

The notes aren’t all that optimistic in any other case. Gossett had a tough recreation, however I’m undecided the Falcons have any workable alternate options to beginning him at left guard, so that they’ll most likely trot him again on the market towards the Bears and hope for higher. The workforce’s lack of ability to get the ball to Pitts, ostensibly their most harmful non-Patterson weapon, is a significant drag on the offense that sort of must be fastened if this passing recreation goes to rise above mediocrity. Given how late within the season is and that the one main lineup change more likely to come is at quarterback, the actually unsatisfying “play higher, coach higher” mantra is all we have now on offense.


Richie Grant: 66

Jaylinn Hawkins: 66

Darren Corridor: 66

Rashad Fenton: 66

Rashaan Evans: 60

Mykal Walker: 59

Grady Jarrett: 54

Ta’Quon Graham: 51

Lorenzo Carter: 50

Arnold Ebiketie: 36

Abdullah Anderson: 35

Adetokunbo Ogundeji: 30

Isaiah Oliver: 19

Troy Andersen: 17

DeAngelo Malone: 16

Timothy Horne: 15

Jalen Dalton: 12

Dee Alford: 8

For the second straight effort towards Carolina, the Falcons had virtually zero success stopping the Panthers floor recreation. The handful of performs they did have been authored by Horne, Anderson, and Jarrett, with the linebackers mightily struggling many of the day.

Evans was coming off what I believed was a severely underrated effort towards the Chargers the place he made performs each massive and small, however his largest impression on his one may need been colliding with one other defender. Walker didn’t fare nicely both, with Andersen getting somewhat extra work as a direct outcome, and it’s honest to marvel if we’ll see extra of him towards Chicago provided that the observe file towards the run has been so poor of late.

The most important enjoying time notice, although, is that the Falcons basically changed Cornell Armstrong with Rashad Fenton. I are likely to suppose Fenton will find yourself being an improve when all is claimed and finished, however final evening he struggled fairly mightily a lot of the evening, so possibly that’s not a given. With 10 days to get better, Terrell could also be again anyhow, leaving the query of Fenton’s place on the depth chart somewhat little bit of an open query.

The protection has had a really up-and-down yr, however there’s no main adjustments coming other than Terrell’s return, which would offer a significant carry. Hopefully they’ll discover their footing.

Specials groups

Avery Williams: 26

Mike Ford; 26

Nick Kwiatkoski: 25

DeAngelo Malone: 21

Jovante Moffatt: 21

Troy Andersen: 20

KhaDarel Hodge: 20

Keith Smith: 20

Richie Grant: 16

Parker Hesse: 15

Bradley Pinion: 11

MyCole Pruitt: 10

Isaiah Oliver: 9

Liam McCullough: 8

Cornell Armstrong: 8

Jalen Dalton: 7

Cordarrelle Patterson: 7

Abdullah Anderson: 6

Timothy Horne: 6

Adetokunbo Ogundeji: 6

Jaylinn Hawkins: 5

Ta’Quon Graham: 5

Kaleb McGary: 3

Jake Matthews: 3

Chris Lindstrom: 3

Colby Gossett: 3

Ryan Neuzil: 3

Younghoe Koo: 3

Germain Ifedi: 3

The notes are sparse right here, however on an evening the place climate was an element, Koo whiffed on two further factors, Pinion had one very brief punt, and the return recreation was on level as typical, with Patterson getting a uncommon and welcome probability to return kicks. Hopefully we’re not seeing miscues towards Chicago.