Eagles Snap Counts: Babin Still Ahead Of Graham

Here’s a look at snap counts for the Eagles during their Week 9 loss against the Saints. We’ll go position-by-position.

Overall Snaps
Snap %
LeSean McCoy6481%
Stanley Havili1823%
Bryce Brown1114%

LeSean McCoy had one of his best games of the year with 19 carries for 119 yards. For the first time all season, the Eagles kept all four running backs – McCoy, Bryce Brown, Chris Polk and Dion Lewis – active. Lewis did not play at all. Brown played just 11 snaps, but made the most of them with four carries for 49 yards. Polk played special teams only and came up with the forced fumble in the third quarter on kickoff coverage. Stanley Havili played slightly less than normal.

Overall Snaps
Snap %
Jeremy Maclin7797%
DeSean Jackson7797%
Jason Avant4456%
Riley Cooper68%
Brent Celek7392%
Clay Harbor2532%

Nothing really noteworthy at wide receiver. Riley Cooper played just six snaps as the team’s fourth wide receiver. Damaris Johnson was active, but did not play offensively.

Celek was involved in both Eagles turnovers. He was probably held on the first one – a Michael Vick interception that bounced off his hand. And Celek fumbled in the fourth quarter with the team trying to stage a late-game comeback. He finished with five catches for 47 yards. Harbor saw his most action since Week 2. He had three catches for 20 yards.

Overall Snaps
Snap %
Trent Cole3766%
Jason Babin3359%
Cullen Jenkins3257%
Fletcher Cox2545%
Cedric Thornton2239%
Derek Landri2138%
Brandon Graham2138%
Phillip Hunt1832%
Mike Patterson1527%

Last week, the Jason Babin/Brandon Graham split was 33/31. This week, it was 33/21, as Babin saw significantly more playing time. Each player had a sack/forced fumble. Other than the two sacks, the Eagles were credited with just one hit on Drew Brees.

Mike Patterson saw his first action of the season, playing 15 snaps. Phillip Hunt didn’t play any defensive snaps last week, but filled in for Darryl Tapp (whose wife was giving birth) at right defensive end behind Trent Cole this week.

Overall Snaps
Snap %
DeMeco Ryans56100%
Mychal Kendricks56100%
Akeem Jordan3562%
Casey Matthews12%

The only thing notable here is that the Eagles were in their base defense with Akeem Jordan on the field for 62 percent of the snaps. Fourteen of Brees’ 21 completions went to tight ends and running backs. The Saints ran 25 times for 140 yards (5.6 YPC).

Overall Snaps
Snap %
Nnamdi Asomugha56100%
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie5496%
Brandon Boykin2138%
Curtis Marsh12%
Kurt Coleman56100%
David Sims56100%

David Sims filled in for Nate Allen. He missed a tackle on the Chris Ivory touchdown and got matched up with Jimmy Graham on several occasions. Sims led the Eagles with eight tackles, although many of those were after completed passes.

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  • southy

    I thought Sims played well, actually, given it was his first NFL action. He seemed to get more comfortable as the game went on.

  • Sims definitely played better as the game went on. I think he could develop into a fine safety but putting him in this position is just setting him up for failure.

    First start, MNF, in the Super Dome, against Brees, matched up against Jimmy Graham? There was absolutely no way he could succeed. I just hope it doesn’t destroy his confidence going forward.

    This is just another poor reflection of Andy Reid and his personnel management. Nate Allen is notoriously injury prone, and to have a guy like Sims and Anderson as your back ups is just inexcusable considering you have 18 defensive linemen and 13 running backs on the roster. Most of whom don’t see a snap. Same goes for offensive linemen.

    So glad we have all the cap space though!!!! /sarcasm

    • Johngiam

      Get real! Reid might chose the players, but do you really think for a second that it was Andy Reid’s choice to go into a year we he is coaching for his job, with 20 million in unspent cap money? News flash, there isn’t a coach in the world who wouldn’t want more talent. You really think Andy was the one that’s said than,s but no thanks, we have enough great players..please Mr. Lurie, pocket that extra 20 million? Get real, Andy might have chosen the talent, but he had no say whatsoever in how much money was spent. The teams with the least amount of cap space: falcons, texans, miners…eagles and the jaguars have the most amount of cap space. mr. Lurie got exactly what he paid for…the jaxonville jaguars. Who can all crucify Reid all we want, but let’s be fair, and not allow us to be conned for another moment by this miser of an owner. Allegedly we have been in ALL IN, SUPERBOWL OR BUST MODE for the past decade…and NOT once were we ever top 5 in most money spent. That’s a disgrace!!!!! Not a single team in modern day nfl has ever won a Super Bowl with 20million dollars of unspent money.our owner short changed the fans, the team, and Andy Reid of 20million dollars worth of talent! I for one, can no longer support that!!!! Not from an owner Ina big market, who’s stadium has been sold out forever a decade, and team has a five year waiting list for seaso n tickets. We can fire Andy Reid all we want, but until we are really ALL IN, we won’t be hoisting any trophys or hosting any parades. It’s over, but I have to admit that it will always bother me that we didn’t get o see what Andy could really do, with an owner who made a real ALL IN commitment.

      Don’t take this post at me absolving Andy for all his boneheaded error, but until this owner feels the wrath that Andy has felt, nothing will change, no matter who you hire next to coach us.

      • The $20 million in unspent $$ would be rolled into next year as as of right now with current roster and as things stand they are $17 million over the cap for 2013

  • UncleCarm

    You can’t blame Sims for the Ivory touchdown. He was the only Eagle within ten yards of Ivory. Where were the other 10 guys. The same thing later on a Kendricks tackle. He held onto a toe and finally made the tackle, but nobody else ever got there to help.

  • Wilbert M.

    This was the first game that Kendricks and Ryans really didn’t show up. I hope they’re not catching the lack of heart the rest of the defense has.

  • Johngiam

    Brandon graham can no longer be called a bust. He is our best lineman this year! He has made the most out of his limited reps. Would love for this site to provide a mid season comparison of graham and Pierre Paul effectiveness per play percentage. Think it would be really cool and interesting. I think we would be surprised to see that if we compare them on effectiveness percentage per the number of snaps they played, that their per nap percentages would be closer then us eagles fans think. if the rest of the defense played with the heart and desire that B grizzle is playing with this season,we would have a nasty defense. If the season ended today, I would be comfortable cutting babin and going into next season as the starting end…and since I want this wide 9 crap to end next year, I would audition fletcher at Dend the rest of this season, where he can’t be double teamed, and find out what he can do at hat position in case Ginny curry isn’t ready to start next year opposite of graham. I think cox could be a nasty end in a traditional non gimmicky 4-3