Eagles Snap Counts: Babin, Graham Split Time At LDE

Here’s a look at snap counts for the Eagles during their Week 8 loss against the Falcons. We’ll go position-by-position.

 Overall SnapsSnap %
LeSean McCoy5486%
Stanley Havili1422%
Bryce Brown813%

McCoy carried 16 times for 45 yards (2.8 YPC). Brown had just one carry for 5 yards. And Chris Polk played strictly special teams. He’s yet to play an offensive snap all season. At this point, Dion Lewis has no role. He was inactive for the sixth time in seven games yesterday. Havili, meanwhile, played his fewest snaps (percentage) since Week 3 against the Cardinals. Of course, part of that had to do with the Eagles getting down early.

 Overall SnapsSnap %
Jeremy Maclin6298%
DeSean Jackson4978%
Jason Avant4673%
Riley Cooper1829%
Brent Celek5486%
Clay Harbor914%

At wide receiver, Cooper saw significant action, playing 29 percent of the snaps. He was the Eagles’ fourth wide receiver. Damaris Johnson was inactive for the second straight game. The question of who the team’s punt returner would be didn’t matter much as Atlanta was forced to punt just once all game. Presumably, Mardy Gilyard was going to handle those duties, but he got injured, and Brandon Boykin returned the lone punt.

So much for using Harbor more this season. He saw his fewest snaps (percentage) of the season. The last time Harbor played less than he played Sunday was his rookie season in 2010.

 Overall SnapsSnap %
Trent Cole5573%
Cullen Jenkins5168%
Fletcher Cox4459%
Cedric Thornton3648%
Jason Babin3344%
Derek Landri3243%
Brandon Graham3141%
Darryl Tapp1824%
Phillip Hunt00%

The most significant personnel move on defense was getting Graham more playing time. It was pretty much an equal time-share with Babin. Babin played 33 snaps, and Graham played 31, as the two rotated at left defensive end.

Cox had been playing starter’s snaps, but this was the first time all season he actually began the game on the field in place of Landri.

Hunt was questionable going in, but ended up playing. He got zero snaps on defense and was only used in a special-teams role.

 Overall SnapsSnap %
DeMeco Ryans75100%
Mychal Kendricks5877%
Akeem Jordan3749%
Casey Matthews1925%

Kendricks was disciplined for what Bowles called “personal issues off the field, violation of team compliance” and sat for the first series. Per reports, he missed a team meeting on Friday. Matthews took his place.

 Overall SnapsSnap %
Nnamdi Asomugha75100%
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie7093%
Brandon Boykin3851%
Curtis Marsh34%
Kurt Coleman75100%
Nate Allen75100%

Nothing really notable with the defensive backs. Boykin played 51 percent of the snaps as the nickel corner. Marsh spelled Rodgers-Cromartie for a few snaps at left cornerback.

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