Posted: 7:47 pm Monday, March 24th, 2014

Lamar Holmes was a performance-pay leader for Falcons 

By D. Orlando Ledbetter

 

051112 FLOWERY BRANCH: Falcons offensive lineman Lamar Holmes stands on the sidelines with a boot on his foot the first day of practice with the team in Flowery Branch, Friday, May 11, 2012.   CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

051112 FLOWERY BRANCH: Falcons offensive lineman Lamar Holmes stands on the sidelines with a boot on his foot the first day of practice with the team in Flowery Branch, Friday, May 11, 2012. CURTIS COMPTON / CCOMPTON@AJC.COM

The NFL Management Council released its 2013 performance-based pay distributions.

Three Falcons, including rookie linebackers Paul Worrilow and Joplo Bartu and tackle Lamar Holmes, received more than $200,000.

The league pool for each team is $3.46 million and sums are to be paid April 1, 2016.

Bartu will receive an additional $262,927.41, Worrilow will receive $254,761.26 and Holmes will receive $203,434.58.

Here’s how the Falcons distribution was spread out:

NAME                      POS          AMOUNT  

Bartu, Joplo              OLB               $ 262,927.41

Worrilow, Paul          MLB              $ 254,761.26

Holmes, Lamar         T                    $ 203,434.58

McClain, Robert       CB                 $ 167,892.41

Alford, Robert           CB                 $ 146,222.86

Trueblood, Jeremy    T                   $ 140,235.74

Massaquoi, Jonathan DE              $ 129,370.12

Davis, Drew                  WR            $ 125,717.07

Konz, Peter                     C              $ 122,621.60

Johnson, Darius            WR            $ 115,686.76

Rodgers, Jacquizz         RB            $ 108,497.00

Schraeder, Ryan              T             $ 107,730.02

Hawley, Joe                   C               $ 97,860.14

DiMarco, Patrick          RB             $ 87,506.27

Motta, Zeke                   SS             $ 86,132.39

Dent, Akeem                MLB           $ 83,837.09

Reynolds, Garrett            G             $ 79,368.91

Goodman, Malliciah      DE            $ 78,226.74

Trufant, Desmond          CB            $ 78,152.00

Toilolo, Levine                TE             $ 75,770.97

Matthews, Cliff                DE             $ 72,952.62

Cone, Kevin                   WR              $ 72,368.50

Peters, Corey                 DT              $ 59,403.52

DeCoud, Thomas          FS              $ 49,744.92

Maponga, Stansly          DE             $ 49,285.10

Smith, Antone                RB              $ 44,676.39

Jerry, Peria                     DT              $ 42,869.35

Bosher, Matt                     P               $ 41,620.35

Douglas, Harry              WR              $ 40,285.12

Moore, William               SS              $ 33,348.63

Harris, Josh                    LS               $ 31,722.77

Snelling, Jason               RB              $ 31,189.33

Gunn, Harland                  G               $ 23,426.98

Babineaux, Jonathan      DT             $ 23,358.85

Gaither, Omar                OLB            $ 23,276.57

Umenyiora, Osi               DE             $ 22,519.58

Weatherspoon, Sean   OLB              $ 20,625.53

Robertson, Travian          DT              $ 18,795.68

Schillinger, Shann            FS              $ 17,913.30

Blalock, Justin                   G                $ 16,794.76

Gonzalez, Tony                TE                $ 16,139.00

Jackson, Steven              RB               $ 16,090.08

Franks, Dominique          CB               $ 15,969.55

Ryan, Matt                         QB               $ 15,772.47

Ishmael, Kemal                 FS                $ 13,847.65

Vaughan, Josh                  RB               $ 12,259.87

Coffman, Chase               TE                $ 10,809.85

Samuel, Asante                CB                $ 10,303.35

Nicholas, Stephen            OLB              $ 10,068.23

White, Roddy                      WR              $ 9,677.36

Jones, Julio                        WR               $ 7,544.99

Baker, Sam                           T                 $ 7,495.45

Ewing, Bradie                     FB                $ 6,659.72

Howard, Thomas                OLB             $ 4,987.84

Biermann, Kroy                    DE              $ 3,759.60

Davis, Dominique                QB              $ 2,779.59

Robiskie, Brian                    WR              $ 2,638.30

Chaney, Jamar                   OLB              $ 2,563.19

Bryant, Matt                            K                 $ 2,504.75

ATLANTA TOTAL:                               $ 3,460,000

FALCONS REWIND

–Blog: Falcons awarded three compensatory picks

–Blog: Lamar Holmes was a performance-pay leader in 2014

–Blog: Umenyiora will return in 2014, no restructured deal

–Blog: Falcons release FB Bradie Ewing

–Blog: Falcons WR Roddy White owes Mercer fan some prime tickets

–Blog: Falcons owner Arthur Blank engaged to be married.  

–Blog: Former Falcons WR Kevin Cone to work out for Carolina

–Blog: Falcons re-sign defensive tackle Peria Jerry

–Blog: NFL to move forward on cleaning up ‘on-field’ language

MEET THE FREE AGENT SIGNEES

–MyAJC ($): Falcons spend $80 million in free agency to buy toughness

–Las Vegas doesn’t like Falcons’ free agency moves

–Falcons Free Agency Tracker — Falcons have committed $107.36 million to salaries 

–Q&A with PR/KR/WR Devin Hester

–Q&A with Falcons right guard Jon Asamoah

–Q&A with Falcons defensive end Tyson Jackson

–Q&A with Falcons defensive tackle Paul Soliai

2014 NFL DRAFT CENTRAL

–Mock Draft 1.0: Falcons trade out of sixth spot to land Pryor and Ebron

–12 teams who could draft UGA star Aaron Murray

–Louisville LB Preston Brown to work out for the Falcons

–Louisville DE Marcus Smith to work out for the Falcons

–MyAJC ($): OT Greg Robinson, DE Dee Ford shine at Auburn’s Pro Day

–VIDEO: Tackle Greg Robinson on Auburn’s Pro Day

–VIDEO: Running back Tra Mason on Auburn’s Pro Day

–Blog & VIDEO: Clemson QB Tajh Boyd has stellar Pro Day showing

–VIDEO: Clemson WR Sammy Watkins on his Pro Day 

39 comments
TheMonger
TheMonger

Lamar Holmes, Peter Konz, and Garret Reynolds getting "performance based-pay" bonuses is downright hilarious, if not extremely sad.  What "performance" did they give the Falcons exactly?  Their performances were done from the seat of their pants on the ground after getting trampled by below average defensive lineman game after game.  This is ridiculous, and if these men had any sense of decency would rip those checks in half and actually work on their games so they wouldn't be such embarrassments to the NFL.

Dman
Dman

Speaking of Matt Ryan getting hit so much last year. All he did was get back up, dust himself off and play hard for his team mates. He never complained about getting hit so much and often said they were doing a good job improving. He also took up for Lamar saying thatnhe was improving every game. What a great leader.I LOVE OUR QUARTERBACK. You know that his lineman are going to play their butts off this year for him. I can't wait for this season...

Dman
Dman

I can understand Worrilow and Bartu but not Holmes. He was rated the second worst Gaurd in the NFL last season. How did he get this much money? He needs to give some to Ryan for letting him get hit as much as he did...

doktrt
doktrt

After watching Holmes play last season, did he remember to take the boot off?

JSSN
JSSN

Big Crimson, we are agreeing too much lately! It is not good for your rep with the Dimitroff Trolls! What can I do to get back on your bad side?

Kroy Biermann is the key to the Falcons scheme, that should do it!

JSSN
JSSN

Harry Douglas should fire his agent immediately!

ftputt
ftputt

He needs to get in shape first off.  One would think he'd be able to hold rushers being that big.  Another TD draft pick from a smaller school where he thinks he's found gold.  Other teams seemed to have interest in Lamar for the 3rd round, or so websites said.  Lets get it one more year and see what happens.

Addy
Addy

Holmes is the worst football player the world has ever known.

slydawg
slydawg

This is the result of being paid for getting snaps because no one else on the roster was better. It definitely was not performance.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

All you Lamar Holmes haters better be sure!

I know there's talent in Holmes.

If the Falcons can't get it out of him, somebody else will. :(

JSSN
JSSN

@Dman  

Neither can the rest of us, because none of the regular excuses will be allowed come January!

Flacons_go_2-14
Flacons_go_2-14

The poor palyers get the welfair form the Nfl. Dont seem fair 2 me. 

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Nah.....I'd go with reminding you Boston has a far worst history of racism than Atl doing the trick!!

JSSN
JSSN

@Addy  

You never saw Gerald Tinker did you?

slydawg
slydawg

It's more of an insult than anything else.

AlexDarrow
AlexDarrow

@BigCrimson75  Well I watched every snap last year and I didn't see much at all except some of the worst blocking I have ever seen at the pro level. Lamar Holmes was a Dud: With a rating of  (-32.3Lamarr Holmes only started after Mike Johnson’s injury. He had a baptism of fire giving up the second highest number of quarterback disruptions of any tackle. In other words he was rated the second worst tackle in the National Football league. I don't hate the guy at all but so far he hasn't shown he can block anything put in front of him. And keep in mind Trueblood only came because of poor line blocking and should have never been here in the first place.

Dman
Dman

@JSSN

No excuses coming from me, just the facts Jack...

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

..........In my lifetime anyway!!

Like Spike says, Robert Parrish was the only Black Man at the Boston Garden in the 80s!!

JSSN
JSSN

@slydawg  

Not for me, where's that Trueblood money? $140K for that? Bwaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaa!!!

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

but so far he hasn't shown he can block anything put in front of him.

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That's actually not true. The final 5-6-7 games of the year he played fairly well -- aside from the Skins game when Orakpo & Kerrigan were 5 yards in the backfield before Ice.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Is that you esquire?

There are MANY reasons Trueblood never should have worn a Falcons jersey last year.

Primarily allowing Clabo & Svitek to walk a year too soon.

Dman
Dman

Not Sanford and sons, the movie Stripes. "That's the fact Jack"...

JSSN
JSSN

@Dman  

"Jack?" Ha ha, too much 'Sanford and Sons' for you!

JSSN
JSSN

@BigCrimson75  

What the hell did I write? 

"You should (meet) him, he's a different cat. Hell of a l(o)unge singer!" Good Grief, damn Facebook IMs!

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

......and Red Auerbach!!

Phil Jackson owing that record is an injustice!

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Lakers-Celtics in the 80s is still the best yearly rivalry of my lifetime.

Pats/Colts---Brady/Manning is definitely in the discussion.

I always rooted for the Lakers. Didn't like Bird or Walton even though I liked McHale, Parrish, DJ & even Ainge!

JSSN
JSSN

@BigCrimson75  

I was just writing something about KC Jones when you posted that! You should him, he's a different cat. Hell of a lunge singer!


BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Actually Spike is disrespecting KC Jones more than Carr......and Dennis Johnson of course.

BigCrimson75
BigCrimson75

Me either.

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Holmes struggled early, but he played better as the season progressed. Amazing y'all love Trufant & Alford and they basically had the same season Holmes had.

I think some of y'all confused Holmes over the course of the season with Trueblood, Reynolds, King Konz & Schaffer.

I'll say again, if the Falcons Coaches can't get it outta Holmes another Staff will.

JSSN
JSSN

@BigCrimson75  

You know as much as people hated Mularkey (for good reason, stubborn as hell). He did understand one thing about the Falcons line (and its shortcomings), he maxed protected with backs and tight ends in ways that people never understood how much it covered up what they couldn't do in blocking schemes.

JSSN
JSSN

@BigCrimson75  

Clabo was going to be gone, Dimitroff did that one to himself with the extension. Svitek on the other hand was just stupid!\]