Playtime chart: Falcons went big 30 percent

The Falcons were determined to run against Tampa Bay.

They used Gabe Carimi as the Jumbo tight end on 18 of their 66 offensive snaps (27 percent) and fullback Patrick DiMarco on 20 snaps (30 percent) to help create some running room for Steven Jackson and the backs, The Falcons rushed for 110 yards.

Falcons linebacker Joplo Bartu making a stop. (Associated Press)

Falcons linebacker Joplo Bartu making a stop. (Associated Press)

Offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter might be on to something. The Falcons are 3-1 when they rush for more than 100 yards.

Falcons defensive end Jonathan Massaquoi’s foot injury must be more serious than the team is letting on. They want to play him more, but he played only 6 of 72 snaps (8 percent) against Tampa Bay.

Second-round pick Ra’Shede Hagemen played only eight naps (11 percent) in his first game after his digital meltdown.

Rookie safety Dezmen Southward saw his most extensive action of the season. He played 49 of 72 defensive snaps (68 percent). He had three tackles and one quarterback hit.

 

Percent of playtime per player on offense, defense and special teams

OFFENSE

NAME              SNAPS   SPECIAL TEAM

J Asamoah        100%   66   5   21%       G

R Schraeder     100%     66   5   21%       T

J Matthews       100%     66   5   21%       T

J Stone             100%     66                       C

M Ryan             100%     66                       QB

J Blalock             94%     62                      G

L Toilolo               83%     55   3   12%     TE

J Jones               80%     53                     WR

R White               80%   53                     WR

S Jackson           47%   31                       RB

H Douglas           47%     31                     WR

P DiMarco           30%     20   12   50%   FB

G Carimi             27%    18     9     38%     T

J Rodgers           24%     16     7   29%   RB

D Hester             21%     14     6     25%   WR

E Weems           17%     11   16     67%   WR

A Smith               17%     11   16     67%     RB

D Freeman         15%       10     9     38%   RB

B Pascoe           11%       7     5     21%   TE

H Gunn               6%         4       9     38%     G

DEFENSE

NAME              SNAPS          SPECIAL TEAM

D Trufant             72   100%           3   12%   CB

P Worrilow           72     100%           3   12%   LB

D Lowery             72     100%                           FS

R Alford             67       93%           9   38%   CB

K Biermann         63       88%           3   12%   DE

J Babineaux       56       78%            3   12%   DE

K Ishmael           52       72%           3   12%   SS

D Southward     49         68%         16     67%   FS

J Wilson             49         68%         10     42%   CB

C Peters           45         62%           3   12%   DT

M Goodman     36         50%           9     38%   DE

O Umenyiora   34         47%                           DE

T Jackson         33        46%             8   33%   DT

J Bartu             30       42%             3 12%   LB

P Soliai             29         40%             5   21%   DT

P Shembo         15         21%           7   29%   LB

R Hageman         8       11%             3   12%   DT

J Massaquoi       6         8%                             DE

S Maponga         4         6%              9   38%   DE

R McClain                                        16 67% CB

N Stupar                                          16   67% LB

M Bosher                                          14 58%   P

J Harris                                               8 33%   LS

M Bryant                                              5 21%     K

C Godfrey                                           1   4%   CB

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