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Old 12-17-2014, 08:19 AM   #1
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Saints week 15 snap counts and notables

The Armstead injury worries me.

Everyone seemed to thrive in their new role. Galette "purely as a pass rusher".... We may be on to something switching him and Edebali.



New Orleans Saints Week 15 snap counts - ESPN

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Thomas wound up playing two more snaps than Ingram since the Saints were surprisingly having much more success throwing the ball than running it (they got lucky with the weather conditions). And as he always does, Thomas delivered big in his hometown of Chicago. Thomas' two huge gains on screen passes (39 and 31 yards) helped jump-start the Saintsí offense when it was struggling early. He now has 318 receiving yards, 239 rushing yards and five touchdowns in four career games at Chicago.

Robinson, meanwhile, was way behind in the pecking order with just three carries for 10 yards. His touches could pick up some if the Saints run more on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, and as he continues to recover from arm surgery. But this clearly isnít an equal timeshare right now.

Left tackle Armstead left the game early again with a recurring neck injury (the severity is unknown). Harris fared better as a backup than in his absence this time than a week ago. Harris said it helped to get in the game early when the Saints were still using their entire playbook -- as opposed to last week when he was getting beat up while the Saints were in obvious-passing mode in a blowout loss to Carolina.

The Saints went with Meachem as their fourth receiver instead of newly-promoted rookie Seantavius Jones, who was inactive.

Defense

Vaccaro was indeed demoted but still wound up playing 70 percent of the defensive snaps since he was playing in nickel packages. He also temporarily replaced Jamarca Sanford in the starting lineup after an injury. He also played a lot on special teams.

Galette was limited to 27 snaps -- almost exclusively being used as a pass rusher while admittedly being less than 100 percent in his recovery from a knee injury. He still made a big impact with two sacks.

Humber played the most of any outside linebacker. I'm not sure if that was out of necessity with Galette injured, or if the Saints wanted to get back to playing more of a true 3-4 base defense Ė--especially against the run.

It was crazy to see Frederick and Warren as the only two players that played every snap on defense. A month ago, neither had played a single snap for the Saints all season. ... Meanwhile, former starter Corey White was left inactive for the first time all season.

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Frederick and Warren WANT it. Humber also. JR as a situational pass rusher is definitely how to use him.
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The shake up seems to be working. I just hate that we waited so long.
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