Snap count data per Pro Football Focus:
|Corey Webster||1383||Rocky Bernard||466|
|Antrel Rolle||1377||Chase Blackburn||381|
|Kenny Phillips||1282||Greg Jones||204|
|Jason Pierre-Paul||1208||Prince Amukamara||203|
|Aaron Ross||1197||Mark Herzlich||75|
|Michael Boley||1177||Jimmy Kennedy||55|
|Deon Grant||1126||Michael Coe||55|
|Mathias Kiwanuka||975||Spencer Paysinger||50|
|Chris Canty||839||Tyler Sash||41|
|Justin Tuck||823||Justin Tryon||30|
|Linval Joseph||764||Justin Trattou||17|
|Jacquian Williams||597||Will Blackmon||17|
|Dave Tollefson||574||Brian Williams||13|
|Osi Umenyiora||542||Derrick Martin||4|
Commentary after the jump…
– Corey Webster, as you can see, had the most snaps. He missed 24 snaps on the season.
– The Giants had 3 safeties with over 80% of the snaps. Antrel Rolle was in on 98% of the snaps, Kenny Phillips 89%, and Deon Grant 80%. They basically ran a nickle as their base D.
– Greg Jones got snaps early in the season, but he couldn’t play well enough to stay on the field. Ditto that for Mark Herzlich, who got hurt. Herzlich is a great story, but he didn’t play very well when he got his opportunities. He only had 75 snaps. Jacquian Williams was the much more effective late round LB for the Giants. Love that Tom Coughlin referred to him as “Young Williams” after one game, as if he’s some sort of Jedi.
– With the large number of injuries the Giants sustained early in the season, it’s no surprise that they had 10 players that had less than 100 snaps.
– I’m mildly surprised to see that Dave Tollefson actually had more snaps than Osi Umenyiora, even though Osi dealt with some injuries early in the season. Osi had 12.5 sacks in just 542 snaps. That’s excellent production for the amount of time he was on the field.
– Chase Blackburn had 381 snaps, all of them after Week 13.