Prince Amukamra breaks up a pass in the end zone intended for Niles Paul on Sunday. - The Star-Ledger-US PRESSWIRE
Looking at this week's snap counts, and some numbers from Pro Football Focus.
Here is a look at the Pro Football Focus and snap counts data for this week following Sunday's victory by the New York Giants over the Washington Redskins. Plus, we look a little bit closer at the work done by Giants' cornerback Prince Amukamara.
Pro Football Focus Numbers
Eli Manning +3.2
Kevin Boothe +2.7
Martellus Bennett +2.5
Victor Cruz +2.1
Hakeem Nicks +1.6
Ahmad Bradshaw +1.4
Domenik Hixon -1.3
David Baas -1.8
Baas' score tells you a lot about how Barry Cofield got a half-sack and three hits on Manning.
Prince Amukamara +1.7
Linval Joseph +1.0
You know I listed Amukamara among the 'Wet Willies' earlier on Monday. I will rescind, sort of. I can't, however, agree with PFF that Amukamara deserved the best grade of any Giants' defender. Amukamara made one nice play to prevent a touchdown on a slant pass to Niles Paul at the goal line. After re-watching the broadcast I saw absolutely nothing else out of the ordinary from Amukamara -- good or bad. It pretty much looked like he just did what he was supposed to do. There were two fourth-quarter slants completed to Leonard Hankerson with Amukamara in coverage, one on the fourth-and-three play. On both of those it appeared Amukamara was "off" and was supposed to get help underneath from Antrel Rolle or Michael Boley -- help that did not arrive, or at least did not get to the proper spot.
Stevie Brown -2.1
Corey Webster -2.9
Chase Blackburn -3.4
I put Blackburn in the 'Kudos' category this week, but I can certainly see how PFF arrived at this grade. Blackburn was nowhere to be found on run defense in the first half as Washington gashed the Giants at will. He was better in the second half, but the 'Kudos' was mostly for forcing the turnovers, not for his down-in and down-out defensive effort. His -4.5 grade against the run tells you his overall run support left much to be desired.
- Chris Canty played 25 snaps Sunday in his return to action. He played well, with four tackles and a +0.9 overall PFF grade.
- Keith Rivers took over the Jacquian Williams role and played 36 snaps.
- Marvin Austin (five snaps) and Adrian Tracy (two) barely played.
- David Wilson did not get any snaps with the offense. Ahmad Bradshaw got 48 and Andre Brown 16.