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Giants-Seahawks snap counts: Numbers that will make you crazy

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Reviewing Sunday night's snap counts for the Giants.

Mathias Kiwanuka (94) watches Russell Wilson call signals
Mathias Kiwanuka (94) watches Russell Wilson call signals
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Let's just get this out of the way. We are about to review the snap counts data for the New York Giants during Sunday's 38-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Some of the numbers about to be presented will make you insane. Please, just behave yourselves while you vent.


The defensive number that will drive you to drink on a Monday morning? Defensive end Damontre Moore played three (yes, three!) snaps. So much for all that talk just a week ago about getting the second-year defensive end more "at-bats."

I get it. The Seahawks' offense was run-heavy -- to the tune of 350 yards, as we know. Moore is viewed by the Giants as a pass-rush specialist at this point in his career, and the Seahawks were rarely in obvious passing downs. But, three snaps! When Jason Pierre-Paul (all 64 defensive snaps), Mathias Kiwanuka (40 snaps) and Robert Ayers (32 snaps) were embarrassing themselves by playing undisciplined, clueless football on the edge? Even if the Giants don't think Moore is accomplished as a run defender yet, he has to play more than three snaps. Maybe his athleticism would have at least allowed him to make a play or two. He couldn't have done worse than the defensive ends who did play.

Jacquian Williams also played all 64 snaps, and was just as guilty as the defensive ends. I gave JWill 'kudos' last week and shouldn't have, getting fooled by his 17 tackles. Problem is, Williams makes tons of mistakes -- then uses his athleticism to chase guys down from behind. If he is the best linebacker the Giants have, then they really don't have any linebackers.

Devon Kennard played 22 snaps, and got fooled by the read-option and play action just as much as everybody else. At least, though, he was out there. Hopefully, he learned something.

Jayron Hosley played 42 snaps in the slot. New Giants cornerback Chykie Brown played six snaps.

Rookie defensive tackle Jay Bromley was inactive. The Giants used aging Mike Patterson for 28 snaps and under-whelming Markus Kuhn for 22.


The snap total for wide receiver Corey Washington? Zero. I guess when offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo was non-committal about getting the rookie undrafted free aganet wide receiver more playing time he meant 'forget about it.' Granted, the Giants got a terrific night from Preston Parker, but zero snaps? The Giants have to find a way to get Washington in the game at least a little bit.

Running back Michael Cox played a season-high 18 snaps before suffering a broken leg late in the fourth quarter.

Final Thoughts

The Giants are now 3-6. There is nothing left for them except figuring out which players on the current roster can be part of the rebuilding project going forward. That means Washington, Bromley, Kennard, Moore, Andre Williams and the other younger players on the roster simply have to play. Sitting them and playing veterans for heavy snaps over the final seven games is simply a waste of time.