Falcons’ participation chart: Dent played 100 percent of defensive snaps

With Stephen Nicholas out of the starting lineup, second-year linebacker Akeem Dent saw his most extensive action of the season against the Raiders.

Dent, who finished with eight tackles, played on all 73 of the defensive snaps and on eight special teams plays.

Below is the Falcons’ percent of playtime per player on offense, defense and special teams against the Raiders:

Atlanta Falcons
Player Plays PCT ST. Plays PCT

T Clabo T 55 100% 6 20%
J Blalock G 55 100% 6 20%
S Baker T 55 100% 6 20%
G Reynolds G 55 100% 6 20%
M Ryan QB 55 100%
T McClure, C 55 100%
T Gonzalez TE 54 98%
R White WR 53 96%
J Jones WR 50 91%
H Douglas WR 37 67%
M Turner RB 28 51%
J Rodgers RB 21 38% 5 17%
T Gallarda TE 8 15% 21 70%
L Polite FB 8 15% 4 13%
J Snelling RB 7 13% 15 50%
M Johnson G 6 11% 11 37%
D Davis WR 1 2% 20 67%
P Konz G 1 2% 11 37%
J Hawley C 1 2%
Player Plays PCT ST. Plays PCT
T DeCoud FS 73 100% 10 33%
A Dent LB 73 100% 8 27%
S Weatherspoon LB 73 100% 4 13%
W Moore SS 73 100% 4 13%
D Robinson CB 71 97%
J Babineaux DT 69 95% 4 13%
A Samuel CB 67 92%
P Jerry DT 51 70% 4 13%
J Abraham DE 50 68%
K Biermann DE 49 67% 20 67%
R Edwards DE 45 62% 4 13%
M Peterson LB 36 49% 8 27%
V Walker DT 34 47% 5 17%
R McClain CB 31 42% 20 67%
C Owens CB 4 5% 19 63%
C Hope SS 2 3% 11 37%
T Robertson DT 2 3%
K Cone WR 16 53%
M Bosher P 16 53%
R James LB 16 53%
C Mitchell FS 15 50%
J Harris LS 10 33%
S Nicholas LB 9 30%
M Bryant K 6 20%
L Sidbury DE 5 17%
D Franks CB 5 17%



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32 comments Add your comment

Nite Owl

October 15th, 2012
3:07 pm

Baptism by fire if I’ve ever seen it.

Can’t believe how much of an impact Stephen Nicholas has on this defense; can’t wait to get him back on the field. Hopefully Dent can learn from these reps and really grow from this. He had a pretty tough game.

Blue Fender

October 15th, 2012
3:07 pm

So there’s the problem!


October 15th, 2012
4:23 pm

The Falcons have won six games, now they can build on getting better. You have to play well for the remaining season. But you must play great from about the fourteenth game going into the playoffs. I don’t know how their going to do it. But it’s called peaking at the right time. Rise Up!!!


October 15th, 2012
4:30 pm

We’re putting a lot on the shoulders of these O-Linemen and while they’re doing some things well, our depth really looks shaky. We aren’t even halfway through a long season..


October 15th, 2012
4:53 pm

Dent is a DGD!


October 15th, 2012
4:59 pm


October 15th, 2012
5:42 pm

Who is D DaVIS on the offense? Surely not the QB. I missed that if it was.


October 15th, 2012
6:12 pm

davis is the wide receiver/special teams player

Michael M.

October 15th, 2012
7:13 pm

Just saw on the news story on the Falcon’s Season………….”Undefeated and Unloved”…………hehehehe, so true about the Falcons not getting any recognition from the Football Media. Thats okay, Coach Smith keep doing what you and the staff have to do to win the games.
We know we have a bad running game……….we know we have a weak O-line………..and we know we don’t have the best defense in the league but the bottom line is winning and continuing to win one week to the next and keeping the injuries out and players healthy.


October 15th, 2012
7:16 pm

Sorry BG but I watched Dent for his entire career at UGA and never at any time did he show me anything special. I was shocked when the Falcons signed him. If you study the game yesterday you’ll see that he was out of position, slow to react, and not very physical at contact. Most all his tackles were well downfield. I know the Falcon coaches are aware of this too and we can only hope that Stephen Nicholas will be ready to go after the bye week, but even then we will still be weak in in our 3 LB run defense.

R OReilly

October 15th, 2012
7:31 pm

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R OReilly

October 15th, 2012
7:32 pm

Luck ain’t got nothing to do with it. The Falcons are winning the games that they are supposed to win. Simple and sweet.


October 15th, 2012
8:33 pm

What is the story on Konz? I really thought he’d be starting by now. Lord knows we need an upgrade on that line. And will Cory Peters be back after the bye week? Anyone know?


October 15th, 2012
8:44 pm

Why did we sign Ray Edwards again?


October 15th, 2012
9:13 pm

Ray edwards is a bust pure and simple kroy bierrman should be listed as the starter, i agree dents level of play isnt acceptable we need a new MLB, i think our defense should stick with playing more nickle because dent is a liability and we dont really have anyone who can take his spot unless we play bierrman at LB, which would actually be smart IMO, but i trust our coaching staff to make the right calls lets get some rest and go all out after the bye week


October 15th, 2012
10:14 pm

These guys are non-factor underachievers:
1) Dent
2) Jerry
3) Edwards
4) Rogers

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I usually just read but...

October 16th, 2012
7:59 am

Riverman = expert.
ex = unknown. spurt = drip under pressure. Therefore…. He’s proly a Tech fan.


October 16th, 2012
8:15 am

Hobbler, you stated that Rodgers was a non -factor. Tell me this maybe you can explain this too me. If you have a two hundred and fifty pound running back, who can’t run though a hole because there is none, what makes you think a 5″6″ guy can run though an unopen hole. how about the run offense for the O-line how about them? the whole O-line is a non-factor in the run game. for a running back to gain yardage there must be an effective O-line, PERIOD!!! O.J. couldn’t cut though a hole like that. LOL!

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October 16th, 2012
9:21 am

Falcons have no running game because they have no running backs. Turner, Rodgers, Snelling…probably can’t play for any other NFL team…very slow compared to other backs in league. Too bad Dent played “100%” of snaps. He was terrible. If he made 8 tackles it was because the RB ran over him and he couldn’t get out of the way. Falcons are fine team over-all, but the RB and MLB positions are going to hurt more and more as season goes on.

Falcon James

October 16th, 2012
10:19 am

Wow…..2 days of a hard fought 6th victory of the season, and the negativity from the Fan rears its ugly head. Were these the same people who were telling us how to win in Pre-Season? All I know is that the Falcon are 6-0. They have a week off to work out some kinks. The only thing I saw last week was they seamed to be tired. I wonder how much much the alternating home games and away games are impacting the team?


October 16th, 2012
10:37 am

My NY Giants would annhialate the Falcons if they met. The Yankees are also going to make another historical comeback.


October 16th, 2012
11:16 am

Week 15 cd, we’ll see.


October 16th, 2012
11:37 am

When the Falcons meet the NY Gaints, it will be over for us, just like the Braves..Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa

old falc

October 16th, 2012
12:52 pm

if you can’t run up the middle you have to have the speed to go around end we don’t DENT is not a linebacker


October 16th, 2012
2:27 pm

S.Nicolas needs to hurry back I thought Dent was awful.


October 16th, 2012
6:29 pm

To “I usually just read but…” : Sorry, but my comments about Dent are not because I’m a Tech fan. I’ve been a Dawg fan all my life. I challenge you to watch the replay of Sunday’s game. Watch every defensive snap and specifically the play of Dent. I promise you that you’ll see just what I did. Akeem Dent has no business playing linebacker on a NFL team. No doubt we are super thin at LB right now, but I’ll be shocked again if he gets any substantial playing time from here on.


October 17th, 2012
9:04 am

Dent was awful. how did he make this team?


October 19th, 2012
10:55 am

Hobbler, J. Rodgers was 6th round pick. How is he a bust ?


October 20th, 2012
2:47 pm


Gray Mule

October 21st, 2012
4:48 pm

Michael M. – - – Jock itch. lather well with Head & Sholders shampoo. Let it
soak 5 minutes – - Rinse & dry with a hair blower. It works!

Falcon’s offensive – Defensive line the secret of their success or failure.
They do well, we’ll win. Otherwise, we lose.