Snap Counts: Saints turn to P.J. Williams to replace Patrick Robinson in nickel (1 Viewer)

By Joel A. Erickson | The Advocate

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New Orleans Saints had a couple of options after losing nickel back Patrick Robinson to a broken ankle last week.

Frustrated by problems in coverage and suddenly missing one of their most reliable cover men, the Saints could have turned to a three-safety look or outside help to fill Robinson's role.

New Orleans turned to P.J. Williams instead.

Williams, who was benched after struggling at outside cornerback against the Falcons, only to come back in the game after Robinson's injury, played 49 of the Saints' 62 snaps on defense, or basically all of the defensive snaps in a sub-package.

Veteran safety Kurt Coleman, on the other hand, played a season-low 13, and he would have been the beneficiary if New Orleans had turned to a three-safety look. ...

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