Maroney: Just 3 second-half snaps - Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston According to Reiss, Maroney was in for 23 plays in the Saints came. 2/3 of those were runs, and several passes were thrown his way as well. I think of several ways to spin that. E.g.: The play-calling is regrettably predictable. The regrettably predictable play-calling, however, puts Maroney in a position to perform worse than his stats seem to suggest. The staff doesn't have much confidence in Maroney on passing downs. Faulk is just so good they can't bear to keep him off the field on passing downs. Etc.