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Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Playing-time analysis: Offense

By Rich Cimini

A breakdown of the offensive snaps from Sunday's game (based on a total of 52):

QUARTERBACK
Mark Sanchez: 45 snaps/87 percent
Tim Tebow: 8 snaps/15 percent

RUNNING BACK
Shonn Greene: 36 snaps/69 percent
Lex Hilliard: 19 snaps/37 percent
Bilal Powell: 11 snaps/21 percent

TIGHT END
Dustin Keller: 44 snaps/85 percent
Jeff Cumberland: 23 snaps/44 percent
Jason Smith (jumbo): 13 snaps/25 percent
Konrad Reuland: 7 snaps/13 percent

WIDE RECEIVER
Stephen Hill: 33 snaps/63 percent
Jeremy Kerley: 28 snaps/54 percent
Clyde Gates: 26 snaps/50 percent
Chaz Schilens: 17 snaps/33 percent
Jason Hill: 2 snaps/4 percent

Analysis: This was Tebow's highest snap count since Week 3 against the Dolphins. ... The most interesting development was the reduction in playing time for Kerley. In the previous game, he played in 79 percent of the snaps -- a disappointing game in which he struggled against the Dolphins' corners. In this game, Kerley nearly fell behind Gates in the playing-time pecking order. One possible reason: The coaches were concerned about Kerley (5-foot-9) matching up against the Seahawks' big corners. That's why they got him the ball on bubble screens. ... The coaches should consider a reduction in time for Hill, who had no production (zero catches) in 33 snaps.