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

By Rich Cimini

A breakdown of the defensive snaps from Sunday's game (based on a total of 72):

Muhammad Wilkerson: 59 snaps/82 percent
Mike DeVito: 55 snaps/76 percent
Sione Po'uha: 35 snaps/49 percent
Quinton Coples: 30 snaps/42 percent
Damon Harrison: 2 snaps/3 percent

David Harris: 72 snaps/100 percent
Calvin Pace: 65 snaps/90 percent
Bryan Thomas: 49 snaps/68 percent
Bart Scott: 36 snaps/50 percent
Demario Davis: 21 snaps/29 percent
Garrett McIntyre: 20 snaps/28 percent
Ricky Sapp: 13 snaps/18 percent

LaRon Landry: 72 snaps/100 percent
Yeremiah Bell: 72 snaps/100 percent
Antonio Cromartie: 71 snaps/99 percent
Kyle Wilson: 64 snaps/89 percent
Eric Smith: 31 snaps/43 percent
Ellis Lankster: 24 snaps/33 percent
Isaiah Trufant: 1 snap/1 percent

Analysis: Rex Ryan said last week that certain defensive players would have expanded role, and we saw that with Smith, McIntyre and Sapp, who was called up from the practice squad. They deployed Smith in a "Big Nickel" look, with three safeties. ... Lankster got more playing time, too, but that was because of an early knee injury to Trufant. ... Scott returned after a one-game toe injury and was involved in a time-share with Davis, who played mostly on passing downs.