Playing-time breakdown: Team effort

September, 9, 2012
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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- In his debut as the Jets' offensive coordinator, Tony Sparano showed he likes to use all his personnel. In fact, there were 12 skill-position players that played at eight snaps apiece. Here's the unofficial breakdown (team total: 63 plays)

QUARTERBACK
Mark Sanchez: 57
Tim Tebow: 8

RUNNING BACK
Shonn Greene: 42
John Conner: 25
Bilal Powell: 18
Joe McKnight: 2

TIGHT END
Dustin Keller: 25
Jeff Cumberland: 23
Jason Smith (OT): 20
Konrad Reuland: 19
• Tim Tebow: 1

WIDE RECEIVER
Santonio Holmes: 42
Stephen Hill: 31
Chaz Schilens: 31
Jeremy Kerley: 20

Analysis: The Bills did a good job against the Wildcat, so Tebow didn't play as much as expected. ... It was a heavy workload for Schilens, considering he was a non-factor in the preseason due to a high-ankle sprain. His load probably increased when Patrick Turner pulled a hamstring early in the game. ... Smith, acquired recently from the Rams, already is paying dividends. He helped as an extra blocker/jumbo tight end. Anybody remember Wayne Hunter? ... Reuland, Sanchez's old high-school teammate, deserves recognition, considering he was picked up on waivers only eight days ago. That's what you call a quick study.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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