Playing-time breakdown: Defense

September, 18, 2012
A look at the Jets' playing time in Sunday's 27-10 loss to the Steelers (based on 66 total snaps):


Muhammad Wilkerson -- 52
Mike DeVito -- 40
Sione Po'uha -- 36
Kenrick Ellis -- 20
Marcus Dixon -- 19
Quinton Coples -- 16


David Harris -- 66
Calvin Pace -- 62
Bart Scott -- 56
Garrett McIntyre -- 52
Aaron Maybin -- 13
Josh Mauga -- 6
Demario Davis -- 4


Yeremiah Bell -- 66
LaRon Landry -- 66
Antonio Cromartie -- 64
Kyle Wilson -- 61
Ellis Lankster -- 20
Eric Smith -- 7

Analysis: Without Darrelle Revis (concussion), the Jets dressed only four cornerbacks -- and only three saw time on defense. Isaiah Trufant was limited to special teams. Can't remember the last time the Jets used only three corners in a game. Basically, they played the game with only five DBs, as Smith was limited to only a handful of snaps. ... Rex Ryan, explaining Coples' low snap count, said he wanted 300-pound bodies (i.e. DeVito) to face the Steelers' huge O-Line. Fine, but Coples, their No. 1 pick, isn't exactly a lightweight at 285. ... Davis, a third-round pick, made an early impact as an outside rusher, but wasn't heard from again. He deserves an expanded role.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter



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