Playing-time analysis: Defense

October, 23, 2012
10/23/12
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A breakdown of Sunday's defensive snaps (based on a total of 78):

DEFENSIVE LINE

Quinton Coples -- 70 snaps/90 percent

Muhammad Wilkerson -- 65 snaps/83 percent

Mike DeVito -- 50 snaps/64 percent

Daniel Muir -- 16 snaps/21 percent

Damon Harrison -- 5 snaps/6 percent

LINEBACKER

David Harris -- 78 snaps/100 percent

Calvin Pace -- 70 snaps/90 percent

Demario Davis -- 69 snaps/88 percent

Bryan Thomas -- 20 snaps/26 percent

Aaron Maybin -- 18 snaps/23 percent

Bart Scott -- 9 snaps/12 percent

SECONDARY

Yeremiah Bell -- 78 snaps/100 percent

LaRon Landry -- 78 snaps/100 percent

Antonio Cromartie -- 75 snaps/96 percent

Kyle Wilson -- 73 snaps/94 percent

Isaiah Trufant -- 69 snaps/88 percent

Antonio Allen -- 13 snaps/17 percent

Ellis Lankster -- 2 snaps/3 percent

Analysis: The big story here is Scott, who was relegated to a bit role. He was replaced in the nickel package by Davis, a rookie. Rex Ryan said it was because Scott was hampered by a lingering toe injury. We'll see, going forward ... Trufant, a non-factor in the first six games, was used because of his quickness, which helped him in the slot against Patriots WR Wes Welker ... For the first time, a player other than Wilkerson led the line in snaps. It was Coples, a rookie.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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