Midseason review: Defensive PT

November, 1, 2012
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A breakdown/analysis of the playing time on defense (based on 560 total snaps):

DEFENSIVE LINE

Muhammad Wilkerson -- 462 snaps/83 percent

Mike DeVito -- 342 snaps/61 percent

Quinton Coples -- 298 snaps/53 percent

Kenrick Ellis -- 150 snaps/27 percent

Sione Po'uha -- 149 snaps/27 percent

Marcus Dixon -- 57 snaps/10 percent

Daniel Muir -- 43 snaps/8 percent

Damon Harrison -- 17 snaps/3 percent

Analysis: Rex Ryan prematurely handed Coples a starting job shortly after he was chosen in the first round, but the man he was supposed to replace -- DeVito -- leads him in playing time. Coples got off to a slow start, but his playing time has increased in recent weeks. Muir and Dixon are gone. Po'uha's back injury forced DeVito, Wilkerson and Coples to play some on the nose.

LINEBACKER

David Harris -- 555 snaps/99 percent

Calvin Pace -- 524 snaps/94 percent

Bart Scott -- 323 snaps/58 percent

DeMario Davis -- 175 snaps/31 percent

Bryan Thomas -- 163 snaps/29 percent

Garrett McIntyre -- 162 snaps/29 percent

Aaron Maybin -- 119 snaps/21 percent

Josh Mauga -- 50 snaps/9 percent

Nick Bellore -- 5 snaps/1 percent

Analysis: Basically, they have two every-down players, Harris and Pace. Because of injuries, they've had to take the committee approach at the other two spots. Scott's numbers have been in decline since his toe injury, leading to more playing time for the rookie Davis. Hard to believe that Maybin, who vowed in the offseason to become an every-down player, is averaging only 15 snaps per game. McIntyre had his big chance when Thomas got hurt, and he missed it.

SECONDARY

Yeremiah Bell -- 560 snaps/100 percent

LaRon Landry -- 535 snaps/96 percent

Antonio Cromartie -- 534 snaps/95 percent

Kyle Wilson -- 470 snaps/84 percent

Ellis Lankster -- 134 snaps/24 percent

Isaiah Trufant -- 116 snaps/21 percent

Darrelle Revis -- 93 snaps/17 percent

Eric Smith -- 68 snaps/12 percent

Antonio Allen -- 24 snaps/4 percent

Josh Bush -- 13 snaps/2 percent

Joe McKnight -- 2 snaps/1 percent

Analysis: Kudos to Bell, who has played every single defensive snap. Revis' total jumps off the page; ouch, what a tough injury for the defense. It's odd to see Revis and Smith, the two longest-tenured players in this unit, lagging so far behind. But that's what injuries will do.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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