Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Midseason review: Offensive PT
By Rich Cimini
Continuing our midseason review, we will focus on the offense -- specifically, a breakdown of the playing time (based on a total of 545 snaps):
Mark Sanchez -- 520 snaps/95 percent
Tim Tebow -- 60 snaps/11percent
Analysis: Before the season, GM Mike Tannenbaum estimated that Sanchez would play between 80 and 90 percent of the snaps. So far, he's above that, mostly because Tebow's role remains undefined. Tebow has been behind center for only 34 of his 60 snaps. Otherwise, he's been used as an H-Back, lined up in the backfield or split out.
Shonn Greene -- 320 snaps/59 percent
Bilal Powell -- 158 snaps/29 percent
Lex Hilliard -- 103 snaps/19 percent
John Conner -- 52 snaps/10 percent
Joe McKnight -- 34 snaps/6 percent
Jonathan Grimes -- 11 snaps/2 percent
Analysis: Due to injuries, Greene has been a workhorse the last two weeks. He'll get a rest, with Powell and McKnight getting healthier. Conner, now an ex-Jet, was a major disappointment. That was Rex Ryan's draft pick, as he bragged during "Hard Knocks" in 2010. Hilliard was a nice pick-up by Tannenbaum; he contributes on special teams, too.
Jeremy Kerley -- 318 snaps/58 percent
Chaz Schilens -- 296 snaps/54 percent
Stephen Hill -- 252 snaps/46 percent
Santonio Holmes -- 189 snaps/35 percent
Clyde Gates -- 72 snaps/13 percent
Jason Hill -- 46 snaps/8 percent
Patrick Turner -- 8 snaps/1 percent
Analysis: Going into training camp, the organization felt it had assembled its most talented receiving corps in recent years. It never had a chance to shine, with Holmes missing significant time in the preseason and suffering a season-ending injury in Week 4. As a result, Schilens and Kerley have been thrust into bigger roles. Keep an eye of Gates; the organization really likes his potential.
Jeff Cumberland -- 246 snaps/45 percent
Dustin Keller -- 230 snaps/42 percent
Konrad Reuland -- 177 snaps/32 percent
Jason Smith -- 143 snaps/26 percent
Dedrick Epps -- 27 snaps/5 percent
Analysis: Talk about patchwork. Reuland and Smith weren't even with the team at the start of training camp. Because of Keller's injury, Cumberland was forced into a starting role -- and he's not that kind of player. Reuland has contributed as fullback, too, enhancing his value.
D'Brickashaw Ferguson -- 545 snaps/100 percent
Brandon Moore -- 545 snaps/100 percent
Austin Howard -- 544 snaps/100 percent
Nick Mangold -- 537 snaps/99 percent
Matt Slauson -- 418 snaps/77 percent
Vladimir Ducasse -- 136 snaps/25 percent
Analysis: This and quarterback are the only two areas not affected by injuries. Slauson and Ducasse have been sharing time at left guard since Week 2.