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Monday, November 19, 2012
Playing-time analysis: Defense

By Rich Cimini

A breakdown of the Jets' defensive snaps (based on a total of 68):

DEFENSIVE LINE

Muhammad Wilkerson: 55 snaps/81 percent
Quinton Coples: 36 snaps/53 percent
Mike DeVito: 24 snaps/35 percent
Sione Po'uha: 12 snaps/18 percent
Kenrick Ellis: 3 snaps/4 percent

LINEBACKER

David Harris: 68 snaps/100 percent
Calvin Pace: 60 snaps/88 percent
Bryan Thomas: 34 snaps/50 percent
Bart Scott: 25 snaps/37 percent
Garrett McIntyre: 23 snaps/34 percent
Demario Davis: 21 snaps/31 percent
Ricky Sapp: 19 snaps/28 percent

SECONDARY

Kyle Wilson: 68 snaps/100 percent
Yeremiah Bell: 68 snaps/100 percent
LaRon Landry: 68 snaps/100 percent
Antonio Cromartie: 68 snaps/100 percent
Eric Smith: 48 snaps/71 percent
Ellis Lankster: 45 snaps/66 percent
Aaron Berry: 2 snaps/3 percent
Josh Bush: 1 snap/1 percent

Analysis: No major surprises here. DeVito and Po'uha played less than usual, mostly because the Jets had to play a lot of nickel in the second half, with the Rams facing a deficit and throwing a lot. ... Smith played a season-high 48 snaps, as the Jets used him in a three-safety nickel package at times. ... Ellis was limited due to a knee injury.