Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Playing-time breakdown: Jets
By Rich Cimini
A look at the snap counts from the New York Jets’ 30-28 win against the Atlanta Falcons:
OFFENSE (Based on 46 snaps)
Quarterback – Geno Smith 46.
Running back – Bilal Powell 34, Tommy Bohanon 15, Mike Goodson 11, Chris Ivory 8.
Wide receiver – Jeremy Kerley 37, Stephen Hill 31, Clyde Gates 23, David Nelson 15.
Tight end – Jeff Cumberland 35, Kellen Winslow 19, Sheldon Richardson 1.
Offensive line – D’Brickashaw Ferguson 46, Brian Winters, Nick Mangold 46, Willie Colon, Austin Howard 46, Vladimir Ducasse 1.
Offensive analysis: It was a season-low 46 snaps, so there wasn’t a lot of playing time to go around. Winslow played a season-low 41 percent of the snaps, which may explain why he seemed upset after the game. Smith also mentioned that Winslow was “frustrated” at times. Winslow was questionable with his knee issue, so that may have been a factor. … Goodson and Nelson played key reserve roles in their Jets' debuts. … Richardson made his first appearance as a blocking tight end. Dude can do a lot of things.
DEFENSE (Based on 76 snaps)
Line – Muhammad Wilkerson 68, Richardson 53, Damon Harrison 28, Leger Douzable 20, Kenrick Ellis 10.
Linebacker – David Harris 76, DeMario Davis 73, Quinton Coples 60, Calvin Pace 55, Antwan Barnes 18, Garrett McIntyre 16.
Secondary – Dawan Landry 76, Antonio Cromartie 76, Darrin Walls 74, Jaiquawn Jarrett 48, Kyle Wilson 41, Josh Bush 25, Antonio Allen 16, Ellis Lankster 3.
Defensive analysis: A couple of interesting personnel moves by Rex Ryan and coordinator Dennis Thurman. They give an expanded role to Jarrett, who was heavily involved in the coverage of TE Tony Gonzalez. The future Hall of Famer still had a big game (10 catches for 97 yards), but the coaches evidently felt better with Jarrett on him. It made for less playing time for Allen. They also pulled Bush out of moth balls. In the first four games, Bush played a grand total of 12 defensive snaps, none in the last two games. In this game, they used more two-deep safety looks than usual, resulting in an increased role. ... Barnes' playing time was limited by a knee injury.