Monday, October 14, 2013
Playing-time breakdown: New York Jets
By Rich Cimini
An examination of the snap counts from Sunday's 19-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers:
OFFENSE (Based on 58 snaps)
Quarterback -- Geno Smith 58.
Running back -- Bilal Powell 33, Tommy Bohanon 27, Mike Goodson 19, Chris Ivory 9.
Wide receiver -- Jeremy Kerley 49, Stephen Hill 47, David Nelson 23, Clyde Gates 20, Michael Campbell 2.
Tight end -- Jeff Cumberland 49, Konrad Reuland 9, Zach Sudfeld 1, Vladimir Ducasse 2.
Offensive line -- D'Brickashaw Ferguson 58, Brian Winters 58, Nick Mangold 58, Willie Colon 58, Austin Howard 58.
Offensive analysis -- Without Kellen Winslow (suspended), Marty Mornhinweg all but abandoned his two-tight end packages, as Reuland and Sudfeld combined for only 10 snaps. ... Ivory's lack of playing time is intriguing. Remember back in training camp, when he was projected as the No. 1 back? Granted, no one figured Powell to emerge the way he has, but Ivory -- now healthy -- has played only 17 snaps over the past two games. That number figures to increase now that Goodson is staring at a potentially long-term knee injury. ... There's a numbers problem at receiver. With Gates now nursing a shoulder injury, and with Santonio Holmes (hamstring) likely to miss at least another game, the Jets are hurting.
DEFENSE (Based on 65 snaps)
Line -- Muhammad Wilkerson 59, Sheldon Richardson 52, Damon Harrison 32, Kenrick Ellis 19, Leger Douzable 9.
Linebacker --DeMario Davis 65, David Harris 65, Calvin Pace 55, Quinton Coples 38, Garrett McIntyre 34.
Secondary -- Antonio Cromartie 65, Darrin Walls 65, Dawan Landry 65, Antonio Allen 63, Isaiah Trufant 18, Kyle Wilson 8, Jaiquawn Jarrett 3.
Defensive analysis: In the wake of Antwan Barnes' season-ending knee injury, it was speculated that Coples would see more playing time than usual. It turned out to be the opposite, as he played only 58 percent of the snaps, down from 77 percent the previous week. Clearly, the beneficiary was McIntyre, who went from 21 percent to 52 percent. In fact, McIntyre started this week. Evidently, Coples' productivity is an issue. ... Wilson went out early with a head injury, forcing Trufant into playing time. He eclipsed his snap total from the first five games (13). ... Jarrett, who started last week and played 63 percent of the snaps, got only the field for only three plays. Allen returned to his starting role, as Rex Ryan had indicated. Obviously, they're splitting the playing time based on opponent and situations.