Monday, October 28, 2013
Playing-time breakdown: Jets Week 8
By Rich Cimini
An analysis on the snap counts from Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals:
OFFENSE (Based on 67 snaps)
Quarterback -- Geno Smith 51, Matt Simms 16.
Running back -- Bilal Powell 44, Tommy Bohanon 13, Chris Ivory 12, Alex Green 10.
Wide receiver -- Jeremy Kerley 65, David Nelson 52, Stephen Hill 45, Michael Campbell 22, Josh Cribbs 3.
Tight end -- Zach Sudfeld 38, Jeff Cumberland 30, Konrad Reuland 1.
Offensive line -- D'Brickashaw Ferguson 67, Brian Winters 67, Nick Mangold 67, Willie Colon 67, Austin Howard 67.
Offensive analysis: Because it was a blowout, some of the numbers are skewed. Simms made his NFL debut in garbage time, with Green and Campbell seeing expanded roles. ... Sudfeld, who played only two snaps in the previous two games, saw extensive time because Cumberland went out with a head injury. ... The most newsworthy development is that Nelson received more playing time than Hill. A week ago, Hill played 88 percent of the snaps. This week, he dropped to 67 percent.
DEFENSE (Based on 57 snaps)
Line -- Muhammad Wilkerson 49, Sheldon Richardson 47, Damon Harrison 31, Kenrick Ellis 19, Leger Douzable 13.
Linebacker -- DeMario Davis 57, David Harris 57, Quinton Coples 43, Calvin Pace 41, Garrett McIntyre 27, Troy Davis 1.
Secondary -- Dawan Landry 51, Antonio Cromartie 51, Antonio Allen 38, Dee Milliner 28, Darrin Walls 26, Jaiquawn Jarrett 21, Kyle Wilson 13, Ellis Lankster 6, Josh Bush 6.
Defensive analysis: Milliner was benched in the second quarter, which explains his low number. He was replaced by Walls in the base defense. ... This was an unusually low number for Wilson, but the Jets didn't play a lot of traditional nickel. There were times when they used three safeties to combat the Bengals two-tight end formations. ... DeMario Davis and Harris played every snap. I don't know whether to praise them or scold them. ... Landry and Cromartie usually never come off the field, but they were pulled in garbage time.