Monday, November 4, 2013
Playing-time breakdown: Jets Week 9
By Rich Cimini
An examination of the snap counts from Sunday's 26-20 win over the New Orleans Saints:
OFFENSE (Based on 61 snaps):
Quarterback -- Geno Smith 61.
Running back -- Bilal Powell 33, Chris Ivory 29, Tommy Bohanon 27.
Wide receiver -- David Nelson 53, Stephen Hill 52, Greg Salas 28, Jeremy Kerley 13, Josh Cribbs 9.
Tight end -- Zach Sudfeld 49, Konrad Reuland 10, Vladimir Ducasse 2.
Offensive line -- D'Brickashaw Ferguson 61, Brian Winters 61, Nick Mangold 61, Willie Colon 61, Austin Howard 61.
Offensive analysis: Because of injuries, they had to do some serious juggling at wide receiver and tight end. Salas, in his Jets debut, played 46 percent of the snaps because of the second-quarter elbow injury to Kerley. That also resulted in more playing time for Nelson, who logged a season-high 87 percent. ... It's interesting that the coaches preferred Sudfeld over Reuland in a run-heavy game plan. Sudfeld isn't much of a blocker. What does that say about Reuland? ... Hill played 85 percent and was targeted only once -- no catches.
DEFENSE (Based on 74 snaps):
Defensive line -- Muhammad Wilkerson 68, Sheldon Richardson 65, Damon Harrison 26, Leger Douzable 15, Kenrick Ellis 14.
Linebacker -- Demario Davis 74, David Harris 74, Quinton Coples 71, Calvin Pace 51, Ricky Sapp 9, Troy Davis 6, Garrett McIntyre 2.
Secondary -- Antonio Cromartie 74, Dawan Landry 74, Dee Milliner 73, Jaiquawn Jarrett 43, Antonio Allen 37, Kyle Wilson 20, Josh Bush 4.
Defensive analysis: Because of injuries to McIntyre (knee) and Allen (head), the depth was tested at outside linebacker and safety. Sapp and Davis saw rare action. Jarrett had a bigger role than usual, and Bush played on defense for only the fifth time. ... One week after getting benched in the second quarter, Milliner came back with his first (almost) complete game since Week 1. Baby steps.