Monday, November 18, 2013
Playing-time breakdown: Jets Week 11
By Rich Cimini
An analysis of the New York Jets' snap counts from Sunday against the Buffalo Bills:
OFFENSE (Based on 58 snaps)
Quarterback -- Geno Smith 45, Matt Simms 13.
Running back -- Bilal Powell 31, Chris Ivory 25, Tommy Bohanon 16.
Wide receiver -- Stephen Hill 51, David Nelson 48, Santonio Holmes 31, Greg Salas 21, Josh Cribbs 4.
Tight end -- Jeff Cumberland 47, Kellen Winslow 11, Zach Sudfeld 3, Sheldon Richardson 1, Vladimir Ducasse 1.
Offensive line -- D'Brickashaw Ferguson 58, Brian Winters 58, Nick Mangold 58, Willie Colon 58, Austin Howard 58.
Offensive analysis: This marked the second straight loss that Smith finished the game on the bench. For his sake, that's a trend that needs to stop. ... Holmes, returning from a five-game hamstring injury, was eased back with a 53-percent play time. ... Winslow, who was upset with his playing time before his four-game suspension, can't be happy that he played only 19 percent of the snaps. ... Richardson made his second appearance as an extra blocker in a goal-line situation.
DEFENSE (Based on 67 snaps)
Line -- Muhammad Wilkerson 64, Richardson 58, Damon Harrison 43, Kenrick Ellis 19, Leger Douzable 12.
Linebacker -- DeMario Davis 67, David Harris 67, Quinton Coples 67, Calvin Pace 57, Troy Davis 9.
Secondary -- Dawan Landry 67, Antonio Cromartie 67, Dee Milliner 61, Ed Reed 59, Kyle Wilson 9, Jaiquawn Jarrett 8, Antonio Allen 3.
Defensive analysis: The news here is that Reed, despite only two practices, started and played 88 percent of the snaps. He replaced Allen, who was limited to a season-low in snaps. The coaches can talk all day about Allen's promise, but actions speak louder than words. They made him an afterthought. It wasn't a season-low for Jarrett, but it was well below his average. ... The Jets, once known for using their entire bench, played most of the game with 13 players in the primary rotation. They didn't play much nickel, which accounts for the low snap count for Wilson. ... Because of the injury to Garrett McIntyre, Coples and Pace had a bigger workload than usual.