Monday, December 9, 2013
Playing-time breakdown: Jets Week 14
By Rich Cimini
An analysis of the New York Jets' snap counts from their 37-27 win against the Oakland Raiders:
OFFENSE (Based on 58 snaps)
Quarterback -- Geno Smith 58.
Running back -- Chris Ivory 29, Bilal Powell 28, Tommy Bohanon 23, Alex Green 2.
Wide receiver -- David Nelson 54, Santonio Holmes 42, Jeremy Kerley 27, Greg Salas 11.
Tight end -- Jeff Cumberland 46, Kellen Winslow 19, Zach Sudfeld 6, Vladimir Ducasse 3.
Offensive line -- D'Brickashaw Ferguson 58, Brian Winters 58, Nick Mangold 58, Willie Colon 58, Austin Howard 58.
Offensive analysis: Winslow, who openly wondered about his playing time after last week's loss, didn't see a significant spike. He played in 33 percent of the snaps, up only three percentage points. ... Holmes, healthy, played in 72 percent of the snaps. Kerley returned to the lineup in a situational role. It was easy to divide the reps because Stephen Hill was inactive. It might get tricky when Hill returns. ... This was the first time since Week 7 that Ivory played more than Powell.
DEFENSE (Based on 69 snaps)
Line -- Muhammad Wilkerson 67, Sheldon Richardson 56, Damon Harrison 34, Leger Douzable 18, Kenrick Ellis 14.
Linebacker -- David Harris 69, Quinton Coples 63, DeMario Davis 62, Calvin Pace 53, Garrett McIntyre 18.
Secondary -- Dawan Landry 69, Antonio Cromartie 66, Dee Milliner 65, Ed Reed 46, Kyle Wilson 25, Antonio Allen 25, Jaiquawn Jarrett 7, Josh Bush 3.
Defensive analysis: The news here is that Reed played a season-low 67 percent of the snaps. He averaged 92 percent in his first three games. Rex Ryan defended Reed's performance last week, yet still cut his playing time. It's not hard to read into that. The beneficiary was Allen, who played more snaps than he did in the previous three games combined. ... Cromartie played nearly the entire game despite a head injury, the team announced afterward. ... McIntyre returned after missing three games with a knee injury.