Monday, December 23, 2013
Playing-time breakdown: Week 16
By Rich Cimini
An analysis of the snap counts from the New York Jets' 24-13 win against the Cleveland Browns:
OFFENSE (Based on 77 snaps)
Quarterback -- Geno Smith 77.
Running back -- Chris Ivory 40, Bilal Powell 35, Tommy Bohanon 17, Alex Green 2.
Wide receiver -- David Nelson 62, Jeremy Kerley 59, Santonio Holmes 53, Greg Salas 10, Saalim Hakim 3.
Tight end -- Jeff Cumberland 61, Kellen Winslow 28, Zach Sudfeld 14.
Offensive line -- D'Brickashaw Ferguson 77, Brian Winters 77, Nick Mangold 77, Willie Colon 75, Austin Howard 77, Vladimir Ducasse 3.
Offensive analysis: Holmes, who offered to take a pay cut for next season, ended up with a cut in playing time. He played only 69 percent of the snaps, third-most among the wideouts. Maybe that explains why he was so curt with reporters after the game. ... Ivory played his second-highest snap total of the season. ... The Jets didn't use a lot of two-back sets, resulting in the relatively low total for Bohanon. ... Colon was hurt for two plays and replaced by Ducasse, who also lined up once as an extra blocker. ... It was Winslow's highest snap count since Week 4, before his suspension.
DEFENSE (Based on 65 snaps)
Line -- Muhammad Wilkerson 63, Sheldon Richardson 51, Damon Harrison 25, Leger Douzable 18, Kenrick Ellis 12.
Linebacker -- David Harris 65, DeMario Davis 59, Quinton Coples 56, Calvin Pace 52, Garrett McIntyre 14.
Secondary -- Antonio Cromartie 63, Dee Milliner 63, Dawan Landry 59, Antonio Allen 45, Kyle Wilson 30, Ed Reed 30, Josh Bush 8, Jaiquawn Jarrett 2.
Defensive analysis: It's not often a future Hall of Famer gets benched, but that's essentially what happened to Reed, who was replaced in the base defense by Allen. Reed played on passing downs -- and there was a lot of passing, as Browns QB Jason Campbell had 45 dropbacks. How did Reed feel about his reduced role? Hard to say. He bolted the locker room without talking to reporters. ... Landry sat for a few plays, which is rare. He missed only 13 snaps in the first 14 games. The coaches wanted to take a look at Bush and Jarrett.