Friday, January 3, 2014
Final playing-time breakdown: QB/RB
By Rich Cimini
With the 2013 season in the books, we'll start our annual playing-time analysis, covering 16 games:
Total offensive snaps: 1,051.
Geno Smith -- 985 snaps/94 percent
Matt Simms -- 66 snaps/6 percent
David Garrard, Brady Quinn, Mark Sanchez -- 0 snaps
Analysis: Say this for Smith: He's a tough cookie, physically and mentally. He endured 43 sacks and the worst slump you'll ever see in the NFL, but he started every game -- quite an accomplishment. He was pulled in three games, most notably his halftime benching in Week 13. ... Simms got a little taste of the NFL after starting camp as the No. 4 quarterback. ... Financial stat of the year: Sanchez, Garrard and Quinn made a combined $9.8 million -- and didn't take a single snap.
Bilal Powell -- 618 snaps/59 percent
Tommy Bohanon -- 371 snaps/35 percent
Chris Ivory -- 331 snaps/31 percent
Alex Green -- 42 snaps/4 percent
Mike Goodson -- 30 snaps/3 percent
Sheldon Richardson -- 6 snaps/0.6 percent
Kenrick Ellis -- 1 snap/0.09 percent
Damon Harrison -- 1 snap/0.09 percent
Analysis: The number that jumps out is Ivory's playing-time percentage. He was arguably the offensive MVP, yet he was limited because of a hamstring injury coming out of the preseason. As a result, Powell was overworked early in the year and faded around midseason, perking up again late in the year. He also was nagged by a hamstring injury. ... Goodson was suspended the first four games, flashed some potential and blew out his knee. Talk about a rough year. ... Bohanon, a seventh-round pick, didn't do anything memorable, but he was on the field a lot, as OC Marty Mornhinweg used two-back sets about one-third of the time. ... Richardson -- the new Fridge -- scored twice in six plays, not a bad ratio.