New York Jets: Playing time

Midseason snap counts: Defense

November, 2, 2013
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A position-by-position breakdown of the New York Jets' playing time on defense (based on 552 snaps):

DEFENSIVE LINE

Muhammad Wilkerson -- 518 snaps/94 percent

Sheldon Richardson -- 433 snaps/78 percent

Damon Harrison -- 242 snaps/44 percent

Leger Douzable -- 95 snaps/17 percent

Kenrick Ellis -- 87 snaps/16 percent

Analysis: They rely on only three linemen, which is pretty remarkable -- although it should be noted they have outside linebackers that fill defensive-line roles. Wilkerson is logging a lot of plays. It's tough to take your best player off the field, but an occasional rest might help his stamina for later in the season. Harrison and Ellis are two-down players. Richardson is providing more than expected.

LINEBACKER

David Harris -- 550 snaps/99 percent

DeMario Davis -- 539 snaps/98 percent

Calvin Pace -- 429 snaps/78 percent

Quinton Coples -- 320 snaps/58 percent

Garrett McIntyre -- 211 snaps/38 percent

Antwan Barnes -- 145 snaps/26 percent

Ricky Sapp -- 8 snaps/1 percent

Nick Bellore -- 2 snaps/.4 percent

Troy Davis -- 1 snap/.2 percent

Analysis: The Jets have an unusual situation in that Harris and Davis almost never come off the field. They're included in the dime package because they use only three down linemen in that package. Pace is down about 15 percent from last season, but that's a smart move by the coaching staff. He's fresher and more productive in a scaled-down role. Coples missed two games with a fractured ankle. He has played 75 percent in the game he's been active. They miss Barnes, who is done for the season.

SECONDARY

Dawan Landry -- 546 snaps/99 percent

Antonio Cromartie -- 545 snaps/99 percent

Antonio Allen -- 360 snaps/65 percent

Kyle Wilson -- 285 snaps/52 percent

Darrin Walls -- 272 snaps/49 percent

Dee Milliner -- 215 snaps/39 percent

Jaiquawn Jarrett -- 191 snaps/35 percent

Josh Bush -- 43 snaps/8 percent

Isaiah Trufant -- 31 snaps/6 percent

Ellis Lankster -- 14 snaps/3 percent

Analysis: Who could've predicted that Walls, a former undrafted free agent, would have more snaps than Milliner, the ninth pick in the draft? Milliner missed three games with a hamstring injury and was benched in parts of two others. Landry and Cromartie have combined for nearly 1,100 snaps, yet they have only one interception between them. That's not terribly productive. Wilson has been used almost exclusively in the nickel, and there are times when they don't use their nickel defense against three-receiver packages.

Midseason snap counts: Offense

November, 2, 2013
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A position-by-position breakdown of the New York Jets' playing time, starting with the offense (based on 551 snaps):

QUARTERBACK

Geno Smith -- 535 snaps/97 percent

Matt Simms -- 16 snaps/3 percent

Analysis: Say this for Smith -- he's getting plenty of on-the-job training. This much playing time will prove to be enormously beneficial in the long run.

RUNNING BACK

Bilal Powell -- 336 snaps/61 percent

Tommy Bohanon -- 222 snaps/40 percent

Chris Ivory -- 133 snaps/24 percent

Alex Green -- 33 snaps/6 percent

Mike Goodson -- 30 snaps/5 percent

Analysis: Shockingly low numbers for Ivory and Goodson, who were expected to be the leaders of the backfield. Ivory's numbers should spike now that he's healthy. Goodson is done for the season. Powell absorbed some of the lost time from Ivory and Goodson; it also helps that he can play all three downs. The Jets used more two-back sets than many expected, which explains Bohanon's relatively high number at fullback.

WIDE RECEIVER

Stephen Hill -- 414 snaps/75 percent

Jeremy Kerley -- 381 snaps/69 percent

Santonio Holmes -- 219 snaps/40 percent

David Nelson -- 155 snaps/28 percent

Clyde Gates -- 133 snaps/24 percent

Ben Obomanu -- 41 snaps/7 percent

Ryan Spadola -- 27 snaps/5 percent

Michael Campbell -- 24 snaps/4 percent

Josh Cribbs -- 7 snaps/1 percent

Analysis: This position has been hit hard by injuries, which explains the low number for Holmes and the high number for Kerley. Campbell, Spadola and Obomanu are no longer with the team, and Gates is on IR. Nelson has been a nice addition.

TIGHT END

Jeff Cumberland -- 326 snaps/59 percent

Kellen Winslow -- 201 snaps/36 percent

Zach Sudfeld -- 40 snaps/7 percent

Konrad Reuland -- 24 snaps/4 percent

Sheldon Richardson -- 1 snap/.1 percent

Analysis: Before his suspension, Winslow was seeing more time than Cumberland, which was a surprise. Winslow still has one more game to serve. As you can see, depth is a major concern.

OFFENSIVE LINE

D'Brickashaw Ferguson -- 551 snaps/100 percent

Willie Colon -- 551 snaps/100 percent

Austin Howard -- 551 snaps/100 percent

Nick Mangold -- 549 snaps/99 percent

Vladimir Ducasse -- 292 snaps/53 percent

Brian Winters -- 263 snaps/48 percent

Caleb Schlauderaff -- 2 snaps/.3 percent

Analysis: They've been remarkably healthy, as the starters have missed only two snaps due to injury. Winters replaced Ducasse at left guard after the fourth game.

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