Playing-time analysis: Defense

December, 3, 2012
12/03/12
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- A breakdown of the Jets' defensive snaps from Sunday's 7-6 win over the Cardds (based on a total of 54):

DEFENSIVE LINE

Muhammad Wilkerson -- 47 snaps/87 percent

Mike DeVito -- 33 snaps/61 percent

Sione Po'uha -- 19 snaps/35 percent

Quinton Coples -- 19 snaps/35 percent

Kenrick Ellis -- 3 snaps/6 percent

LINEBACKER

David Harris -- 54 snaps/100 percent

Calvin Pace -- 54 snaps/100 percent

Bart Scott -- 40 snaps/74 percent

Bryan Thomas -- 34 snaps/63 percent

Garrett McIntyre -- 17 snaps/31 percent

Demario Davis -- 2 snaps/4 percent

SECONDARY

LaRon Landry -- 54 snaps/100 percent

Antonio Cromartie -- 54 snaps/100 percent

Yeremiah Bell -- 54 snaps/100 percent

Kyle Wilson -- 52 snaps/96 percent

Ellis Lankster -- 32 snaps/59 percent

Eric Smith -- 21 snaps/39 percent

Donnie Fletcher -- 5 snaps/9 percent

Analysis: The playing-time breakdown tells us a lot about which players are trusted the most by Rex Ryan and Mike Pettine. This was a must-win game in which there was virtually no margin for error -- thanks to the awful offense -- and they decided to ride the old war horses. High draft picks such as Coples, Ellis and Davis played very little ... Bart (Dodgeball) Scott played nearly the entire game after playing only 11 snaps last week. Ryan said he wanted to get more playing time for Scott, and he did.

Rich Cimini

ESPN New York Jets reporter

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