- Rich Cimini, ESPN New York Jets reporter
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Continuing our look back at the season, let's break down the snap counts for the Jets' offensive line and tight ends (based on a total of 1,076 offensive snaps):
Jeff Cumberland -- 594 snaps/55 percent
Dustin Keller -- 406 snaps/38 percent
Konrad Reuland -- 380 snaps/35 percent
Jason Smith (jumbo TE) -- 258 snaps/24 percent
Dedrick Epps -- 27 snaps/3 percent
Hayden Smith -- 16 snaps/1 percent
Analysis: This position was crushed by injuries, going back to the preseason. H-Back Josh Baker was a shoo-in to make the team, but he blew out his knee. Keller missed eight games and never found his stride, putting too much burden on Cumberland, who was in over his head at times ... Reuland became a jack-of-all-trades player, filling in at fullback and H-Back ... Kudos to Hayden Smith, who left his career as a professional rugby player and managed to sneak into a few games. Obviously, he was a beneficiary of the injuries ... After arriving with fanfare, mostly because he was swapped for Wayne Hunter, Jason Smith became a guy just passing through.
D'Brickashaw Ferguson -- 1,076 snaps/100 percent
Austin Howard -- 1,075 snaps/99.9 percent
Nick Mangold -- 1,068 snaps/99 percent
Brandon Moore -- 1,065 snaps/99 percent
Matt Slauson -- 822 snaps/76 percent
Vladimir Ducasse -- 272 snaps/25 percent
Analysis: The Jets were extraordinarily lucky, as none of their starting linemen missed a game. Ferguson deserves a gold star for durability, the only player on the team to play in every snap ... You can't help but be impressed with Howard, an unknown, bottom-of-the-roster player only one year ago. Is he the answer? Maybe, maybe not, but he developed a lot in one year ... I agree with offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo on one thing (and, no, it's treatment of the media): The left-guard platoon was for the birds. They should've stayed with Slauson the whole time.
Continuing our look back at the season, let's break down the snap counts for the Jets' offensive line and tight ends (based on a total of 1,076 offensive snaps):TIGHT ENDJeff Cumberland -- 594 snaps/55 percentDustin Keller -- 406 snaps/38 percentKonrad Reuland -- 380 snaps/35 percentJason Smith (jumbo TE) -- 258 snaps/24 percentDedrick Epps -- 27 snaps/3 percentHayden Smith -- 16 snaps/1 percentAnalysis: This position was crushed by injuries, going back to the preseason.