Jets' Play Counts vs. the Dolphins

One Position (CB) Spread Around Plays Due to Injury, Another (ILB) Due to Coaches' Decision

The Jets defense again had some interesting play count wrinkles during the 38-20 victory over the Dolphins at MetLife Stadium.

At cornerback, with Darrelle Revis (concussion) sidelined, head coach Todd Bowles and coordinator Kacy Rodgers went to the fourth rung of the depth chart.

Marcus Williams got the start and was in for eight defensive plays. His last play was his most significant — the third-down interception of Ryan Tannehill at the Jets 7. Unfortunately, that eighth play was his last, at the end of which he twisted his knee.

Next man up.

"We've been preaching that all year, since we first came into training camp," S Calvin Pryor said. "We have a great group of guys in that secondary. One guy goes down, it doesn't matter who it is, the next guy has to step up and play, because the football game is still going to be played. So we did that today. Everybody was confident in what they were doing and we went out and had a great performance.

Darrin Walls was next up. The fifth-year corner and fourth-year Jet came on for 50 defensive snaps and 72 total including special teams. He's played in more defensive plays before, but the total equaled his most of the last two years.

Buster Skrine also saw double duty at nickel and on the outside in logging 69 defensive plays and 79 total plays, both his most this season. And Dexter McDougle was in for 19 defensive snaps, his second-most as a pro behind his 25 reps vs. Washington.

Other time was split up due to coaching decisions. At DE/OLB, Bowles said, "We wanted more speed on the outside. We thought we could get more pressure that way." So rookie LB Lorenzo Mauldin saw his most defensive action of the year with 38 plays and contributed a sack, another QB hit, and his late fumble recovery, while recent addition Mike Catapano was on the field at DE for 41 plays and got in a hit on Tannehill.

And at ILB, Bowles and Rodgers split up the snaps, with Erin Henderson getting 28 defensive looks — his most as a Jet — and Demario Davis 35 plays — his fewest in a game since his 2012 rookie season.

"You have to earn playing time around here," Bowles said, "and Erin has done that."

The play counts below from the NFL play-by-play for the game include all offensive, defensive and special teams plays plus some penalty plays. The numbers sometimes are revised during the week.

Carpenter, JamesG75681
Ferguson, D'BrickashawT75681
Winters, BrianG75681
Giacomini, BrenoT74680
Mangold, NickC7474
Qvale, BrentT268
Johnson, WesleyC167
Marshall, BrandonWR71273
Decker, EricWR65267
Enunwa, QuincyWR401555
Smith, DevinWR351146
Kerley, JeremyWR21012
Davis, KellenTE38947
Cumberland, JeffTE152035
Ivory, ChrisRB4242
Powell, BilalRB34236
Bohanon, TommyFB271542
Ridley, StevanRB55
Fitzpatrick, RyanQB7575
Wilkerson, MuhammadDE69473
Richardson, SheldonDE67471
Catapano, MikeDE411051
Williams, LeonardDE35540
Harrison, DamonNT28230
Douzable, LegerDE2911
Bowen, StephenDE11
Harris, DavidILB62668
Mauldin, LorenzoOLB38745
Davis, DemarioILB35641
Henderson, ErinILB28937
Pace, CalvinOLB17320
Reillly, TrevorILB72229
Lattimore, JamariILB2020
Gilchrist, MarcusFS72678
Cromartie, AntonioCB72577
Skrine, BusterCB691079
Pryor, CalvinSS641074
Walls, DarrinCB502272
McDougle, DexterCB191433
Miles, RontezDB82129
Williams, MarcusCB819
Milliner, DeeCB88
Bullock, RandyK1313
Quigley, RyanP1111
Purdum, TannerLS1111

DID NOT PLAY: Smith, GenoINACTIVE: Petty, Bryce; Thompkins, Kenbrell; Revis, Darrelle; Bailey, Dion; Dozier, Dakota; Ijalana, Ben; Harris, Josh

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