Jets' Play Counts vs. the Dolphins

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.

OFFENSIVE LINE * POS OFF DEF    ST  Total
Carpenter, James G 75 6 81
Ferguson, D'Brickashaw T 75 6 81
Winters, Brian G 75 6 81
Giacomini, Breno T 74 6 80
Mangold, Nick C 74 74
Qvale, Brent T 2 6 8
Johnson, Wesley C 1 6 7
WIDE RECEIVERS POS OFF DEF ST Total
Marshall, Brandon WR 71 2 73
Decker, Eric WR 65 2 67
Enunwa, Quincy WR 40 15 55
Smith, Devin WR 35 11 46
Kerley, Jeremy WR 2 10 12
TIGHT ENDS POS OFF DEF ST Total
Davis, Kellen TE 38 9 47
Cumberland, Jeff TE 15 20 35
RUNNING BACKS POS OFF DEF ST Total
Ivory, Chris RB 42 42
Powell, Bilal RB 34 2 36
Bohanon, Tommy FB 27 15 42
Ridley, Stevan RB 5 5
QUARTERBACKS POS OFF DEF ST Total
Fitzpatrick, Ryan QB 75 75
DEFENSIVE LINE POS OFF DEF ST Total
Wilkerson, Muhammad DE 69 4 73
Richardson, Sheldon DE 67 4 71
Catapano, Mike DE 41 10 51
Williams, Leonard DE 35 5 40
Harrison, Damon NT 28 2 30
Douzable, Leger DE 2 9 11
Bowen, Stephen DE 1 1
LINEBACKERS POS OFF DEF ST Total
Harris, David ILB 62 6 68
Mauldin, Lorenzo OLB 38 7 45
Davis, Demario ILB 35 6 41
Henderson, Erin ILB 28 9 37
Pace, Calvin OLB 17 3 20
Reillly, Trevor ILB 7 22 29
Lattimore, Jamari ILB 20 20
DEFENSIVE BACKS POS OFF DEF ST Total
Gilchrist, Marcus FS 72 6 78
Cromartie, Antonio CB 72 5 77
Skrine, Buster CB 69 10 79
Pryor, Calvin SS 64 10 74
Walls, Darrin CB 50 22 72
McDougle, Dexter CB 19 14 33
Miles, Rontez DB 8 21 29
Williams, Marcus CB 8 1 9
Milliner, Dee CB 8 8
SPECIALISTS POS OFF DEF ST Total
Bullock, Randy K 13 13
Quigley, Ryan P 11 11
Purdum, Tanner LS 11 11
TEAM 75 72 33 180*

DID NOT PLAY: Smith, Geno

INACTIVE: Petty, Bryce; Thompkins, Kenbrell; Revis, Darrelle; Bailey, Dion; Dozier, Dakota; Ijalana, Ben; Harris, Josh

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