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Jets Snap Count Analysis: A Surprise in the Offensive Backfield 

ESPN Radio Personality Takes a Closer Look at the Jets-Bills Snap Count Report


Following their 41-10 loss to the Bills on Sunday, the Jets headed into the Bye Week at 3-7. Since we aren't taking our week off just yet, we wanted to provide a little snap count analysis after Week 10.

  • There were six Jets who played every snap on offense (56 total) — QB Josh McCown, along with the starting offensive line of LT Kelvin Beachum, LG James Carpenter, C Jonotthan Harrison, RG Brian Winters and RT Brandon Shell. The previous week against the Dolphins, only four offensive linemen saw 100 percent of the action as Spencer Long missed 12 snaps (Long was inactive for the Buffalo game).
  • Wide receiver Quincy Enunwa came close to sporting perfect attendance, playing 54-of-56 snaps good for 96 percent while hauling in 4 grabs for 18 yards. That was a pretty large jump from the Dolphins game where Enunwa appeared in 73 percent of the snaps. Sunday was his second game back from missing time with an injured ankle. Charone Peake upped his playing time on offense considerably from the Miami game, finishing with one catch for 11 yards with Robby Anderson being inactive. Peake saw action on 22 plays, as opposed to just 2 against the 'Fins.
  • Tight end Chris Herndon held steady once again, playing 64 percent of the offensive snaps, the same ratio as the previous week. What does change is the disparity in plays between the rookie and the other tight ends. Herndon saw 19 more snaps than any other tight end on Sunday, against Miami the number was only 9. Interesting to note also that Eli McGuire got the bulk of the snaps at the running back position over Isaiah Crowell for the second straight week (32 to 19). The second-year pro has shown flashes in his two games back from a broken foot (124 total yards from scrimmage) and his workload figures to increase the rest of the way.
  • As for the defense, five players took part in 100 percent of the action for a second straight week. Avery Williamson, Marcus Maye, Jamal Adams, Darron Lee and Mo Claiborne were on field for all 73 plays. Williamson and Lee tied for the team lead with 11 tackles apiece. In Miami, Darryl Roberts was the fifth player who played 100 percent of the time, while Lee saw action a possible 54-of-57 snaps. Against Buffalo, however, Roberts failed to get a single snap on defense with Trumaine Johnson back in action. Roberts appeared in 14 plays on special teams.
  • The aforementioned Trumaine Johnson, in his return from a five-game absence due to an injured quad, played in 66 of a possible 73 snaps. Johnson, along with Claiborne and Buster Skrine were the only three cornerbacks to see action on defense. Along the defensive line, Leonard Williams played 52-of-73 snaps for 71 percent. Rookie Nathan Shepherd saw an increase in playing time from the week before, appearing in 41 percent of the snaps, up from 26 percent in Miami.
  • On special teams, Terrence Brooks and Rontez Miles led the team with 29 snaps each and Neville Hewitt, Kevin Pierre-Louis and Brandon Copeland chipped in with 22 apiece. Copeland added 37 snaps on defense as well.

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