The Jets fell to the Browns 23-3 on Monday Night Football. Let's rewind and dive into the snap count of how the playing time was distributed.
There were four members of the offense who were on field for all 68 snaps and they were all offensive lineman: Kelvin Beachum, Kelechi Osemele, Brian Winters and Brandon Shell. In Week 1 against Buffalo, there were seven offensive players that played the entire game. Center Ryan Kalil, who played every snap against the Bills, was on field for 50 of the 68 snaps (74%) Monday night while giving way to Jonotthan Harrison for 18 plays (26%).
In just two weeks, the Jets have already used three quarterbacks. With Sam Darnold sidelined against the Browns with mono, Trevor Siemian started and played 20 of 68 snaps (29%) before leaving the game with a season-ending ankle injury. Luke Falk, who was a member of the practice squad until Monday afternoon, saw the majority of the reps at QB (48/68, 71%). The Washington State product completed 20-of-25 passes for 198 yards in his first career regular season game action.
After playing every snap in Week 1, Le'Veon Bell's workload reduced slightly Monday night. Bell was in on 61 plays (90%), but still totaled 129 yards from scrimmage on 31 touches. Fellow running back Ty Montgomery churned out 25 rushing yards on three carries, while adding three catches for an additional 15 yards. Montgomery's snap total jumped significantly from five in Week 1 to 24 (35%) against the Browns.
Once again, only four wide receivers were involved on offense. Robby Anderson and Jamison Crowder saw the heaviest workload with each playing all but one snap (67/68, 99%). Anderson hauled in a team-high 81 yards on four catches, including a 36-yard toe-tapper along the sideline. Crowder hauled in four passes for 40 yards. Josh Bellamy played 66% of the snaps (45/68), while reeling in one catch for five yards. Newly-acquired Demaryius Thomas was in on just seven plays (10%) before re-aggravating his injured hamstring.
Ryan Griffin once again led the tight ends in playing time. Griffin was in on all but seven plays (61/68, 90%). Rookie Trevon Wesco saw action on three plays, while Daniel Brown was in on five snaps.
For the second consecutive game, four defenders played all 69 snaps: Marcus Maye, Darryl Roberts, Neville Hewitt and rookie Blake Cashman. Maye and Roberts also played every snap against the Bills in Week 1. Roberts picked off Baker Mayfield in the fourth quarter and also tied for third on the team in tackles with five. Hewitt led the team in stops with eight, including a sack. In two games, Hewitt has played all but one snap on defense. With C.J. Mosley sidelined, Cashman saw a quantum leap in playing time. After playing just 22 snaps in Week 1, the fifth-round pick from Minnesota never came off the field on Monday night and made the most of his time. Cashman finished second on the team in tackles with six, recorded a half sack, tallied 1.5 tackles for loss and batted down a Mayfield pass.
Six defensive linemen were active Monday night, one more than the week before. Leonard Williams once again led the group in playing time, logging 80% of the snaps (55/69). Henry Anderson saw action on 49 of the 69 plays (71%) while Steve McLendon had five tackles in 28 snaps. Kyle Phillips (30/69, 43%) and Folorunso Fatukasi (23/69, 33%) each saw their first game action of the season. Bronson Kaufusi recorded a half sack, along with Cashman, while playing 11 snaps. The unit played without the services of first-round pick Quinnen Williams.
After receiving 14 reps in Week 1, linebacker Tarell Basham played 52 snaps (75%) on Monday night and recorded a sack along with four tackles. Jordan Jenkins was limited to just 11 snaps before departing in the first quarter with a calf injury. Harvey Langi (13/69) and Frankie Luvu (10/69) also saw action among the linebacker group.
Safety Jamal Adams, who played every snap against Buffalo and roughly 99% of the snaps a year ago, was in on 63 of 69 plays on Monday Night (91%). The Pro Bowler recorded five tackles, including one for loss. After not seeing any defensive reps in week one, Nate Hairston played 65 of 69 snaps (94%) at corner against Cleveland and picked up three tackles, including one for loss. Brian Poole (58/69, 84%) had a pair of pass defenses. Rontez Miles (10/69, 14%) and Arthur Maulet (one play) also saw action among the DBs. Trumaine Johnson was in on four snaps Monday night after playing every snap in Week 1.
On special teams, standout Rontez Miles once again led the team with 25 snaps. Albert McClellan was next up with 20, followed by Trenton Cannon (17) and Daniel Brown (16). Kicker Sam Ficken enjoyed a productive debut with the Green and White, booting home his only field goal attempt from 46 yards.