Aug. 18, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets defensive back LaRon Landry (30) celebrates with New York Jets defensive back Antonio Cromartie (31) after a tackle against the New York Giants during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE
Following on from the offensive side of the ball, lets flip the attention over to the defensive side of the ball. With a lot more moving parts and a few players vying for time, I find this one much more interesting to look at. So lets take a look at the numbers first and then can get down to the conclusions to be taken away:
|100% 63/63||David Harris, Yeremiah Bell, Laron Landry||Defense|
|95 % 60/63||Calvin Pace||Defense|
|94% 59/63||Antonio Cromartie||Defense|
|86% 54/63||Kyle Wilson, Bart Scott||Defense|
|84% 53/63||Muhammed Wilkerson||Defense|
|79% 50/63||Darrelle Revis||Defense|
|51% 32/63||Quinton Coples||Defense|
|49% 31/63||Kenrick Ellis||Defense|
|41% 26/63||Mike DeVito||Defense|
|25% 16/63||Aaron Maybin, Garrett McIntyre, Marcus Dixon||Defense|
|16% 10/63||Josh Mauga||Defense|
|14% 9/63||Isaiah Trufant, Ellis Lankster, Bryan Thomas||Defense|
Demario Davis, Nick Bellore, Josh Bush saw 0% of defensive snaps. Bryan Thomas is extremely low there, but he was struggling with an injury this week. I'm a little surprised to see Trufant only in on 9% of the plays as it seemed as though he was a lot more active. Can we expect Landry (coming back from injury) and Bell (getting up there in age) to play 100% of the snaps? we can't but Eric Smith is a couple of weeks away from full fitness yet I believe. Calvin put in a good shift, and I thought he had a decent game. Revis obviously left the game in the 4th with an injury. I thought Coples was involved on more than 50% of the plays, but this shows why our eyes can be deceptive.
What are your thoughts?