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Denver Broncos @ NY Jets: Defensive Snap Counts

We look at who played on the defensive side of the football and how often.

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The obvious injury to Dee Milliner was the main issue on the defensive side of the football. He really is injury prone, and if I were the Jets, I'd start to get very worried about his long-term future. He seems to have had 5-7 injuries in just two years with the Jets and when trying to adapt to the NFL, it can ruin a career. I hope he's OK and I hope he comes back stronger, but all these injuries to the legs will catch-up with him and even when he's healthy he's struggled.

We ended the game with Darrin Walls and Phillip Adams playing at corner. That's a recipe for disaster against anyone, but especially Manning and the Broncos.

Player Position Snaps % of Defensive Snaps
Phillip Adams CB 70 100%
Dawan Landry SS 70 100%
David Harris LB 70 100%
Demario Davis LB 70 100%
Muhammad Wilkerson DE 66 94%
Darrin Walls CB 66 94%
Sheldon Richardson DE 59 84%
Calvin Pryor FS 51 73%
Calvin Pace OLB 48 69%
Jason Babin OLB 36 51%
Quinton Coples OLB 34 49%
Damon Harrison DT 34 49%
Kyle WIlson CB 23 33%
Jaiquawn Jarrett FS 18 26%
Antonio Allen CB/S 18 26%
Leger Douzable DE 15 21%
Kenrick Ellis NT 13 19%
Trevor Reilly OLB 5 7%
Dee Milliner CB 4 6%

Well Phillip Adams seeing 100% of the defensive snaps tells you everything you need to know about the state of this football team right now. Jason Babin saw his role increase above 50% for the first time and Calvin Pace remained below 70% which is a good thing in my opinion. One thing I really don't like, is having Coples out on the sideline chipping a receiver off the line. He doesn't really knock them off their route and you've got someone you drafted to pressure the QB, 25 yards away from him. It really makes little sense, but I saw him do it around 5 times yesterday.

It was good to see Kenrick Ellis on the field yesterday. I didn't notice him all that much but good to see him in the rotation for developmental purposes.Otherwise, there really isn't a great deal there to read into.