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Demario Davis Loses Significant Playing Time. Lorenzo Mauldins' Increases

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I've always been a big fan of Demario Davis, from scouting him in college to seeing his rise with the Jets. However recently, it had gotten to a point where he was hurting the Jets, mainly in coverage. It was a little bit of speed problems, but a lot of it was recognition. Not dropping deep enough in the zone, biting in play action etc etc.

As a result, many Jets fans were calling for him to lose his starting spot. While he didn't lose his starting spot, he did lose a significant amount of time on the field. Davis is usually in on 95%+ of defensive snaps, yesterday he was in on less than 50%.

Darrin Walls saw an increase in snaps due to the injury of Marcus Williams and the absence of Darrelle Revis. It was great to see Pryor out there, doing what he does best, delivering hits. Lorenzo Mauldin also saw a significant increase in his snaps, moving over 50%.

Mike Catapano saw a significant amount of action yesterday, playing more than 1st round rookie Leonard Williams.

In total, the Jets ran 72 defensive plays

Defensive Line

Muhammad Wilkerson, 69 (96%)

Sheldon Richardson, 67 (93%)

Mike Catapano, 41 (57%)

Leonard Williams, 35 (49%)

Damon Harrison, 28 (39%)

Leger Douzable, 2 (3%)

Stephen Bowen, 1 (1%)


David Harris, 62 (86%)

Lorenzo Mauldin, 38 (53%)

Demario Davis, 35, (49%)

Erin Henderson, 28 (39%)

Calvin Pace, 17 (24%)

Trevor Reilly, 7 (10%)


Antonio Cromartie, 72 (100%)

Buster Skrine, 69 (96%)

Darrin Walls, 50 (69%)

Dexter McDougle, 19 (26%)

Marcus Williams 8 (11%)


Marcus Gilchrist, 72 (100%)

Calvin Pryor, 64 (89%)

Rontez Miles, 8 (11%)