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Jets Productivity Review: Cornerbacks

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We're going to take a look at the productivity of Jets players in 2016.  The idea is to take certain counting statistics like tackles, sacks, passes defended, etc. and place them in a productivity context by giving figures per 100 snaps.  Thus we can compare the productivity of a player who got 200 snaps to a player who got 600 snaps in a way that compares apples to apples, which counting statistics do not.  Of course this isn't the end all and be all of analysis; it just offers a bit more statistical context to what the "eye test" tells you.  It's one way of contextualizing statistics to get a perhaps more complete statistical viewpoint of how players performed. It gives you one more data point to consider.

The first position we're considering is cornerback.  At each position we will only consider players who got at least 150 snaps for the year; approximately three full games of starter's snaps.  It's an arbitrary cutoff to try to ameliorate the worst of small sample issues.

All figures given are numbers per 100 snaps. Special teams snaps are not included in the calculations. For comparison purposes each position chart will list at the bottom the figures for a Pro Football Focus 2016 All Pro at the position.

Here are the productivity numbers for Jets cornerbacks in 2016.  For cornerbacks less tackles are better. It means you weren't targeted as much and/or when you were targeted you didn't allow completions.  For all other figures here, more is better.  You'll notice Darrelle Revis, somewhat surprisingly, had the second lowest tackles per 100 snaps figure among Jets cornerbacks, behind Juston Burris.  Whether that means he was still being targeted less out of misplaced respect or he actually was a bit better than he looked is up to your interpretation.  Perhaps we have a hint in the fact that Revis' other numbers per 100 snaps are either worst or second worst on the team.

Juston Burris, in limited snaps, was the most productive Jets cornerback.  He had the best figures per 100 snaps in every category.  His limited sample, as well as his role matched up against opponents' second, third and fourth best receivers all year, means we should take his relative success with a grain of salt. Still, in limited action Burriss' productivity was a welcome sign of perhaps better things to come for an embattled Jets secondary.

Here is the productivity chart for all Jets cornerbacks with 150+ snaps.  Bask in the glory of the chart.

Cornerback

Snaps

Passes

Defended

Interceptions

Tackles

.

Darrelle Revis

922

.542

.108

5.75

Buster Skrine

814

.737

.123

5.77

Marcus Williams

457

1.31

.438

7.00

Darryl Roberts

285

2.11

0

7.36

Juston Burris

185

2.7

.541

5.41

Aquib Talib



871



1.37



.344



4.94