Jets at Dolphins: Miami Defensive Snap Counts

Sept 23, 2012; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins cornerback Sean Smith (24) breaks up a pass intended for New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill (84) in the first quarter at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE

Earlier today, we took a look at the New York Jets at Miami Dolphins game from the Dolphins' offensive snap count point of view. Now, it's time to do the same thing for Miami's defensive snap counts

New York ran 82 offensive plays during the game, meaning the Dolphins defense was on the field for almost exactly the same number of snaps as the Miami offense on the day. Seventeen players took at least one snap on defense.

Defensive Line

Jared Odrick

Cameron Wake

Paul Soliai

Randy Starks

80 / 82

69 / 83

62 / 82

70 / 82

98%

84%

76%

85%

Season
187 / 217
86%

Season
178 / 217
82%

Season
160 / 217
74%

Season
163 / 217
75%

Defensive Line

Tony McDaniel

Olivier Vernon

Kheeston Randall

Derrick Shelby

--- / ---

16 / 82

12 / 82

13 / 82

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20%

15%

16%

Season
23 / 217
11%

Season
61 / 217
28%

Season
48 / 217
22%

Season
38 / 217
18%

Defensive Line

Ryan Baker
(Released after Week 2)

Andre Fluellen
(Signed before Week 3)

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6 / 82

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7%

Season
3 / 217
1%

Season
6 / 217 (6 / 82)
3% (7%)


Thoughts:
Impressed that Odrick played as much as he did this week. A defensive lineman playing 98% of 82 plays is incredible. Watching the game, I would have thought Vernon was on the field more than 20% of the time - he seemed to be in on a lot of plays, and could be starting to make the jump from college player to NFL player. Wake is still a dynamic force on the field every week, but he has to start getting the sacks and not just QB hits and hurries.

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Linebackers

Kevin Burnett

Karlos Dansby

Koa Misi

Jason Trusnik

82 / 82

82 / 82

56 / 82

--- / ---

100%

100%

68%

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Season
217 / 217
100%

Season
217 / 217
100%

Season
163 / 217
75%

Season
2 / 217
1%


Thoughts: The Dolphins only played three linebackers this week on defense. Nothing overly surprising about their playing time, Burnett and Dansby have played every snap of the season, while Misi is out there about three-quarters of the time. Maybe a little surprising that Misi only reached 68% of the snaps, but, that could just be a factor of the looks the Jets were giving.

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Cornerbacks

Richard Marshall

Sean Smith

Jimmy Wilson

Nolan Carroll

78 / 82

79 / 82

18 / 82

15 / 82

95%

96%

22%

18%

Season
168 / 217
77%

Season
206 / 217
95%

Season
44 / 217
20%

Season
69 / 217
32%

Thoughts: Marshall's snap count jumped back up to the mid-90% range this week, after having to miss time last week with an injury. Wilson took more snaps than Carroll this week, which is a little surprising. I'm still listing Wilson as a cornerback rather than a safety, like the Dolphins have him listed, simply because the two starting safeties are not missing snaps, meaning Wilson is playing corner despite his "safety" title.

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Safeties

Chris Clemons

Reshad Jones

Troy Nolan

82 / 82

82 / 82

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100%

100%

----

Season
214 / 217
99%

Season
217 / 217
100%

Season
3 / 217
1%

Thoughts: The safeties each played 100% of the game. Not a lot to say.

[Picture Credits: Cameron Wake picture courtesy Steve Mitchell-USPRESSWIRE 9/23/12; Karlos Dansby picture courtesy Steve Mitchell-USPRESSWIRE 9/23/12; Richard Marshall picture courtesy Robert Mayer-USPRESSWIRE 9/23/12]

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