First, I apologize for the delay in our look back at the Miami Dolphins at New York Jets game's defensive snap counts for Miami. I originally planned on it being posted Wednesday night, but I messed up on the graphic, and had the wrong data. So, it ends up coming out on Friday, when we should be focused on the Pittsburgh Steelers game.
Starting at the back of the Miami defense, both safeties Chris Clemons and Reshad Jones took all 55 of the Miami defensive snaps against the Jets. That keeps Jones as the only player on the Miami defense to have played all 847 snaps, while Clemons is just behind him, having missed just seven plays this year.
The starting cornerbacks were once again Brent Grimes and Nolan Carroll, as the groin injury that has plagued Dimitri Patterson all year, once again kept him out of the game. Grimes played 51-snaps, while Carroll was on the field 42-times.
Linebackers Dannell Ellerbe, Philip Wheeler, and Koa Misi all started the contest, with Ellerbe and Wheeler each playing 93-percent of the game, or 51-of-55 snaps. Misi, meanwhile, was in for 22-plays.
The starting defensive line featured Cameron Wake, Randy Starks, Paul Soliai, and Olivier Vernon. Vernon played the most, taking 45-snaps, while recording three sacks and 10-tackles in route to his AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. Wake was on the field for 42-plays, while Starks appeared 31-times and Soliai took 28-snaps.
Among the reserves, defensive tackle Jared Odrick played the most, on the field for 41-snaps, or 75% of the game. Safety/cornerback Jimmy Wilson also was on the field for a majority of the game, playing 34-of-55 snaps, or 62% of the game. Defensive end Dion Jordan made 19-appearances, while Derrick Shelby was on the field 13-times. Rookie Will Davis made his debut at cornerback for Miami, playing 13-snaps, with linebacker Jelani Jenkins, cornerback R.J. Stanford, and linebacker Jonathan Freeny each adding 4-snaps of their own.