Jets WR Percy Harvin will likely play more than 50 snaps against the Chiefs if he can stay healthy (always a question mark for him), in large part because the Jets feel he has a better grasp of the playbook.
Harvin agreed with that notion Friday, saying the offense is starting to come more naturally to him.
“I’m lining up without the coaches [providing direction] now,” Harvin said. “Each week is going to be a grind for me, but I’m very comfortable now.”
Harvin played 44 of 84 snaps in Week 8, so 50 snaps against the Chiefs may not sound like much of a stretch, though the Jets are averaging 73 snaps per game. If he plays 50 snaps of the Jets' average, that equates to 68 percent of the snaps, which are borderline starter-type numbers. Regardless, it sounds like the team wants to ramp up his playing time quickly. They certainly tried to feed him the ball in his Jets debut.