Jets moving primarily to a 4-3 front?
Some speculation that the Jets are moving away from the 3-4 and to the 4-3. Of course, Rex Ryan's defense was never a PURE 3-4 defense, it was more of a hybrid multiple-front all along. If you watched this pass season it seems that we actually ran more 4 down linemen fronts than 3. (I don't have the official numbers, but I would like to see them if they are available).
I'm sure if one was to ask Rex Ryan directly about it he would likely deny it. But switching to a 4-3 front primarily makes total sense to me. For one reason--PERSONNEL. We have no starting OLBs on the roster right now, and have had a lack of LBs with pass rush ability ever since I can remember. Our best pass rushers are on the defensive linemen. (Wilkerson, Coples). I can see moving Wilkerson to a 3 technique DT and Coples as a5 or 6 DE. Any thoughts?