I expect him to be a monster this year.
Remember he missed 4 games as well last year.
I actually think the JT addition may have a positive effect on Pace!
Let them forget about Pace while they worry about JT... That should be fun to watch. Coming at you from every angle!
I'm a big fan of Pace. He's a good player that hasn't really reached stud status yet. His size is basically prototypical for a 3-4 OLB (6'4" 265-270lbs) and he moves well. That suspension really hurt last season, he missed those games and then came back rusty as hell.
[QUOTE=Greaser;3636465]He has a hard time beating his guy on the outside to the QB sometimes. I'd like to see more Freeney type spin moves.[/QUOTE]
This is really the only reason that Pace isn't a Ware/Harrison/Dumervil type pass rusher. I don't know if he can develop moves at this point in his career, but he is still a good pass rusher. He just isn't elite; hopefully he can reach that status this year.
[QUOTE=Joe W. Namath;3636516]The guy has average 4.1 sacks a year in his 7 year career. His career season high was 8 sacks in a year.
So u r giving me sh!t that I predicted his ceiling will be a career best 9 sacks? Get a clue bro.[/QUOTE]
Problem is that teams come into matchups with the Jets knowing they won't have long to throw the ball. All week in preparation to face the Jets, opposing teams are working on getting the ball out quickly. That is the reason for our low sack totals in 2009. The positive to this is that the QBs rythem is off, resulting in lot of incompletions. I am hoping that our much improved secondary with help turn more of those rushed throws into INTs.
Regardless of our sack totals in 2009, I am sure we will continue to get a ton of hits on the QB, which can be just as big as a sack. This D is going to be fun to watch, I can't f-ing wait!