Wilkerson, Ellis, and Coples all looking nasty. great draft picks, the d-line is set for years.
Incredibly deep now with Pouha, Devito, Mo, Coples, Ellis, Dixon, and Richardson. Throw in Maybin as the designated pass rusher and Pace as a 3rd down rusher too.
With this group you almost want to play 4-3 all the time just to get all this talent on the field.
Last edited by JetsCrazey; 08-27-2012 at 12:56 AM.
It looked like Ellis was going to get a sack a couple of times. Even when he got doubled he was still very disruptive and always around the ball. I thought he held his own against Ryan Kalil a 3 time pro bowler.
Ellis looked absurd out there. He's a freaking mammoth who spun, pushed and chased down opponent's all night. I know he's been coming on strong this summer, but that was a straight coming out party. That was nearly some Kris Jenkins shi*t out there.
Seriously - If he keeps it up, and you add in the fact that Coples is beasting and Mo's only in his 2nd year... This Dline is could end up being our best yet.
It should be interesting. Always thought Ellis played well in limited playing time last season. Now? He looks like seasoned veteran.
I don't know that he'll make Pouha expendable, I want depth at the NT spot, but he'll definitely TAKE playing time away from Pouha.
We save something like $4 million against the cap if we release Pouha after this season. And in an offseason where we're going to have to make a big decision regarding Revis and have a bunch of guys scheduled to hit FA, that's money we could use.
Pouha has been good for us over the past 3 years, but we're talking about a guy who will be 34 years old at the end of the season and is now having back issues.
I'm all for having depth at the position, but we don't need that kind of money invested in a backup NT.
Pouha is a damn good run stuffer, but Ellis is a young beast who has the potential to not only blow up the run and take on double teams, but a guy who can collapse the pocket and put pressure on the QB. That's extremely rare in a noseguard.