The D is going nowhere if we don't produce first downs and eat up the clock on offense.
I thought after the draft in April that the Jets defense would be very good. They were number 5 last season and we got better on paper, so it made sense to think they could be top 5 again if not number 1.
Now seeing how the defense has looked in the preseason? I think this defense has the opportunity to be everything Bart Scott is saying and more. I figured Kenrick Ellis would play better, sure. But Kenrick Ellis looks much better than I thought. Quentin Coples is everything everybody talked about. Demario Davis looks like at some point he'll be a starting LB. Laron Landry is a truly awesome player and he lays nothing but wood. Does that guy know how to hit someone at less than cruel intentions?
Anyway, the point is, they look much better than I even thought they would. They look great. This defense appears to be the best Jets defense I've seen since the mid '80's.
I don't believe this defense is as good as the 85 Bears, but it is much, much better than any defense they've had in a very long time. I think they'll be top 3 or even number 1. And certainly better than the 2009 Jets that were number 1 in defense.
Do it fist Bart. Then you can talk about it. Until then STFU.
The blanket coverage in the secondary and DL will reinforce each other. We need the LB's to pull their weight. DD and Mayhem will get their chances to shine
So we can now stop the "fire everyone attitude" (Soprano TBD).
How about just fire everyone on offense?So we can now stop the "fire everyone attitude" (Soprano TBD).
Bart Scott should keep his mouth quiet. the D is going to be real good, the problem is, the offense is terrible and will have so many 3 and outs, that the D is going to be so tired come the 4th quarter for being on the field so much, they will not be a dominant defense
Like his answer...and it has the pieces in place to be just what he says...or at least in the argument.
Hope he's not BSing about the offense though...if the O is a complete fail the D checks out by Week 8.
I don't mind a little optimism. Rather that that the opposite
You have the young DL studs of Mo-Kenrick-Coples, to complement the two quality run stuffers, Pouha and DeVito. Then add the versatile Dixon to the mix....and maybe Jay Richardson as a situational rush DE gets included. This DL group can do it all.
Revis Island and the Cro's Nest...with Wilson and Lankster...is best in the NFL.
I don't know if the Jets have ever had a better safety tandem then Landry and Bell. They are smart...talented...and huge. And if E'Smith can't play for awhile...then Bush and Allen get to play a bigger role in the rotation and sub packages. The reps will benefit them and the team, for the crucial stretch run of the season.
Add the speed of OLBs Maybin and Demario Davis, complementing the experienced vets of Harris-Scott-Pace-Thomas...this ain't too shabby a bunch, for what might be labeled as the weakest unit of the D. But don't count this unit out in contributing big plays. With the excellent play expected to come from the DL and secondary...the vets in this group need only to use their smarts, and the experience they have with this D...make correct reads...then can cash in with some big plays of their own. They don't need to be the best...just be a smart unit that takes advantage of opportunities to make plays.
With the Genius of Rex as the Architect of this defense. There's no limit to the imagination, on what he can do with all these pieces to work with.
46 defense...here we come!
You can't run...you can't hide...cause this D has answers.
Great teams do it on the field first and then SOMETIMES talk about it afterwards. This team not so much.
They could be the best defense ever if we had a safety that can cover the deep middle, LB's that can cover TE's and an offense that can give them a break every once in awhile. With the way our offense looks, they better hope they're in absolute perfect shape or they could get smoked in the 2nd half of games this season.