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    Here are some fun facts

    Just trying to post a few things of interest every now and then:

    http://blog.newyorkjets.com/2013/07/...m-yearbook-13/

    Antwan Barnes, who played his first pro game as a Ravens rookie against the Jets on Sept. 16, 2007, had five sacks in his first 40 NFL games, then erupted for 18.5 sacks in 38 games as a Charger since ’10.

    ■ Willie Colon, as a New York City high school all-star in the early 2000s, played in the Empire Challenge and thus practiced for the game at the Jets’ fields when they were stationed at Hofstra University.

    ■ Demario Davis should increase his playing time this season after an active rookie campaign in which he led the Jets with 371 special teams plays and was second behind Nick Bellore with 15 ST tackles.

    ■ D’Brickashaw Ferguson played in every one of the Jets’ 1,074 offensive plays, and he extended his career-long ironman streaks to 112 games and starts — both the longest streaks among active NFL tackles.

    ■ David Harris led the Jets with 1,196 plays, including special teams, and again topped the defense in tackles — the fifth season that “the Hitman” reached 100 tackles and led the Jets in the process.

    ■ Chris Ivory, described as “a very physical, violent runner” by GM John Idzik, can move the chains — his 5.11 yards per carry is eighth-best in the NFL for all RBs with at least 250 career carries since 1970.

    ■ Jeremy Kerley, who led the Jets in receptions and receiving yards last season, has had a hand in the Green & White’s last seven 40-yard pass plays — five on the receiving end and two as the passer.

    ■ Joe McKnight’s 29.4-yard kickoff-return average in 2011-12 combined is the best in the NFL in back-to-back seasons since Hall of Famer-to-be Gale Sayers posted a 31.3 for the Bears in 1965-66.

    ■ Darrin Walls, whose only career interception came for Atlanta on New Year’s Day 2012 vs. Tampa Bay, has been reunited with Jets LBs coach Brian VanGorder, his defensive coordinator with the Falcons.

    ■ Kellen Winslow, signed June 14 after his tryout at the Jets’ full-squad minicamp, ranks third among all NFL tight ends since 2006 with 698 targets, fourth with 433 catches, and fourth with 4,798 yards.

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    Love the Ivory stat

    Wonder if Balt played a 3-4 when Barnes was there &/or if his role changed when he went to SD


    Funny that Kerley was QB for 2 of the last 7 long pass plays

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    Yeah I was pleasantly surprised with the stats of Ivory, Barnes, and Winslow. I think we have 3 winners there and very likely long term keepers.

    Winslow is probably most doubtful long term which is a shame. After all how long can be expected to play with chronic knee pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIJetsFan View Post
    Yeah I was pleasantly surprised with the stats of Ivory, Barnes, and Winslow. I think we have 3 winners there and very likely long term keepers.

    Winslow is probably most doubtful long term which is a shame. After all how long can be expected to play with chronic knee pain.
    Jets looked like they unearthed some gems in FA

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIJetsFan View Post
    ■ Jeremy Kerley, who led the Jets in receptions and receiving yards last season, has had a hand in the Green & White’s last seven 40-yard pass plays — five on the receiving end and two as the passer.
    TWO as the passer-- shows how bad our QB play has been

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    Quote Originally Posted by cant wait View Post
    TWO as the passer-- shows how bad our QB play has been
    To be vaguely fair - gadget plays do tend to have more potential for big gains due to their very nature. I doubt Kerley would be able to keep that up with 30+ drop backs from under center in a game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cant wait View Post
    TWO as the passer-- shows how bad our QB play has been
    sure it does. but lets give credit where it's due....Kerley is a dynamic badass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamont_jordan_rules View Post
    Love the Ivory stat

    Wonder if Balt played a 3-4 when Barnes was there &/or if his role changed when he went to SD


    Funny that Kerley was QB for 2 of the last 7 long pass plays
    Watching Ivory run will be an eye opener for every Jet fan that had to painfully watch Greene stumble yet again into another tackle.
    Then we have Goodsen to run stretch plays & force the edge, something that Pats do not defend well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetster View Post
    Watching Ivory run will be an eye opener for every Jet fan that had to painfully watch Greene stumble yet again into another tackle.
    Then we have Goodsen to run stretch plays & force the edge, something that Pats do not defend well.
    I'm keeping my own expectations for Ivory low, since he's never been the consensus #1 back. But definitely excited to see a guy bang it up in there with the intention of actually coming out on the other side. And Goodson could bring back the element that was lost when Leon left.

    Kerley will be the last good thing Tanny did for this franchise. A great pick where he was taken, and if there's a point in the future when he's clearly the 3rd best receiver on the team, the Jets should have a very good passing attack.

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