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    Kris Jenkins needs to stay healthy in 2010

    The coaches need to utilize this man sparingly yet efficiently in 2010. If the Jets believe they are to make the playoffs and have an impact in it, Kris Jenkins needs to be healthy down the stretch. Have him in on critical downs only early on, don't wear him out.

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    The jets could use another NT/DT to helpout KJ and Pouha. Hopefully, the jets will sign someone bf the season starts.. I think a #3 NT is the jets biggest need going into the training camp.

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    I wouldn't be placing any heavy bets on Jenkins' durability. It's only a matter of time.

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    Kris Jenkins does something for this defense that nobody else in the front 7 can do -- absolutely blow up a play for a loss and ruin drives. It's very hard to keep elite offenses out of 3 and short, and in turn hard to get elite offenses off the field (duh, but I'm going somewhere with this).

    After Jenkins went down, it was evident that the d-line did a great job in occupying blockers and holding their ground. In fact, our run defense actually improved after he went down. That being said, guys like Douglas, Pouha, and Devito, while solid in performing their duties, do not have that special skill Big Jenk has. We truly need him to defeat the top notch offenses of the league.

    Unfortunately, we cannot expect for this guy to play 16 games this year. If we are, we are setting us up for even more guys to step up (i.e. Pitoitua, Kroul, Gholston) since we are without Douglas as well. We may be able to handle it similarly to last year, but Jenkins needs to be healthy in big games, especially if we make the playoffs. I believe it will be key to limit his snaps early on and have Pouha play more snaps than he did at the beginning of last year.

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    Could we stop this notion that Jenkins is made of glass. He played all 16
    games in 2008, Mangini was a moron and didn't spell him in practice and
    games. That's why he wasn't effective over the last 5 games of that season.
    In the first 11 he was easily in the running for the Defensive Player of the
    Year award. As far as 2009, he got hurt because Shaun Ellis rolled up
    on his leg while he was engaged with an O-linemen. It was an accident,
    he didn't breakdown

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    He'll be fine. Pouha is becoming a nice player for us, finally. He'll get the proper rotation and there will be a nice mix up of playcalling from Rex. This defense is going to be fun to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeT.MAC View Post
    The jets could use another NT/DT to helpout KJ and Pouha. Hopefully, the jets will sign someone bf the season starts.. I think a #3 NT is the jets biggest need going into the training camp.
    True. Another point to consider is that with the upgrades on defence (esp JT passrush, Cro & Wilson joining the backfield) we have boosted our ability to kill the qb early and often - and thus keeping our D off the field and well rested. Obviously, the longer Jenks is on the field the more likelihood of injury.

    If anything we've renewed our committment to the running game this offseason thru the draft and FA pickups. While at the same time we can expect to see more balance in offense (Sanchize development, Keller, Braylon, Holmes, Cotchetc) the running game is an essential option to have to control the clock, to asphyxiate the opposition and force them into becoming desperate, throwing INT's etc.

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    Not for nothing but the way Jenkins was injured doesn't exactly scream "I have an injury problem". Shaun Ellis dove on the back of the guys legs; I don't care who you are that will cause severe damage every time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by david1023 View Post
    The coaches need to utilize this man sparingly yet efficiently in 2010. If the Jets believe they are to make the playoffs and have an impact in it, Kris Jenkins needs to be healthy down the stretch. Have him in on critical downs only early on, don't wear him out.
    water is wet

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    Big Kris Jenkins is the best NT in the NFL when healthy IMO.

    We had the number 1 defense without him for the majority of last season, and our run defense improved as the year went on after his injury.

    Our backups and depth lineman filled in nicely for us and obviously did a very good job for the Jets, but if we have Jenkins healthy for us in December and into the playoffs he can bring our Defense to another level.

    The man is a GAME CHANGER and will be needed to step up for us late in the season and into the postseason, I believe Rex will spell him more often and give him the proper rest to give him the best chance to still be healthy come December/January.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidsands View Post
    water is wet
    Fantastic first post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaPZ187 View Post
    Big Kris Jenkins is the best NT in the NFL when healthy IMO.

    We had the number 1 defense without him for the majority of last season, and our run defense improved as the year went on after his injury.

    Our backups and depth lineman filled in nicely for us and obviously did a very good job for the Jets, but if we have Jenkins healthy for us in December and into the playoffs he can bring our Defense to another level.

    The man is a GAME CHANGER and will be needed to step up for us late in the season and into the postseason, I believe Rex will spell him more often and give him the proper rest to give him the best chance to still be healthy come December/January.




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    it's not like you can just keep this guy out and then only use him on critical downs. he needs to get his head in the game just like any other players and that means play. he'll be spelled more because the jets have a lot of faith in pouha and devito right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimitri_0515 View Post
    He'll be fine. Pouha is becoming a nice player for us, finally. He'll get the proper rotation and there will be a nice mix up of playcalling from Rex. This defense is going to be fun to watch.
    Yup. Pouha's developed into a solid player. A 60/40, 70/30 split of playing time between Jenkins and Pouha should work well, while also keeping Jenkins fresh for all 19 games.

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    If Jenkins is healthy he will go right back to being used the same way he was last season. He was injured from a freak accident so there is no reason why the team should adjust how they plan on using him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david1023 View Post
    The coaches need to utilize this man sparingly yet efficiently in 2010. If the Jets believe they are to make the playoffs and have an impact in it, Kris Jenkins needs to be healthy down the stretch. Have him in on critical downs only early on, don't wear him out.
    they were already using him sparingly in 2009, until a freak injury happened when one of his linemates (Ellis?) fell on his leg. it wasn't like they were overworking him.

    and now he is playing on not 1 but 2 surgically repaired ACLs. hoping that Kris Jenkins stays healthy is becoming close to a pipe dream now.

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    Jenkins is a luxury this year. Last year, we showed that we didnt miss a beat without him.

    Will he help us? yes. Is our super bowl bowl dream over if he gets injured? not at all.

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    obviously a healthy kris jenkins is great, but sione pouha proved more than capable last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woody56 View Post
    obviously a healthy kris jenkins is great, but sione pouha proved more than capable last year.
    Pouha wishes he could hold Jenkins' jock. he was good in run defense, Rex had to blitz 5 or more anytime he wanted to collapse the pocket even with Devito and Pouha lined up together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazy Bum View Post
    Pouha wishes he could hold Jenkins' jock. he was good in run defense, Rex had to blitz 5 or more anytime he wanted to collapse the pocket even with Devito and Pouha lined up together.
    +1
    We were able to hold the point of attack but without Jenkins there were literally no playmakers on the front line.

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