Posted: 9/25/2013 8:36 PM
Into 2013...As you can tell by my user name I'm a die hard fan of the defensive side of the ball, and to me, it was just mind boggling how so called NFL experts were completely ignoring our defensive talent, ability and overall potential under coach Ryan while stating how we were one of (if not) the worst team in all of football. I'm truthfully not sure how our season of 2013 was completely overlooked when we're featuring a defensive foundation being led by a defensive guru in coach Ryan along with top notch players such as Muhammad Wilkerson, Quinton Coples, David Harris and Antonio Cromartie along with young up and coming talents in DeMario Davis (an athletic sideline to sideline IMLB opposite of Harris), a force at 6'4/346 lbs in Kenrick Ellis, one of the top rated defensive lineman coming out in Sheldon Richardson, the top rated coverage corner coming out in Dee Milliner opposite of Cromartie along with solid veteran players in Antwan Barnes, Calvin Pace and Dawan Landry. Was simply mind boggling to me. Where am I going with this? Yes we're only three games into the season but...- 3rd overall ranked defense behind only Houston and Seattle only allowing 270.0 yards per game.- 7th overall ranked defense in regards to points allowed per game only allowing 16.7 points per contest. - 3rd overall in defensive sacks behind only Dallas and Kansas City with 12 sacks (4.0 sacks per game).- 6th ranked defense against the run behind the likes of only Atlanta, Baltimore, Arizona, Dallas and Denver; only allowing 79.7 rushing yards per game. - 3rd ranked defensive unit against the run, only behind Cleveland and Denver in terms of yards per rush against (3.2 yards per carry against). - Last but not least when in regards to our run defense being led by a dominating front 7, we've only allowed 1 rushing TD thus far through 3 weeks. We're also 1st against the run in terms of fumbles forced (3). When looking at these defensive statistics against the pass (below) two words and/or one question comes to mind; Revis who?- Ranked 7th against the pass only allowing 190 passing yards per game. - Ranked 1st against the pass in terms of completion percentage allowed/against, with a completion percentage against of only 47.3%. - Ranked 2nd against the pass behind only Seattle in terms of passing yards against per attempt, only allowing an average of 5.7 yards per pass attempt against. - Ranked 6th in opposing QB rating, with a QB rating against of only 70.5. We've held Doug Martin who ranked 5th in rushing yards last season to only 65 yards off an average of only 2.7 yards per carry. We held Tom Brady to his 2nd lowest QB rating over the previous two years with a QB rating of only 71.0. Sorry for the long winded post and our offensive side of the ball is a topic for another discussion but when in regards to this Jets defense of 2013 in which is led by an elite front 7? It made absolutely zero sense how so called NFL experts were counting us out while completely ignoring/overlooking the makings of our defensive unit heading into the season. We're featuring by far, without question, a top 5 defense here in 2013. And chances are, it'll only continue to improve and become stronger as younger talents such as Wilkerson, Coples, Ellis, Richardson, Harrison, Davis, Milliner, Wilson, Bush and Allen gain experience with playing time.Am I considering us a super bowl contender? No. We haven't earned that type of hype due to our previous two seasons. But am I considering us a defense to be reckoned with? Without question. Which means we'll be in each and every game (or at least 75% of our games) which gives us a chance to put up victories any given Sunday. So for those so called experts in which gave us zero chance of competing during the entire offseason? As Jet fans, it'll be fun watching our defense prove them wrong as wrong could possibly be as the season goes on.
Last edited 9/25/2013 8:37 PM by DefenseWinsChampionships1985
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RIP WIC 2005-2008
Posted: 9/26/2013 1:49 PM
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Posted: 9/27/2013 4:34 PM
BuddyRyans46 wrote: lol HYATT, you pop up in the strangest places...
Posted: 9/28/2013 7:44 AM
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Last edited 9/28/2013 8:51 AM by jetkwondo
Posted: 9/28/2013 4:35 PM
HYATT wrote: BuddyRyans46 wrote: lol HYATT, you pop up in the strangest places...There are a lot stranger boards than this one.Places I won't even use the HYATT™ name.
Posted: 9/28/2013 9:01 PM
Posted: 9/28/2013 10:14 PM
NYJDraftKing wrote: Amazing after 3 games this JETS Defense .. with 6 new starters is doing as well as they are, I can't wait until around game 10 when they truely have learned to play together.
Posted: 9/28/2013 10:16 PM
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Posted: 9/29/2013 7:05 AM
HYATT wrote: Coples is not "new".He started a "Cople" games in 2012.
Posted: 9/29/2013 3:12 PM
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