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So the Jets are hitting, pressuring, and sacking QBs.


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Despite the recent run of good defenses they haven't done this in a while, have they?

 

 

Pass Rush

 

Rex Ryan’s New York Jets: How do you keep a pass defense that’s down its top two cornerbacks afloat? You get after the opposing quarterback, of course, and Rex Ryan has managed to do that without an above-average performer in a traditional pass-rushing spot on the roster. The likes of Jason Babin, Calvin Pace, and Quinton Coples have combined with star interior lineman Muhammad Wilkerson to take down opposing quarterbacks on 8.4 percent of their drop-backs, the highest rate in football.

 

It hasn’t been a string of easy-to-sack quarterbacks, either. Jay Cutler has a sticky reputation from his days behind dismal offensive lines in Chicago, but Aaron Rodgers is one of the most elusive passers in the game, and Matthew Stafford is routinely one of the least frequently sacked quarterbacks. The Jets have had no problems taking them all down, even if the rest of the league has. In comparison to that 8.8 percent sack rate for the Jets, other opposing pass rushes have taken down the quarterbacks of the offenses the Jets have played (Oakland, Chicago, Green Bay, and Detroit) just 4.1 percent of the time.2

 

Ryan also hasn’t benefited from a significant amount of luck on pass pressures, either. I tend to take notice when a team produces six or more quarterback hits in a game. Even if those hits don’t result in sacks, they’re still a healthy sign you’re getting to the quarterback and influencing the game with your rush. The Jets have been above that figure three weeks in a row, including a massive 12-hit performance on Rodgers in Week 2. Wilkerson, who will be in the running for defensive player of the year with this form, has three hits on his own in each of the last two games. As fans grumble about the dismal Jets offense and their lack of spending at cornerback, it’s hard to argue with what the pass rush has done to affect opposing offenses.

 

 

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Keep putting QBs in a bad position and you improve your shot at piling up INTs. I can imagine 4 upcoming games already where this team should be able to pile up turnovers - Dolphins and Bills. 

 

Not when youre playing your safeties at the los. Forcing David Harris and Kyle Wilson to play on an island isnt going to lead to many turnovers.

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Not when youre playing your safeties at the los. Forcing David Harris and Kyle Wilson to play on an island isnt going to lead to many turnovers.

 

DBs will be a little more free against some of these upcoming opponents...Steelers, Dolphins, Bills, Titans, Vikings...OTOH, alot of this probably depends on Milliner getting healthy and/or Richardson or Coples becoming above average pass rushers (or Babin does it for a year). 

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Means nothing if O isn't scoring and keeping the other O off the field.

 

it's all connected. An offense that's turning it over too much combined with a defense that can't turn the other team over and a poor return game = pretty darn hard to win in this league.

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it's all connected. An offense that's turning it over too much combined with a defense that can't turn the other team over and a poor return game = pretty darn hard to win in this league.

That's somewhat icing on the cake, it starts and ends with points.

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Not when youre playing your safeties at the los. Forcing David Harris and Kyle Wilson to play on an island isnt going to lead to many turnovers.

 

What difference does it make, when each one of our DB can't catch a beach ball to save their life?  :shutit:

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Keep putting QBs in a bad position and you improve your shot at piling up INTs. I can imagine 4 upcoming games already where this team should be able to pile up turnovers - Dolphins and Bills. 

 

I'd add Patriots to your list. I don't see them fixing Tom's protection any time soon... 

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means next to nothing unless youre turning the ball over...getting sacks on first and second down while giving up 3rd and long...Rex is still playing defense like its 1990.

 

I have grown tired of Rex's act but the only two things that really bug me this year are the lack of turnovers and those 90 yard drives.  If you are a top defense, you do not allow 12 play 90 yard drives, particularly at key spots in a game.  We also allow a lot of third and long.  And it is not just INTs.  Do we ever even try to strip the ball from a ball carrier?

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Not when youre playing your safeties at the los. Forcing David Harris and Kyle Wilson to play on an island isnt going to lead to many turnovers.

The Jets have crap in the secondary. Idzik drafted two CBs and signed another in free agency this year, none are currently on the active roster. The CB he took in the first last year has trouble getting on the field, his other starter from last year he let go. The position was a problem last season, and despite the GM's efforts, it's worse this season.

Rex coaching a seventh round LB/S hybrid into someone who can play CB in the NFL is the only saving grace back there.

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The Jets have crap in the secondary. Idzik drafted two CBs and signed another in free agency this year, none are currently on the active roster. The CB he took in the first last year has trouble getting on the field, his other starter from last year he let go. The position was a problem last season, and despite the GM's efforts, it's worse this season.

Rex coaching a seventh round LB/S hybrid into someone who can play CB in the NFL is the only saving grace back there.

Then why is he coaching like he has studs?

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