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Williams defense~Who stays? Who goes?

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We're all certain that the offensive line will be rebuilt but the defense will also be tweaked with Williams leading the charge. Will a free agent LB be targeted? No ones mentioned the LB position except to say Lee sucks, Jenkins & Avery are too slow footed & Brandon Copeland looks like a keeper. This is going to be an interesting development after Williams & his group review film from 2018. 

There are probably 3-4 players wondering what their future is with the Jets.

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I would hope that realistically they cut ties with Skrine and Anderson who doesn't fit the new scheme as a 4-3 or DT unfortunately.  I personally really don't see where Jordan Jenkins fits in with this new scheme either unfortunately.  I don't think he has the speed and sideline to sideline ability to play MLB nor the coverage abilities to play OLB and cover RBs and TEs if that's the way the new scheme works. 

I don't think the defense if far off.  If they plug in an impact interior lineman and put him next to Leo that'll in turn improve Leo's play dramatically I think.  They need another quality CB even if Claiborne returns seeing as him and Trumaine Johnson are injury prone and I would get a MLB to play what I think is a key role in Greg Williams defense.  

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3 free agent LBs to watch once free agency begins.

CJ Mosley, Preston Smith, Za'darius Smith.

With Lee, Jenkins, Williamson all having their warts it will be interesting what Williams thinks about these guys relative to his scheme.

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11 minutes ago, UntouchableCrew said:

I think Jenkins is probably going to get moved.

Lee is probably a better fit for the 4-3. I'm guessing Avery will be the Mike, Lee will be the Will and the Sam isn't on the roster. Pure speculation though.

I thought the Mike in this scheme had to be fleet of foot? or is it the Will? I'm confused, lol.

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Just now, Jetster said:

I thought the Mike in this scheme had to be fleet of foot? or is it the Will? I'm confused, lol.

I mean all of the linebackers in a 4-3 need to be able to move. I see Lee as more of an OLB because blitzing and covering seems more suited to him than being a sideline to sideline tackle machine, but it's all relative.

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7 minutes ago, Jetster said:

I thought the Mike in this scheme had to be fleet of foot? or is it the Will? I'm confused, lol.

That would be the Will. Lee. Avery has the size for Mike. Hewitt at Sam. Surprise candidate

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4 minutes ago, Jetster said:

I thought Brandon Copeland outplayed Hewitt?

I think your right. Hewitt might have more speed than Copland, though.That could be a difference maker in Williams eye?????

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At minimum, we need 2 ends and a linebacker.  I agree with most of the above posts that Jenkins is not a 4-3 end.  

Keep an eye on linebacker Kwon Alexander (TB) in free agency.  He's everything we expected Darron Lee to be.  If Bowles is bringing his 3-4 to Tampa, I don't think they'd see him as a fit.   Pair him with Lee & Williamson and that's a solid starting 3.  

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2 hours ago, genot said:

I think your right. Hewitt might have more speed than Copland, though.That could be a difference maker in Williams eye?????

Hewitt looked way better than Lee

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1 hour ago, F00tballGuy69 said:

At minimum, we need 2 ends and a linebacker.  I agree with most of the above posts that Jenkins is not a 4-3 end.  

Keep an eye on linebacker Kwon Alexander (TB) in free agency.  He's everything we expected Darron Lee to be.  If Bowles is bringing his 3-4 to Tampa, I don't think they'd see him as a fit.   Pair him with Lee & Williamson and that's a solid starting 3.  

Besides Skrine who simply letting him go is an upgrade to the defense I think cutting Lee is almost a necessity 

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4 hours ago, genot said:

That would be the Will. Lee. Avery has the size for Mike. Hewitt at Sam. Surprise candidate

Lee most likely will try & fill this role.

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16 minutes ago, Philc1 said:

Hewitt looked way better than Lee

Let's see what happens here. Williams isn't gonna play anyone who shies away from contact. It's a different defense. Lee will be playing the same role he played at Ohio State. We have to trust at this point Williams judgement. He's been around a long time.

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Id be shocked if CJ mosely hit FA. The ravens love him, but if he somehow did dont be surprised if the jets make a run at him.  Extremely Smart and while Williamson will be a good Mike, Williams Defense wants the mike to drop into the deeper middle if they go into a Tampa 2 coverage.  Mosely would be a better fit to do this than williamson.

I also believe Williamson can play the Sam in this defense so it allows for some versatility.  The only downside is that is a lot of money invested into the LB position.  It'll be interesting to see what they jets do because they need to add talent at both DE positions and a corner. 

 

On defense alone the jets need to add somewhere around 4-maybe 5 starters

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10 minutes ago, jetsons said:

Lee most likely will try & fill this role.

More to talk about this off season. So much, juggling of personal. New coaching staff. Lot's of money to spend. And the draft, of course.

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12 minutes ago, Philc1 said:

Hewitt looked way better than Lee

Different defense. Lets see what Williams does. One thing we know. He's not gonna put up with anyone who shies away from contact.

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4 hours ago, Jetster said:

I thought the Mike in this scheme had to be fleet of foot? or is it the Will? I'm confused, lol.

in the base D he's the will. There was an interesting thread on here today about williams scheme and how he runs a decent amount of tampa 2 where Lee would probably be better at mike.

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why does everybody say Lee and blitzing? He is the most easily blocked LB i have ever seen...he may as well run out the tunnel , cos he aint gonna get the QB there either

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3 hours ago, genot said:

Let's see what happens here. Williams isn't gonna play anyone who shies away from contact. It's a different defense. Lee will be playing the same role he played at Ohio State. We have to trust at this point Williams judgement. He's been around a long time.

I agree Lee is more suited to play in 4-3 I just don’t think he will ever be good

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2 hours ago, Losmeister said:

why does everybody say Lee and blitzing? He is the most easily blocked LB i have ever seen...he may as well run out the tunnel , cos he aint gonna get the QB there either

Lee is utter garbage and he keeps getting chances

 

In coverage Lee gets abused by everyone and that isn’t really affected by  whether it’s base 4-3 or 3-4

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7 minutes ago, Philc1 said:

I agree Lee is more suited to play in 4-3 I just don’t think he will ever be good

If he doesn't perform in Williams defense, he'll be gone. No more nice, nice, with players not doing their job

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