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Myth of Jets Defense; Not Top 10


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It’s become dogma how Jets had this surprisingly stout, “top 10” defense last year. In the category that only truly matters - scoring - not quite. 16th in the league IINM.

And mind you the Jets were blown out in at least 3 games. Meaning the opposing offenses likely throttled back to chew up clock. Whereas if the Jets offense provided some competition, the opposing offense remained in attack mode putting up ever more points.  

Yes Gregg Williams’ 2019 unit was a pleasant surprise (highlighted by a dominant run defense). Including that the Jets last-place time of possession offense had the D on the field incessantly. But overall it was a mediocre unit, getting sliced and diced through the air plenty & constantly unable to get off the field on third downs. Hopefully Zuniga’s raw talent makes an impact in the Jets pass rush. 

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13 minutes ago, Philc1 said:

Yet supposedly that was the deathblow to the jets 2020 season according to ESPN

My sense is that the hyperbole around the dimmac was the back to back loss of both pro bowlers we have on defense in Adams and Mosley in consecutive weeks. 

I do think that underrates that we were also without Williamson all last season too. 

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13 minutes ago, Philc1 said:

Yet supposedly that was the deathblow to the jets 2020 season according to ESPN

Certainly sent that Buffalo game into a tailspin. Sam going down with teh kissing disease and the back up QBs disintegration in front of our very eyes get that prize. Evident by the modest pulse the team had in second half of the season. 

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33 minutes ago, JetsLife said:

It’s become dogma how Jets had this surprisingly stout, “top 10” defense last year. In the category that only truly matters - scoring - not quite. 16th in the league IINM.

And mind you the Jets were blown out in at least 3 games. Meaning the opposing offenses likely throttled back to chew up clock. Whereas if the Jets offense provided some competition, the opposing offense remained in attack mode putting up ever more points.  

Yes Gregg Williams’ 2019 unit was a pleasant surprise (highlighted by a dominant run defense). Including that the Jets last-place time of possession offense had the D on the field incessantly. But overall it was a mediocre unit, getting sliced and diced through the air plenty & constantly unable to get off the field on third downs. Hopefully Zuniga’s raw talent makes an impact in the Jets pass rush. 

this is a perfect example of why a good defense or offense for that matter doesn't mean very much if the other side of the ball is lacking.  if the offense were in the middle, the defense would've been top 10 or higher.  it's that simple.

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1 hour ago, IndianaJet said:

I always love logging onto this site every morning just to see another post about how bad the fans think our team is.

Really get's the day off to a good start.

Better is how the wins arent wins.  6-2 wasn't 6-2

Now the defensive rankings arent the defensive rankings because...who throttled back, etc.

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