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Prediction: Quinnen Williams will regularly play DE this season


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Here's our starting "2 Deep" on the defensive line

DE: Shaq Lawson, Bryce Huff

DT: Sheldon Rankins, Foley Fatukasi, Jonathan Marshall

DT: Quinnen Williams, Nathan Shepherd

DE: John Franklin Myers, Tim Ward

To be honest, I don't even think Tim Ward will be active on Game Day for the 1st few weeks until he gets integrated into the system.  Ronald Blair could get activated from the Practice Squad for a couple of games.  

BUT, at the start of the season, Bryce Huff will be our only backup DE - and, while he can get after the passer, he's not an every down NFL defensive end - he's basically a situational pass rusher.

SO, we might see this lineup on the Front 4 regularly during the season, especially on running situations, in the red zone, etc. or, God Forbid, if Lawson gets dinged up or has to come out of the game for any reason

DE: Quinnen Williams

DT: Sheldon Rankins

DT: Foley Fatukasi

DE: John Franklin Myers

That's my prediction, of course, I drink a lot, so I might be way off base here.....

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I don't think that's off.  These guys have been preaching versatility all along and moving guys around is generally a good thing.  I doubt they are going to play much straight 4-3 anyway.  They probably spend more time in nickel, but with 2 safeties at LB in the 4-3, what does that really mean?

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6 minutes ago, Sarge4Tide said:

Here's our starting "2 Deep" on the defensive line

DE: Shaq Lawson, Bryce Huff

DT: Sheldon Rankins, Foley Fatukasi, Jonathan Marshall

DT: Quinnen Williams, Nathan Shepherd

DE: John Franklin Myers, Tim Ward

To be honest, I don't even think Tim Ward will be active on Game Day for the 1st few weeks until he gets integrated into the system.  Ronald Blair could get activated from the Practice Squad for a couple of games.  

BUT, at the start of the season, Bryce Huff will be our only backup DE - and, while he can get after the passer, he's not an every down NFL defensive end - he's basically a situational pass rusher.

SO, we might see this lineup on the Front 4 regularly during the season, especially on running situations, in the red zone, etc. or, God Forbid, if Lawson gets dinged up or has to come out of the game for any reason

DE: Quinnen Williams

DT: Sheldon Rankins

DT: Foley Fatukasi

DE: John Franklin Myers

That's my prediction, of course, I drink a lot, so I might be way off base here.....

Well if Saleh is the goods he will line up everywhere on the line to make sure you get mismatches and confusion.

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1 minute ago, FidelioJet said:

That's a short term fix that will harm his development.  That's something the old Jets would do - not the JD Jets.

Keep players at their position and let them flourish.

Agree.

Additionally, this system is built around getting pressure from the front four. You’re not going to do that effectively if you’re moving tackles to end, it’s more likely to happen if you move ends to tackle.

I’d more expect heavy DT rotations - that include kicking JFM inside - to keep guys fresh and allow a steady stream of interior pressure. And I think they’re just going to try a bunch of guys on the edge to see who’s able to get pressure.

Huff’s the perfect size as the smaller end in the system too. Hope to see some Huff-Q-JFM-Lawson on passing downs. Felt that way earlier in the offseason except with the other Lawson. Maybe next year.

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The only other player the Jets claimed off waivers is former Chiefs defensive end Tim Ward. 

Ward, 24, undrafted out of Old Dominion in 2019, played in one NFL game during his stint with Kansas City. Again, Saleh was enthused about the new face, praising his "freakish ability."

"He’s long, he’s big, he’s got great bend, he’s got tremendous lower half and so it’s a matter of getting him into our wide nine, our style of play, and see if we can take the harness off him and see what happens," the head coach said.

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I expect the Jets to experiment with multiple fronts. Would not be at all surprised to see Q line up at DE from time to time. They will try all kinds of looks to try to get him 1/1 just like Rams do with AD. 

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1 hour ago, FidelioJet said:

That's a short term fix that will harm his development.  That's something the old Jets would do - not the JD Jets.

Keep players at their position and let them flourish.

A lot of D Lineman move around, JJ Watt would play all over, Aaron Donald moves around a lot.

I could see certain packages Q moving to left defensive end.

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5 hours ago, BurnleyJet said:

Well early indications say he looks more like Leonard Williams 2.0 unfortunately.

I think he looks better than Leo which makes him elite. Leo is a very good player.

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